About the possible impact of the pandemic on the Russian car industry said on Kaliningrad “avtotore”. The decrease in production volumes in the holding do not connect neither with China nor with the outbreak of the disease in Russia.
the Main reason for the possible reduction of call interruptions in the supply of components from factories located in South Korea: this country is seriously going to take the palm from China at the activity of the virus among Asian countries. A significant share among the machines that collect in Kaliningrad, take the car brands Hyundai and Kia.
“due To shortages of components caused by the epidemiological situation for the coronavirus, is expected to reduce production in the first quarter of 2020 from the previously planned issue volume. The decrease for the quarter will be about 8 thousand cars” – quoted by TASS message of “Avtotor”.
European car factories began to close.
they claim that there are possible countermeasures, in particular, adjusts the operation of the enterprise, in order to prevent production stoppages. However “Avtotor” noted that supply disruptions can have an impact on other industries: in particular, the holding provides up to 70% of a port of Baltiysk. In 2019 in Kaliningrad was collected, according to the Agency, 212 thousand cars, of which the Kia brand had more than 139 thousand, and under the brand name Hyundai has collected almost 50 thousand cars.
According to Rosstat, in Russia the volume of passenger car production has reduced. For the first two months of this year were collected approximately 14% fewer cars than in the same period of 2019 – just over 210 thousand cars.