Russia's vehicle output fell 63.7% year-on-year to 506,573 units in the January-September period.

ASM Holding said that of the total, car output fell 62.4% on the year to 422,767 units, while truck output fell 71.7% on the year to 61,717 units.

Of the total car output, output of Russian-brand cars fell 67.4% on the year to 218,993 units, while the output of foreign-brand cars fell 55.1% on the year to 203,774 units.

Companies operating under industrial assembly agreements produced 139,398 cars in the period, down 50.4% on the year.

The large output drops this year reflect the severe impact of the recession on vehicle demand in Russia.