GAZ plans to export 50,000 vehicles this year, up 19% year on year, Oleg Markov, managing director of trading house Russian Vehicles, told reporters on Friday.

Russian Vehicles, or Torgovy Dom Russkiye Mashiny, is the distribution company for Gaz.

Of that total, Gaz expects to sell around 10,000 Gazelle commercial vehicles to Iraq and around 2,000 Sadko off-road trucks to Syria, Markov said, according to Prime-Tass.

It expects to sell 205,000 vehicles in Russia this year, up 3% on the year, including 51,000 Volga sedans, the same as last year.