Russia increased output of road vehicles 2.2% to 1,209,782 in 2000 from 1,183,217 in 1999, according to provisional totals provided to just-auto.com by AO Avtoselkhozmash Holding (ASM), an automotive association in Moscow.

Volumes grew year-on-year for all four types of vehicles: 8.0% for buses to 53,761 from 49,782; 6.8% for trolley buses to 393 from 368; 4.3% for trucks to 186,673 from 179,047; and 1.6% for cars to 968,955 from 954,020.

Production for 2000 was comprised 80.1% by cars, 15.4% by trucks and 4.4% by buses. Trolley buses represented under 0.1%.

Solely in December, auto output fell 18.5% to 88,327 in 2000 from 108,340 in 1999. Three of four sectors posted losses year-on-year: 19.1% for cars to 69,857 from 86,309; 17.4% for trucks to 14,281 from 17,292; and 12.7% for buses to 4,134 from 4,733. Only trolley buses gained - 816.7% to 55 from 6.

RUSSIA
December
December
%
Year-to-Date
Year-to-Date
%
Auto Production
2000
1999
Change
2000
1999
Change
Buses
4,134
4,733
-12.7
53,761
49,782
8
Cars
69,857
86,309
-19.1
968,955
954,020
1.6
Trolley Buses
55
6
816.7
393
368
6.8
Trucks
14,281
17,292
-17.4
186,673
179,047
4.3
TOTAL
88,327
108,340
-18.5
1,209,782
1,183,217
2.2
SOURCE Avtoselkhozmash Holding

In 1999 versus 1998, auto production rose 15.0% to 1,183,217 from 1,028,765. Each sector enjoyed upturns year-on-year: 23.4% for trucks to 179,047 from 145,117; 13.9% for cars to 954,020 from 837,599; and 8.1% for buses to 49,782 from 46,049. (Data for trolley buses were unavailable for 1998.)

Output for 1999 was composed 80.6% of cars, 15.1% of trucks and 4.2% of buses. Trolley buses represented under 0.1%.

RUSSIA Auto Production
1999
1998
% Change
Buses
49,782
46,049
8.1
Cars
954,020
837,599
13.9
Trolley Buses
368
NA
-
Trucks
179,047
145,117
23.4
TOTAL
1,183,217
1,028,765
15
SOURCE Avtoselkhozmash Holding

Statistics announced now for 1999 include revisions of sums reported previously. Earlier, auto output was put at 1,184,174, including 955,479 cars, 179,072 trucks and 49,623 buses. Data on trolley buses had been unavailable.

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