Car manufacturing dropped by 62.2% YoY in Kazakhstan in H1 2016, to 2,980 cars, said the Kazakh Statistics Committee.
Minibus production decreased by 23.7%, to 71 minibuses.
During the period, the truck manufacturing in Kazakhstan increased by 16.6% and totalled 718 trucks.
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.
In 2015 Kazakhstan produced 12,450 cars and 1,660 trucks.
Meanwhile, the demand for new cars continued to decline in Kazakhstan in 2016, according to the Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business.
Official dealers sold 17,990 cars in January-May, down by 59.4% YoY.
The sales of official dealers in Kazakhstan dropped by 40.4% in 2015 as compared to 2014, and stood at 97,450 cars. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)