Automobile production in Ukraine almost grinds to halt
The production of motor vehicles in Ukraine in January-April this year decreased by 93.7% compared to the same period in 2014 - to 1,485 thousand vehciles, Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturer Association Ukravtoprom has reported in a statement.
According to preliminary data, the production of passenger cars in the reporting period decreased by 95.7% - to 971 cars. Production of commercial vehicles decreased by 41.3% - to 400 vans and trucks, and buses - by 72.2%, to 114 vehicles.
In April of this year, manufactures of motor vehicles reduced production by 88% - to 563 vehicles, although, as noted by the association, the number of cars produced in the previous month increased by 30.9%.
As UNIAN reported earlier, production of motor vehicles in Ukraine in Q1, 2015 decreased by 93.5% - to 922 units, and by 43% based on results of the year 2014. to 28.751 thousand vehicles, according to the data of Ukravtoprom.
The largest producers of passenger cars and buses in Ukraine are UkrAVTO corporation (ZAZ), Bogdan corporation, Eurocar, AIS corporation (KrASZ), Etalon (Boryspil and Chernihiv car plants).