Russian vehicle production rose 2% on the year in January-October to 1.061 million vehicles, a source from Avtoselkhozmash Holding, a lobbying group for domestic carmakers, told the Prime-Tass news agency.


Truck production was 143,098 in January-October and car output was 865,392, the source said without providing comparative figures.


GAZ, a major Russian automobile manufacturer, produced 81,125 trucks in January-October, up 11.4% on the year, and 58,386 cars, down 12.8% on the year.


Top domestic car manufacturer AvtoVAZ produced 630,445 cars in the period, a 1.8% decrease on the year.


Leading truck producer Kamaz made 17,055 trucks, down 7.9% on the year, and 33,064 cars, up 5.7%.


Moscow-based truck manufacturer ZIL produced 9,928 trucks, down 28.8% on the year.


In 2001, Russia’s car output rose 5.4% on the year to 1.021 million vehicles, the news agency said.