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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300’000

New cars

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

20%

Increase

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

$100

Millions

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

1,4

Million roubles

The average car price in Russia in 2018.

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