Automotive Market in CIS

25.09.2014 / General Motors plans to organize production in Belarus

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In the near future, the American concern General Motors will organize the production of cars in Belarus. The main approaches to the creation of production capacities in Belarus have been already agreed.

The parties agreed about stages of the creation of these facilities in order to reach the level of localization of at least 30% by January 1, 2017 and 50% and higher by July 1, 2018, in accordance with the agreements in the framework of the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union. For this purpose, in addition to SKD, production capacities for welding and body painting will be created.

The parties expect that production of 20-25 thousand cars per year should be reached. The Belarusian production will be oriented to new models, which will not be manufactured in large series.

19.09.2014 / Sales of cars in Ukraine decreased by 50% in January-August 2014

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Following the results of August 2014, sales of new cars decreased almost 3.5-fold and made 6402 units in Ukraine. According to Association of car makers of Ukraine «Ukravtoprom», over eight months of 2014 in Ukraine 71011 cars were sold, which is a 51% decrease on the previous year.

In August Toyota became the leader in the Ukrainian market, it showed the lowest sales decline - by 46.7% to 876 cars. The second place is occupied by Hyundai - cars of Korean brand were sold in number of 477 units (-69.2%). The local brand ZAZ went down to the third place with a figure of 469 sold cars (-73.4%). The fourth result was shown by Renault, which sold 462 cars (-66.5%). Volkswagen rounds out the top five – dealers of the German brand sold 461 cars (-65.1%).

18.09.2014 / Sales of cars in Kazakhstan decreased by 2%

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According to Association of the Kazakhstan Car Business, sales of cars and LCVs decreased by 1.8% to 13841 units in August 2014. Following the results of eight months of 2014, the automotive market of Kazakhstan increased by 7.5% and amounted to 99407 cars.

The absolute leader in the Kazakhstan market is a brand Lada, which share last month was 27.2% of sales of cars in Kazakhstan – 3760 cars (-27.5%). KIA, which sales increased by 55.7% and made 1588 cars, remains on the second place. Hyundai with a figure of 1465 cars (+74.4%) is on the third place. The fourth result was showed by Daewoo - 1417 cars that is by 6.3% less than a figure of year prescription. Toyota rounds out the top five – cars of the Japanese brand were sold in number of 1096 units (-6.7%).

16.09.2014 / GM Uzbekistan will produce cars Chevrolet Aveo

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General Motors Uzbekistan will produce one more model - Chevrolet Aveo. The government of the country allowed the company to purchase technological equipment and tools without tenders by concluding contracts through the global procurement system of General Motors. The company began preparatory works to organize serial production of a model.

In November 2013 GM Uzbekistan launched the production of Chevrolet Gentra, in March 2014 - Chevrolet Orlando. In the next two years the company plans to significantly upgrade the car Nexia.

10.09.2014 / Production of vehicles in Ukraine sharply decreased

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According to Association of car makers of Ukraine «Ukravtoprom», in August 2014 Ukrainian automobile plants produced 436 vehicles, which is in 13 times less than in August 2013 (5783 thousand units) and a 21% decrease on July 2014 (555 units).

The August figure in the field of car production - 189 units, which is a 45% decrease on the July's result and almost in 28 times lower than the similar figure of the last year. The number of commercial vehicles produced in August is the same as in the previous month - 153 units, but by 44% less than a year ago.

Manufacturers of buses produced 94 vehicles in August 2014. Thus, they increased their July’s result by 59%, but the gap from August 2013 amounted to 61%.