The Russian Automotive Industry

The Russian automotive industry started recovering in 2017 and confirmed its renewed dynamism in 2018:

  • New car sales exceeded 1’625’000 units between January and November 2018, the market is up 13,7%
  • The Russian truck market has grown by 20% in the first semester of 2018; over 37’500 new trucks were sold in this period and a two-digits growth is expected next year
  • Car production in Russia grew by 14% between January and October 2018
  • Incentivized by state programs and the weak ruble, Russian manufacturers are developing new projects and upgrading to EURO 6 standards for export markets

Any questions on the Russian automotive industry?
Check out our latest Russian Automotive Industry Report or ask for a free consultation: our team will be glad to help you research the market, develop sales or help you set up your company in Russia.

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New cars

The number of cars produced in 2018 by the Russian automaker AvtoVAZ (Renault-Nissan), based in Togliatti (Samara Region).



The growth rate of the Russian truck market in the first half of 2018.



The amount of subsidies dedicated to the Russian automotive industry between 2017–2019.


Million roubles

The average car price in Russia in 2018.

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