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AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2019. New cars: car owners' opinions (fourth wave)

AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2019. New cars: car owners' opinions (fourth wave)

Exit date 31.01.2020

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Price 1975 eur.

In 2019, the fourth wave of research took place. Due to the insufficient number of respondents in the sample, Chevrolet brand was excluded from the assessment, but Infiniti was added. As a result, the total number of brands represented in the report is 30, and the total number of respondents is more than 3,000 car owners.

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Russian dealers of Ford began sales of updated Mondeo

Ford Mondeo sedan has received a technological upgrade aimed at the safety improving of the car and improving of the intelligent driver assistance systems. People can order updated Ford Mondeo at all official Ford dealers in Russia.

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AVTOVAZ wants to fix the prices of metal - roll

As it became known, AVTOVAZ intends to come to an agreement with Severstal and Novolipetskij metallurgical factory (NLMK) about the long term deliveries of metal of fixed prices until the end of 2009. This information was reported in the interview for the newspaper Volghskij autostroitel by the senior vice president on production Vitalij Vilchik. The VAZ top manager hopes to find understanding of metallurgists. As Vitalij Vilchik reported, the unexpected price jumps, not foreseen by the budget of the year, obliged AVTOVAZ to reduce the financing of a range of issues, planned by the company.
On data of the analytic agency AUTOSTAT, the factory annually consumes nearly 1 mln tons of metal. About 60% of the overall volume of deliveries of metal account for the share of flat metal roll made of low-carbon steel of all kinds (H/K, G/K, EC, GC), it means nearly 600 thsd tons per year. Over 95% form the total volume are delivered by russian metallurgical factories. The share of imported metal roll does not exceed 3-5% of the annual volume.
Among the suppliers of flat metal roll the leading positions at AVTOVAZ belong to Severstal. Its share in the total volume of deliveries of flat metal roll is nearly 45%. The main volume of production of this company comes from Cherepovetsk metallurgical factory (OAO CherMK). Besides, the factory Severgal (part of structure Severstal) developed and started deliveries of little quantity of hot zinked metal roll and of other production.
Two other factories (MMK and NLMK) have a competitive production and the volume of delivered metal is different. On data of AUTOSTAT in 2006 the share of NLMK was significantly higher than at MMK (30% against 10%). In 2007 AVTOVAZ has completely changed the direction and started to get production from MMK (32%), having reduced the purchases from NLMK (1, 4%) until minimum. It happened because of price politics of NLMK. In opinion of the director of the agency AUTOSTAT Sergej Tselikov, the Novolipetskij factory will be proposed to get back its positions at AVTOVAZ (140 180 thsd tons per year) and to make concessions in price. This problem is of current importance in the moment when the price of metal is growing very fast.
The analysts also note that the whole volume of electrical zinked sheet (100 110 thsd tons per year) is delivered to AVTOVAZ from AK LMZ, which is unique now. Form the point of view of types of metal roll, the biggest volume of deliveries to AVTOVAZ accounts for cold rolled sheet (almost 70%). About 22% out of the total volume of deliveries account for zinked sheet, whose volume of consumption is growing every year. The share of hot rolled sheet constitutes only nearly 8% from the total volume of flat metal roll.