The 1430th AK&M Bulletin on Mechanical Engineering was published

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AK&M 12 July 2021 13:56 The 1430th issue of the bulletin " Branches of the Russian economy: production, finance,securities. Mechanical Engineering" of the AK&M News Agency.

In May of this year, Rosstat recorded continued growth of industrial production in all five machine-building sectors in annual comparison. At the same time, compared to April, the growth rate of production decreased slightly. The production of motor transport increased at the highest rate. The reason for the high growth rates should be considered the effect of a low base — in May 2020, the decline in production continued, although less deep than a month earlier. At the same time, the seasonally adjusted PMI index of Russian manufacturing industries, which tracks the general market situation, fell slightly to 49.2 points in June 2021 from 51.9 points in May, for the first time in five months being below the critical mark of 50 points. This indicates a slight deterioration in the business environment in the Russian manufacturing industries after the recovery observed since the beginning of the year.

The global car market in May 2021 increased by 33.7% YoY to 6.827 million passenger and light commercial vehicles. According to the results of five months of 2021, the sales of cars in the world amounted to 34.914 million units (+33.3%). China remained the world leader in car sales in May with an indicator of 2.022 million cars, 2.7% lower than a year ago. 1.593 million cars were sold in America — 43% more than a year earlier. The automotive markets of Western Europe increased by 72.8% to 1.127 million cars in May. Car sales in Eastern Europe amounted to 359.3 thousand units (+90.5%). In South America, local dealers sold 196 thousand cars, which is 2.6 times more than the result of a year ago. Among the world's largest car markets, it is also worth mentioning Japan, Canada and Korea.

The value volume of exports of mechanical engineering products in January-April 2021 amounted to $8.749 billion, while the volume of imports of mechanical engineering products is 8.4 times higher — $73.075 billion. In annual comparison, the growth of export volumes for the first four months is observed in all categories, both in absolute and monetary terms. Export growth is also recorded in monthly dynamics. Also, according to the results of April 2021, there is a significant increase in imports for all items in annual comparison. At the same time, the growth rate of imports exceeds the growth rate of exports on average.

In Tatarstan, the production of premium domestic Aurus Senat sedans has begun in the special economic zone "Alabuga". These are cars for the mass buyer, which in their basic version will be sold for 18 million rubles. The launch of production of Aurus Senat sedans required about 2 billion rubles of investment. The company intends to produce up to 5 thousand "Auruses" annually. At the same time, the level of localization of production is now at 53% and should increase to 80% by the end of 2023.

The Government of the Russian Federation has approved the procedure for reimbursement of interest rates on loans for management companies of industrial parks and industrial technoparks. Now management companies will be able to reimburse up to 2/3 of the interest rate on loans or tranches under credit lines taken in the period from 2020 to 2022 for the creation, modernization and reconstruction of park infrastructure facilities. The subsidy will be provided for interest paid until 2030, both for the creation of new parks and for the expansion of previously created ones. The selection of management companies will be carried out by the end of 2021.

The President signed a law that expands the government's powers to determine the list of cities where quotas for harmful emissions of enterprises can be introduced. From September 1, 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation has the right to establish a list of such cities, as well as the terms and stages of conducting an experiment on emission quotas in them. The law defines that the government can also include urban settlements and urban districts with high and very high atmospheric air pollution to the territories of the experiment conducted from January 1, 2020 in 12 cities of the country. Polluting enterprises will be required to comply with the established quotas. If the company cannot comply with them, it will have to carry out "compensation measures", the list of which will be approved by the region. 

Read more about the results of the mechanical engineering market for April 2021 in issue No. 1430 of the monthly bulletin " Branches of the Russian economy: production, finance, securities. Mechanical Engineering " dated July 07, 2021.