ST. PETERSBURG, March 30 (RIA Novosti) - Japanese
carmaker Toyota on Monday suspended for six working days the
production of Camry cars at its plant near St. Petersburg, a
company spokesman said.
"The assembly line was halted today and the cars are not
being produced," the spokesman said.
The Shushary plant near St. Petersburg is due to restart
production on April 7. Employees are to be paid two-thirds of
their average salary for the duration of the suspension.
The plant, which employs 750 workers and has a capacity of
20,000 cars per year, started manufacturing Camry cars in
Since the start of the year several car factories in
Russia have temporarily suspended production over rising prices
for auto parts and other supplies and declining sales amid the