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COMMENT: Russia defiant in face of yet more crisis

You might be forgiven for thinking the Russian Federation was at the edge of an economic precipice at the moment, facing a potential avalanc...

COMMENT: Oiling the Russian economy

Despite some small recovery in the oil price of late, adding a few pence, cents or centimes back onto a litre of fuel at the pumps, the cras...

COMMENT: Post Soviet unions no zest for strikes

One of the aspects that genuinely surprised me about the recent visit to Russia organised by Renault and AvtoVAZ was the almost complete abs...

COMMENT: From the Russian shop floor

Last week Simon Warburton visited the Moscow Motor Show with Renault Russia and had the opportunity to talk with senior executives, as well...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with JATCO Ltd 14 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan 26 Mar 2013

Simon Warburton

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.

Latest News

RUSSIA: Lada loses No.1 slot to Hyundai-Kia 13 May 2015

Glenn Brooks

AvtoVAZ is no longer the Russian market's number one, the combined sales of Hyundai and Kia having exceeded those of Lada for the first time.


Russian auto unions mull global framework deals 30 Apr 2015

Simon Warburton

Automotive unions as well as labour confederations have met in Moscow to discuss Global Framework Agreements (GFA) with a view to gaining experience on their potential implementation in Russia.


Severstal inks Renault-Nissan AvtoVAZ contract 13 Apr 2015

Simon Warburton

Severstal has signed a four-month contract to deliver rolled steel to Renault-Nissan from its Cherepovets Mill (CherMK).


AvtoVAZ stresses continuing border countries focus 2 Apr 2015

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ says it is continuing to focus on 12 countries bordering Russia as it looks to diversify the offer to overseas markets.


Kremlin mulls US$332m automotive subsidy: analyst 20 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

Russia is mulling providing subsidies to the automotive industry this year of RUB20bn (US$332m) says a Moscow analyst, with the country facing unprecedented economic headwinds.

Latest blogs

Interview with Bo Andersson 5 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

I'm looking at attending the upcoming Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) event in Moscow.


AvtoVAZ concession to heat-seeking cats 12 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

Russia is a tough environment for car companies. Right now, weak demand and possible future overcapacity for some of the big joint venture OEMs is a concern. And the depreciation of the rouble and associated uncertainties is a sizeable worry, also.

Company research

AvtoVAZ OAO - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

AvtoVAZ OAO - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & A

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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New Cars in Russia

New Cars in Russia

New Cars in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profil...

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Automotive Manufacturing in Eastern Europe

Automotive Manufacturing in Eastern Europe

Automotive Manufacturing in Eastern Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forec...

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