The automotive industry is one of the backbone industries of the Samara Region. The region is characterized by the highest concentration of automotive industry organizations. The automotive industry of the Samara Region includes car assembly plants of AVTOVAZ, OJSC, GM-AVTOVAZ, CJSC, etc., car components manufacturers, as well as engineering, research, financial, trading, service, consulting and other companies working in the region.
Automotive industry is one of the most developed sectors of the industrial complex of the Samara Region. Over 200 enterprises operate in this industry, including about 50 large and medium-sized organizations.
Automotive cluster of the Samara Region produces about 15 percent of regional GRP. It employs 10 percent of the total workforce in the region's economy.