NEWS AND EVENTS
October 18, 2006
UZBEKISTAN\'S UZDAEWOOAVTO CAR OUTPUT UP 32.6% ON YEAR IN JANUARY-SEPTEMBER
Uzbek automobile factory UzDaewooAvto?s output rose 32.6% on the year to 101,010 units in January-September, the country?s State Statistics Committee said Tuesday.
Of the total, the output of Nexia cars increased 17.5% on the year to 54,549 cars, the output of Matiz cars doubled on the year to 35,188 cars, the output of Damas cars rose 5.1% on the year to 11,188 cars, and the output of Lacetti cars amounted to 85 cars in the period, down from about 1,800 cars in the same period last year, the statistics office said. The plant suspended the production of Lacetti cars in April.
This year the company plans to produce 142,000 cars, including 68,500 cars for export.
In 2005 the plant?s car output rose 44.2% on the year to 101,010 cars, exports rose 48.9% on the year to 53,092 cars and domestic car supplies increased 32.4% on the year to 46,127 cars.
UzDaewooAvto, formerly an Uzbek-South Korean car manufacturing joint venture, is fully owned by the Uzbek association of car producers Uzavtoprom, or Uzavtosanoat.