Interfax reports that Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ) of Nizhny Novgorod produced 97,927 vehicles in the first half of 2002, up 12% on last year.

GAZ ouput of cars grew 1.2% to 36,730 units and truck output expanded by 21.8% to 61,197 units.

In June alone, GAZ made 18,330 vehicles, up 44.7% year-on-year. This included 7,623 cars, up 37.8%, and 10,710 trucks and other commercial vehicles, up 50%.