In the first quarter of 2015 production of buses in Russia decreased by 4.1% in comparison with the similar period of the last year and made 1632 units. Vehicles of foreign brands (BAW and Bravis) have a very small share in the production structure of buses: 0.8% in January-March 2015 and 0.6% in January-March 2014. Buses are not manufactured under industrial assembly regime.
In January-March 2015 production of light commercial vehicles in Russia decreased by 17.6% and amounted to 17.8 thousand units. LCVs of foreign brands showed the sharpest decline
The share of cars produced under industrial assembly regime in the first quarter of 2015 slightly decreased in comparison with the similar period of the last year - from 61.3% (January-March 2014) to 60.3% (January-March 2015).
AVTOVAZ with a share of 22.4% in total production remains the leader by production of cars in Russia (including production at Izhevsk site; contract assembly excluding).
In 2014 the production of light commercial vehicles showed the sharpest decline in comparison with that of other types of vehicles. In relation to 2013 the production of light commercial vehicles1 in Russia decreased by 31.4% and made 115.5 thousand units.
KAMAZ trucks accounted for more than 50% of the total production of trucks in 2014, shares of two other major producers, automobile plants GAZ and URAL included in GAZ Group, were 17.6% and 10.4%, respectively.
Pavlovo bus plant is a leader among these enterprises producing buses, in 2014 it accounted for 70% of the total production of buses in Russia.