Despite the drop in demand for cars, it was decided to increase the collection rates from the new year. The corresponding decree has already been signed by the government, Kommersant reports. According to experts, this will cause an additional rise in the cost of new cars.
- From January 1, 2020, the rate for passenger cars will increase by more than 2 times on average - by 110.7%. Moreover, for "small cars" the increase will be only 46.1%, and for cars with engines larger than 3.5 liters - 145%. For cars with engines ranging from one to two liters - and this is the most massive segment in the country - the collection will rise by 112.4%.
- Disposal fees for commercial vehicles will increase by an average of 17.5%. The biggest growth is observed in buses with engines of more than 10 liters: the rate will increase by 73.7%. For truck tractors weighing from 12 to 20 tons, the increase in collection will be 66.8%, for trailers - 28%, buses and minibuses - 25.7%, chassis of trucks weighing from 20 to 50 tons - 21.5%.
In addition, with the arrival of the new year, dealers expect a traditional rise in prices from manufacturers. Experts believe that in 2020 cars will rise in price by an average of 2-4%.
- However, carmakers that have signed special investment contracts (SPICs) and localized production in Russia receive industrial subsidies. That is, the main burden from the growth of waste collection will fall on importers and manufacturers without a SPIC.
The increase in waste collection is necessary to offset the reduction in import duties, which happened in September as part of the agreement on Russia's accession to the WTO. According to the government's plans, the budget will additionally receive about 150 billion rubles from the growth of waste collection in 2020 and three times less in 2021. Another 77.3 billion rubles in the coming year is planned to be obtained from car imports.