- Car production in St. Petersburg continues to fall
For the first eight months from the beginning of the year at Toyota, GM, Nissan car plants and Hyundai, 242,600 new cars were produced in the Northern capital, which is 4% less than in the same period last year.
In August, 25,900 new cars rolled off the conveyors of St.
Petersburg factories, which is 8% less than in the last month of last summer. The last time an increase in production following the results of one month was noted in April of this year, and since that moment, the indicators have been gradually decreasing, the analytical agency reportsAuto-Dealer-SPb. .
The reason for the decline in production is the stoppage of conveyors at factories, as well as the traditional summer vacation. Some factories announced longer vacations than usual this year due to lower consumer demand.
So, in August, the Toyota plant had a rest for two weeks, Hyundai was idle for one day, which came out of vacation at the beginning of the month, and the GM plant worked for less than a week.
Due to the crisis at the GM plant in the fall, the fall in car production in St. Petersburg will increase and by the end of the year it may amount to about 10%. The scrappage program, which was launched, but so far without the participation of the state, will not give the St. Petersburg auto industry a significant increase in the volume of car production.
General DirectorAuto-Dealer-SPbMikhail Chaplygin
The share of St. Petersburg in the total volume of car production in Russia over the past month has not changed, and in January-August it is 20.2%.
Ten car models are produced at four factories located in St. Petersburg: Nissan Teana, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Chevrolet Cruze, Opel Astra, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio .
.. Five of them (Solaris. ,Rio. ,Camry.
,CruzandAstra. ) following the results of eight months entered the TOP-25 of the most popular cars among Russian buyers.