Industry Trend Analysis - Autos Investment Round-Up: Russia And Central Asia Outperforming - SEPT 2017

BMI View: Russia and the economies of the Commonwealth of Independent States are leading the charge of investment across the Emerging Europe region. Companies are being attracted by the prospects of recovery in these markets while in other parts of Emerging Europe investments seem more focused on consolidating SUV production and meeting the demand for more complex new technologies.

In BMI's regular round-up of production investments, we track the latest projects from the production side of the industry and analyse trends that we see developing on a regional basis. In doing so, we build a picture of any potential hubs that may be developing, as well as company strategy in terms of production bases and export programmes.

In BMI's investment round-up of countries in the Emerging Europe region, we have identified 21 new investment projects that were either announced or inaugurated in Q2 2017. Investment values for five of these projects were also made available, representing a total of USD616.9mn, which is a 39.5% year-on-year decline compared to Q2 2016 ( see ' Autos Investment Round-Up: Emerging Europe - Russia And Ukraine Back In Play ' , July 13 2016).

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