143,455 passenger cars were manufactured in Uzbekistan in January-June 2020, which is by 23,450 to the same period last year, the State Statistics Committee said in a report.
While, the volume of production of trucks decreased by 25.4%, buses - by 49.1%.
Against the backdrop of massive lockdown measures and plant closures, major automotive companies around the world have faced a sharp drop in sales. Most reported temporary production halts and staff cuts.
At the same time, many carmakers began to re-equip their factories for the production of medical equipment. So, Ford, General Motors, Tesla have started production of masks and ventilators. In May, specialists from the Research and Development Center under UzAuto developed a prototype of a domestic ventilator.