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The production of passenger cars increased by 16% in May
According to the Federal State Statistics Service, in five months of 2017, 526 thousand passenger cars came off the Russian conveyors, which is 20.7% more than in the same period last year. Meanwhile, 103 thousand cars were produced in May, which is 15.6% higher than a year ago.
It should be noted that AVTOVAZ and GM-AVTOVAZ suspended production of cars for the period of May holidays. In addition, conveyor was stopped for almost two weeks due to interruptions in Chevrolet Niva components supply from the Nizhny Novgorod plant “Avtokomponent”.
The production of trucks in January-May amounted to 54.8 thousand , which is 18.3% higher than a year ago. Last month 11.8 thousand trucks were manufactured in Russian, which is 38.1% more than a year ago. KAMAZ increased production by 21.6% in May, releasing 2,881 sets of machinery. In addition, the Ulyanovsk plant "Isuzu Rus" launched a line for assembling the trucks of the "C" and "E" series.
The output of buses in Russia increased by 31.2% to 9.6 thousand vehicles for five months of 2017. In May bus plants produced 1,7 thousand cars (+ 43,8%).