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Russian Car Sales Down 36% in 2015

The sales of new newcomer cars and light blurb vehicles in Russia forsaken by 35.7 percent final year, a Automobile Manufacturers Committee of a Association of European Businesses (AEB) pronounced in a matter Thursday.

In 2015, a sum of 1.6 million cars were sole in Russia, 890,000 fewer than a prior year, according to matter done by AEB, a Moscow-based business lobbying organisation that monitors a automobile market.

“It was a really formidable year,” authority of a AEB cabinet Joerg Schreiber pronounced during a discussion on Thursday. He remarkable that notwithstanding a critical decline, sales total for 2015 were aloft than during a predicament of 2009, when usually 1.46 million vehicles were sold, a Interfax news group reported Thursday.

The Russian automotive marketplace saw a sharpest tumble of sales in Dec of 2015 when 147,000 cars were sold, down 45.7 percent from sales total available in Dec 2014, Shreiber said.

The marketplace has been pang from a weakening of a ruble and a country’s disappearing shopping power.

AEB predicts that sales of newcomer cars in Russia in 2016 will strech 1.53 million — down 5 percent from 2015, a association’s matter said.

“In general, it is approaching that 2016 will be reduction violent in terms of a dynamics of sales, though doubt connected with a oil cost and a ruble sell rate remains,” Scriber said, Interfax reported.

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