OREANDA-NEWS. On April 1st, new rates of utilization for cars entered into force. Thus, for cars with an engine capacity of up to 1 liter, it grew by 17.86%, to 33 thousand rubles, from 1 to 2 liters - by 90%, to 84 thousand rubles, from 2 to 3 liters - by 49, 3% to 126 thousand rubles. For cars with engine volume of 3 or more liters, the utilization fee remains unchanged and it was 114.6 thousand rubles for cars with an engine capacity from 3 to 3.5 liters and 181.6 thousand rubles for cars with an engine more than 3.5 liters.

The utilization fee for electric vehicles grew by 14.79% to 32.6 thousand rubles. For trucks that are weighing up to 2.5 tons, the fee increased by 14.46%, to 14.25 thousand rubles, from 2.5 to 3.5 tons - by 51.5%, to 30 thousand rubles, from 3 , 5 to 5 tons - by 15%, to 28.5 thousand rubles. For trucks, weighing from 5 to 8 tons, the utilization fee was 31.35 thousand rubles (an increase of 14.84%), from 8 to 12 tons - 38.1 thousand rubles (+ 14.9%), from 12 to 20 tons - 41,85 thousand rubles (+ 14,8%), from 20 to 50 tons - 82,5 thousand rubles (+ 14,8%).

Recall that the utilization fee paid by car manufacturers and importers was introduced in 2012 simultaneously with Russia's accession to the WTO and a reduction in import duties on cars. For automakers that have localized production in Russia, the utilization fee is compensated due to the state industrial subsidies, but for importers it falls on the business burden and it is reflected in the final price for the buyer. Thus, together with the consumer price inflation index and inflation expectations of 2018, the price increase may be up to 10-15%, depending on the brand and model of the car.

Experts believe that most brands will raise prices gradually, at least for their key volume-forming models. At the same time, the price increase during the year will be different for different brands and models - depending on the localization of production, engine power and a number of other factors.