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X Annual AMC Press Conference “REVIEW 2016”


On 12 January 2017, the Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses held its X Annual Press Conference "REVIEW 2016". 

The event took place at Hotel Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya. 

Main speakers at the Conference were Frank Schauff, AEB CEO, and Joerg Schreiber, AEB AMC Chairman (Mazda Motor Rus LLC). At the Press Conference, the sales results of the Russian automotive market in 2016 and prospects for 2017 were presented. 

In December 2016, sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia decreased by 1% compared with December 2015 or by 1 526 sold units, and amounted to 145 668 cars, according to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC).

In 2016 new car and LCV sales declined by 11% or 176 319 units in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Totally 1 425 791 cars have been sold.

The AMC Chairman, Joerg Schreiber announced market results in 2016 and AMC forecast for 2017:  “A nearly balanced year-on-year performance in December concludes a similarly balanced 4th quarter (-0.9% respectively vs. the same period last year). After the double-digit losses in the first 9 months of the year, this is a good progress. The market as a whole is still lacking positive momentum, but apparently is in process of finally establishing its bottom.     

Full year sales of passenger cars and light & medium commercials in 2016 reached 1.42 million units, 11% below the 2015 result of 1.60 million. In 2017, the AEB believes the market has the potential to end a 4-year period of decline and to return to moderate growth. Total market sales are expected at a level of 1.48 million units, or 4% above 2016 result”. 

At the Press Conference the main issues on the AMC Agenda were featured. CEOs and representatives of major automotive companies participated in the Press Conference. The representatives of leading mass media were present and showed huge interest in the event. A series of individual interviews with the speakers and individual brands’ representatives were organised after the event. 

The photoreport is avaliable HERE

Photo: Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of the AEB AMC Committee, Mazda Motor Rus LLC

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