Russia increased output of road vehicles 8.1% to 987,647 in January-October 2000 from 913,831 in January-October 1999, according to provisional totals provided to just-auto.com by AO Avtoselkhozmash Holding (ASM), an automotive association in Moscow.

Ten-month volumes grew year-on-year for three of four types of vehicles: 10.8% for trucks to 155,930 from 140,745; 9.3% for buses to 43,832 from 40,091; and 7.5% for cars to 787,597 from 732,663. Only trolley buses fell - down 13.3% to 288 from 332.

Production for January-October 2000 was comprised 79.7% by cars, 15.8% by trucks and 4.4% by buses. Trolley buses represented under 0.1%.

Solely in October, auto output jumped 26.1% to 104,528 in 2000 from 82,897 in 1999. Each segment posted gains year-on-year: 79.7% for buses to 5,196 from 2,891; 66.7% for trolley buses to 35 from 21; 28.3% for cars to 83,270 from 64,891; and 6.2% for trucks to 16,027 from 15,094.

RUSSIA
October
October
%
Year-to-Date
Year-to-Date
%
Auto Production
2000
1999
Change
2000
1999
Change
Buses
5,196
2,891
79.7
43,832
40,091
9.3
Cars
83,270
64,891
28.3
787,597
732,663
7.5
Trolley Buses
35
21
66.7
288
332
-13.3
Trucks
16,027
15,094
6.2
155,930
140,745
10.8
TOTAL
104,528
82,897
26.1
987,647
913,831
8.1
SOURCE Avtoselkhozmash Holding

Auto production rose 15.1% to 1,184,174 in 1999 from 1,028,765 in 1998. Each sector enjoyed upturns year-on-year: 23.4% for trucks to 179,072 from 145,117; 14.1% for cars to 955,479 from 837,599; and 7.8% for buses to 49,623 from 46,049. Data for trolley buses were unavailable.

Output for 1999 was composed 80.7% of cars, 15.1% of trucks and 4.2% of buses.

RUSSIA Auto Production
1999
1998
% Change
Buses
49,623
46,049
7.8
Cars
955,479
837,599
14.1
Trolley Buses
NA
NA
-
Trucks
179,072
145,117
23.4
TOTAL
1,184,174
1,028,765
15.1
SOURCE Avtoselkhozmash Holding

 

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