So, according to statistics, last year our country produced more than 79 freight cars. This means that in the reporting period, Russia managed to break its own record and also surpass the 000 USSR figure. The peak Soviet Union then produced 1974 wagons. At the same time, some of them were produced at the Kryukovsky and Dneprodzerzhinsky plants, which are located on the territory of modern Ukraine.
Speaking of the latter. Our western neighbor filed a lawsuit with the WTO Court of Appeal, in which she accused Russia of refusing to purchase Ukrainian wagons for political reasons. However, literally last week, all claims against our country were declared insolvent.
The fact is that the place of the largest producer of freight cars in the entire post-Soviet space, which Ukraine firmly held after the 90s, was occupied by the Tikhvin plant, built from scratch in 2012. The company began to work before the “crisis” of 2014, and the reasons for our country's refusal to purchase are not political, economic nature.
As for the USA and China, the Americans produced about 50 thousand wagons last year and their plans for the future are very restrained. Celestial in its best years produced no more than 67 thousand units. At the same time, the situation with the coronavirus is now “pressure” on Chinese industry. Consequently, the chances of revenge among our “partners” are extremely small.