Manturov: about 600 thousand cars sold in 2015, through measures of state support

MOSCOW, December 29. About 600 thousand cars sold in 2015 with the help of government support measures, announced in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24” Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov.

“A total of about 600 thousand vehicles were sold this year with the help of government support,” he said.

“Or it compensation at the time of the disposal of a car by providing discounts or Trade-in, payment of interest on concessional loans and preferential leasing and direct purchase”, – explained the Minister.

He also said that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took the decision to continue programs of support of demand for cars next year, until the 1st half of 2016 in the amount of 20 billion rubles.

The trend towards high-tech products

The volume of deliveries of high-tech products in mechanical engineering in 2015 increased by 7%, said Manturov, noting that in mechanical engineering there is a trend of balance changes in the supply side of such products.

“This year has been a trend change in favor of high-tech products in mechanical and overall production in the manufacturing industries, about 7% increase in volume. Thus, diminished the traditional the driver that was at the expense of hydrocarbons for export markets,” he said.

OPK develops at the expense of the state defense order

In Russia in 2015 recorded a growth of production of aircraft and water vessels 13%, the defence industry in General is evolving quite rapidly due to the growth of defense procurement and military-technical cooperation, said Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.

“In each of the areas of different figures, but in General, if we say, for example, aviation, the growth was around 13%, shipbuilding is also about 13%. In the whole of the defence industry quite rapidly develops the situation at the expense of the state defense order and the growth of military-technical cooperation,” he said.

In mid-December, the Stockholm Institute of peace studies (SIPRI) has prepared a progress report on the situation in the field of production and sale of weapons in the world, reaching a rating of 100 world’s leading companies in this area for 2014.

The report notes that, despite the difficult economic situation, in 2014, Russia continued to increase arms sales. The number included in first hundred world manufacturers of Russian companies increased from 9 to 11, and their total proportion in the total sales of the hundred largest companies for the year of 2014 was 10.2%.

The document also States that the number of companies included in the major Russian defense companies, in 2014 significantly increased its revenue from sales of military products (MPP) compared to 2013