OREANDA-NEWS. According to the analytical agency "AUTOSTAT", the share of local production of cars in the Russian market has increased over the year by 9.2% and for the first half of year it was almost 78%. Analysts note that in addition to Russian brands LADA and UAZ, Datsun and Lifan have100% of local assembly. Several brands are close to this absolute indicator - Opel (99,7%), Ford (98,9%), Kia (98,6%), Chevrolet (98,4%) and Renault (98%).

Also, a high share is at domestic production at Skoda (93,2%), Volkswagen (91,3%), SsangYong (89,9%), Mazda (87,1%), Great Wall (84%), BMW (77,6 %), Nissan (77,5%), Hyundai (74,5%), Geely (69,1%), Citroen (57,5%) and Peugeot (50,9%). Only a few brands (Mitsubishi, Toyota, Chery, Infiniti, Audi) assembled at least 50% of their model range in the territory of Russia. At the same time Mercedes-Benz does not have the local assembly of cars, but in the long term it does not exclude this opportunity. But such brands as Lexus, Land Rover, Daewoo, Subaru, Volvo, Porsche, Suzuki, Honda, and some others are available only on import and they even don’t think about the assembly in Russia.

According to the director of analytical agency "AUTOSTAT", Sergey Tselikov, the share of local assembly each year is steadily increasing, but not as fast as the last year. This increase is due, first of all, to the devaluation of the ruble and the desire to minimize the costs by automakers due to the preferential customs regime of industrial assembly. "But manufacturers should not forget that in addition to the benefits they have the obligations to localize the production of components. And if they did not fulfill their commitments, they can lose all benefits and they have to pay duties for all imported vehicle sets in full", - says Mr. Tselikov.