The Ukranian News Agency reports that in the January-August, LuAZ production reached 10,994 units, down by 82% over the same period of 2008.

LuAZ produced no cars in the April-May period.

In 2008, LuAZ increased the production of passenger cars by 63.64% or 34,248 vehicles, compared to 2007, to 88,316 cars.

The firm has been hit by a slump in demand for cars in Ukraine this year.