Car Output Drops In Kazakhstan
Car plants in Kazakhstan produced 8,397 cars in January -December 2016 compared to 12,453 cars produced in the same period of 2015, Kazakh Statistics Committee reported.
In December 2016 output reached 240 cars compared to 452 cars in November 2016 and 1,648 cars in December 2015.
In January- December 2016 Kazakhstan produced 362 minibuses compared to 295 minibuses produced in 2015.
Truck production in Kazakhstan increased from 1,544 trucks in January –December 2015 to 1,892 trucks in January-December 2016.
Earlier Kazakhstan’s Auto Business Association said that official car dealers’ sales sharply dropped in the country in 2016 (from 97,469 sold new cars in 2015 to 46,712 cars in 2016). Car sales in Kazakhstan have been decreasing since 2014.
Three large car plants – AZIA AVTO, SaryarkaAvtoProm and Agromashholding – operate in Kazakhstan. These plants manufacture Kia, Chevrolet, Skoda, Hyundai, SsangYong, Peugeot and cars of other brands.