Rus News Journal

The car industry does not catch up

In the first half of the year with the Petersburg automobile factories have let out 7 thousand car. It in two and a half time is less, than in January - June, 2008. Thus all car factories of a city one after another leave on vacation. Their normal work will renew only by September. Earlier in the government of Petersburg expected that in 2009 the local car industry will manage to collect to 47 thousand car, having kept thus volumes of output at least at level of last year. However experts notice that, even taking into account occurrence of new manufactures and expansion of a let out lineup at the existing enterprises to realise these plans any more it will not be possible.
As have informed in committee of economic development of an industrial policy and trade (KERPPiT) Petersburg, from January till June, 2009 the Petersburg automobile factories of Toyota, GM and Nissan (has started manufacture in the beginning of June of this year) have let out 7 thousand car. Last year for first six months factories of Toyota and GM have collected 17,8 thousand cars.

by data avtostata Toyota from January till June of this year has let out 2,4 tys sedans Camry that on 60,8 % more than for the similar period of last year. We will notice that since April the Japanese motor-car manufacturer collects updated Camry. On the end of June, according to experts, them 1650 pieces have been made approximately. Sales of this model in Russia are reduced more slowly the market. According to Association of the European business (AEB), in the first half of the year domestic the automobile market was reduced to 49 %, sales Camry for the same period have lost only 25 %.

Factory GM, inform in avtostate in the first half of the year has collected 4,4 thousand cars, having reduced release volumes to 72,8 %. While at the enterprise two models were made only: off-road cars of Chevrolet Captiva and Opel Antara. In September at the enterprise release of a new sedan of Chevrolet Cruze, and till the end of the year on the conveyor, probably should begin, updated Opel Astra will be put. However on prospective volumes of output of these cars yet it was not informed.

the factory of Nissan which have started manufacture only in the beginning of June of this year, for the first month of work has collected only about 200 sedans Teana. Earlier in the company informed that these cars it is planned to let out on 500 - 1000 units in a month. In the autumn Nissan factory plans to begin release of a crossover X - Trail. Them is planned to collect in number of 1 - 2 thousand a month.

it is remarkable that in the end of January in KERPPiT expected that for 2009 Toyota factories, GM and Nissans will let out about 47 thousand car (as much, how many Toyotas and GM have collected in 2008). However, it was not excluded and some reduction of volume of output of cars during the current year.

Experts in turn do not exclude that reduction of volumes of release of a car in Petersburg this year can be considerable. All automobile enterprises of a city one behind another go on leave till the end of summer. So, factory GM did not work from June, 8 till June, 29th, and then and has at all left on vacation from July, 1st till August, 31st. Toyota factory from August, 3 till August, 14th will stop, approximately during the same time there will be also Nissan. Thus, normal work of all enterprises adjusted for crisis will renew only in September.

the situation at Vsevolozhsk factory of Ford (Leningrad region) is more difficult. By data avtostata in the first half of the year the enterprise has collected 24,6 thousand Focus and Mondeo, having reduced volumes of output almost to 30 %. The factory stopped from May, 25th till June, 5th, and then has passed for four-day working week. Then manufacture stopped from July, 1 till July, 10th, and from July, 20th till August, 10th again has stopped because of holiday. In the end of September administration intentionally to reduce quantity of changes from three to two, the four-day schedule of work which will last up to February, 5th, 2010 will remain also. Experts consider that the factory of Ford, which capacity are calculated on release of 125 thousand car in a year, till the end of this year can collect only nearby 45 - 50 thousand cars.