Why is Russia forced to buy railway wheels from China?

Russia plans to buy railway wheels from China. There was information in the press that they would also be purchased from Ukraine. At the same time, some media said that Russian industry is too weak to cover the shortage of wheels.


This is partly true: if in 2018 Russian enterprises manufactured 1 discs, then the demand for them was 420. The thing is that the country's authorities decided to write off 000 thousand old cars.

This, of course, made it possible to renew the rolling stock and provide loading plants that produce wagons. At the same time, wheels that were in service but still quite suitable from old wagons entered the market.

As a result of this, Russian wheel manufacturers lost a significant part of the capacity utilization. They had to reorient themselves to the markets of other countries. However, the stock of wheels from old wagons quickly ran out. There was a need for new ones. However, enterprises that are now required to fulfill foreign contracts could not quickly respond to the changing situation.

And then another problem arose - another round of confrontation between Moscow and Kiev led to the fact that Russia had to impose sanctions on the Ukrainian company, which had previously supplied 100 disks a year.

However, Russian plants are ready to increase the production of necessary products. But this will take some time. The way out was found just in the procurement of wheels from China. And the Ukrainian supplier will be replaced by a Kazakh one.

Of course, we can say that if we plan production more carefully, such situations will not arise. But the main thing now is not to disrupt the commissioning plan for new cars.

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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 March 2019 10: 50
    +1
    About 2 years ago there was a video where it was stated that the Russian wheels are the most-most, there are many, many, even the United States buys them ....
    Handsomely. Hot steel, water, presses, cutters ....
    China and Kazakhstan ... not bad.
  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 5 March 2019 11: 37
    +2
    The reason, as always, lies in a dysfunctional government that sleeps until the last moment.
    1. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
      Vkd dvk (Victor) 7 March 2019 00: 57
      0
      Completely drunk mind? Does the government rule all private business? A joint-stock company, where its share is less than 20%?
  3. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 5 March 2019 12: 11
    +5
    I visited the production of my friend in Russia, who is declared as a manufacturer of "import-substituting" products. So his "production" is in quick-dismountable hangars made in Estonia, HVAC equipment is Chinese, vehicles are used cars of European manufacturers, production lines are German and Chinese, CI equipment is also German and Chinese, raw materials are Chinese, engraving and printing equipment is German. The software of the machines is German and Chinese. The paper containers and pallets are from Finland, and the final product is "made in Russia". wink
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 6 March 2019 09: 53
      +1
      In fact, the production of final products is always considered the most profitable. Or why then criticize the government for the export of roundwood where furniture is made from it abroad and sold to us again at exorbitant prices?
    2. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
      Vkd dvk (Victor) 7 March 2019 00: 58
      0
      In the United States, 2 billion people are plowing around the world. In branches, subsidiaries and other pieces of firms, with American management and participation.
  4. sergeu2 Offline sergeu2
    sergeu2 (sergeu) 5 March 2019 15: 44
    -1
    And write about the bears.
  5. Alf Offline Alf
    Alf (Vasiliy) 5 March 2019 19: 49
    +1
    However, enterprises that are now required to fulfill foreign contracts could not quickly respond to the changing situation.

    What unexpected news for the Putin-Medvedev government. It suddenly found out that the plants were not rubber. Who is to blame ???
  6. EnGenius Offline EnGenius
    EnGenius (Engenius) 5 March 2019 21: 01
    +2
    What are we washing? That with our own production of 1,5 million units we buy 0,2 million units on the side? Lithuanian-Ukrainian evil spirits climbed out, discussing. Now Kazakhs and Chinese will earn instead of you. Including when delivered to your own countries.
  7. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 6 March 2019 09: 55
    +2
    To close such distortions, it would not hurt to recall the USSR State Planning Commission.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 6 March 2019 11: 31
      +1
      Here you have the market economy in all its glory, someone is constantly harassing the Soviet Union, but in the USSR there were just such problems, they knew how to clearly plan, at least for the next five years.
  8. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 6 March 2019 10: 06
    +1
    Quote: Monster_Fat
    I visited the production of my friend in Russia, who is declared as a manufacturer of "import-substituting" products. So his "production" is in quick-dismountable hangars made in Estonia, HVAC equipment is Chinese, vehicles are used cars of European manufacturers, production lines are German and Chinese, CI equipment is also German and Chinese, raw materials are Chinese, engraving and printing equipment is German. The software of the machines is German and Chinese. The paper containers and pallets are from Finland, and the final product is "made in Russia". wink

    And what's the problem ? This is all called open market and system integration. Since we are more expensive because of all sorts of bosses and economists with high salaries, they will take it where it’s cheaper ...
  9. DPN Offline DPN
    DPN (DPN) 6 March 2019 11: 09
    +2
    The market was saved only by a planned economy and the sale of surpluses, and the market is just crap. Fortunately, the country has innumerable natural resources, which saves.