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Russia: auto winners and losers of the political/economic crisis


Europe’s second largest auto market, once billed to overcome Germany for the top position, is deep entrenched today in a politically and economically driven slump. Last year’s new car sales in Russia already showed signs of weakness, dropping 5% after years of double-digit growth. The situation was triggered by a general economy weakness, spurring consumer prudence, coupled with a deterioration of ...
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