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AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2019. Winter Car Tires: Car Owner Preferences (Third Wave)

AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2019. Winter Car Tires: Car Owner Preferences (Third Wave)

Exit date 12.12.2019

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Price 3500 eur.

The third autumn wave of the project is aimed at the consumer preferences in the purchase and operation of winter tires.

12 december more info


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.

05 julymore info


Opel returns to Russia: 4 years later
  • 28.02.19 Opel returns to Russia: 4 years later

    On February 26th, PSA Group announced its return to the Russian market of Opel cars. Recall that the German brand left our car market 4 years ago, when it was under the control of General Motors Corporation.



Despite the crisis the market of automotive components and spare parts will grow in Russia

The present financial crisis negatively influences the Russian automotive market. The sales of new cars were decreasing fast in October December of 2008 and according to forecasts of the analysts, the negative dynamics will remain during all 2009. Nevertheless, the market has segments that will be influenced less by the crisis. These are after sale maintenance of cars, service and spare parts.
As the director of the analytic agency AUTOSTAT Sergej Tselikov reports, despite the crisis, the market of the automotive components in Russia will continue to grow in the nearest future, including the primary market of deliveries of components to assembly conveyers and the aftermarket of parts.
According to opinion of the expert, after the introduction of new duties, the assembly of foreign cars in Russia will be a more profitable business then direct import. Besides, there appears new stimulus for acceleration of the process of localization of foreign makes. After the significant fall of rate of ruble, it is more profitable for Russian assembly factories to convert the majority of prime cost into ruble. They need to search for a substitute for imported components on Russian analogues more actively. The aftermarket of spare parts for foreign cars also has good perspectives.
Out of 12, 5 mln units from the park of foreign cars, formed on the territory of Russia until the end of 2008, 37, 5 mln units (30%) are cars of two last models year, they are not yet out of guarantee period and practically all of them are on service at official dealers. Besides, nearly 2 mln foreign cars were imported to the country as new ones in 2004 2006. It means that every second foreign car, registered in Russia (47%) is younger than 5 years. These cars are maintained at service stations and usually either original spare parts or analogues of rather good qualities are ordered for these cars.
According to the research, made by the analytic agency AUTOSTAT at the end of 2008, the total volume of the market of automotive components and spare parts in Russia has reached 46, 5 bln USD in 2008. Almost a quarter of this sum accounts for the primary market (11, 1 bln USD) and a little bit more than three quarters account for the aftermarket (35, 4 bln USD).
As it is noted in the report, despite the developing financial crisis and temporary problems of the Russian automotive industry, the further perspectives of the market of automotive components and parts are rather optimistic. As a result of displacement of key points in the structure of production of passenger cars in Russia to foreign cars, the capacity of the primary market is growing. The same situation is coming to the secondary market: the growth of number of exploited foreign cars is leading to growth of volume of market in money terms, because, despite the reliability of foreign brands, they also demand periodical maintenance. The analysts forecast that in 2 -3 years the total capacity of the market of automotive components and parts could reach 55 56 bln USD.