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Lada sales fell by 44 percent
'2009 was extremely difficult for the automotive industry worldwide, but Russia was hit particularly hard,' said AEB- Expert David Thomas. For 2010 the association expects the sale of around 1.5 million cars. Models of the financially troubled Russian car company Avtovaz continued to sell best ( Lada ). However, Lada sales fell significantly by 44 percent to 349,500 cars. In contrast, low-priced providers such as the Chinese manufacturer Geely, which recently launched the traditional Swedish brand Volvo bought. Before the economic crisis, Russia was considered one of the most attractive sales markets worldwide for western suppliers.