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17.07.2014 / Production of commercial vehicles in the first half of 2014

Russian Automotive Market Research

According to Federal State Statistics Service of Russia, in January-June 75 thousand trucks were produced, which is a 21.1% decrease on the previous year. Last month 14.7 thousand trucks rolled off the Russian production lines, which is a 19.3% decrease on the year prescription.

In June Volvo Trucks plant in Kaluga suspended its production and went on a traditional summer corporate leave, which will be prolonged until the middle of September because of the Russian truck market decline.

Over six months of 2014 production of buses in Russia decreased by 26.3% and made 18.2 thousand units. In June bus plants produced about 3.7 thousand vehicles, which is a 21.2% decrease on the previous year.


16.07.2014 / New models of CNG PAZ buses were developed

Russian Automotive Market Research

GAZ Group developed new eco-friendly small buses – the compressed natural gas buses PAZ-32053-11-CNG and PAZ-320302-11-CNG (compressed natural gas, CNG). The beginning of buses serial production is scheduled for the end of 2014.

The PAZ-32053-11-CNG small bus is designed for suburban transport services. It is developed on the basis of PAZ-32053, the conventional model of Pavlovo Bus Plant, the most popular model on Russian roads. The bus is equipped with the 130 HP Isuzu-4HV1 gas engine and Isuzu-MYY5T 5-speed manual gear box. Five gas cylinders are located under the body bottom and provide a power reserve of the bus of over 350 km without refueling.

The PAZ-320302-11-CNG small bus is designed for the city and suburban transport services, and it is popular in the corporate transportation segment. The bus is equipped with the 130 HP Isuzu-4HV1 gas engine and Isuzu-MYY5T 5-speed manual gear box. Six gas cylinders are located under the body bottom and provide a power reserve of the bus of over 350 km without refueling.


14.07.2014 / Import and export of trucks over five months of 2014

Russian Automotive Market Research

According to Federal Customs Service of Russia, import of trucks in January-May 2014 decreased by 6.7% and made 33.6 thousand trucks on over 1 million dollars. 32.6 thousand trucks on 890.1 million dollars were imported from foreign countries, the remaining 1000 trucks on 113.9 million dollars - from CIS countries.

Export of trucks decreased by 20% and made 6.8 thousand trucks on 172.3 million dollars. 4.9 thousand trucks on 103.9 million dollars were supplied to foreign countries and 1.9 thousand trucks on 68.4 million dollars - to CIS countries.


10.07.2014 / Production of commercial vehicles over five months of 2014

Russian Automotive Market Research

According to ASM Holding JSC, in January-May 2014 the production of trucks, including light commercial vehicles, decreased by 21.4% and made 58.9 thousand units. The share of foreign brands in the total truck production in Russia amounted to 12.8% in January-May 2014 (against 13% in January-May 2013). In January-May 2014 manufacturers of trucks delivered 55.8 thousand vehicles to consumers, or 77% against the figure of January-May 2013.

In January-May 2014 production of buses, including vans, decreased by 28.3% and made 15 thousand units. Russian models accounted for 9.9 thousand units of the total number of produced buses (-36.1%), foreign models - 5 thousand units (-5.6%). Production of extra small buses amounted to 12 thousand units, which is a 25.2% decrease on January-May 2013.