Automotive Market in CIS

24.02.2015 / Belarus and Kazakhstan are not ready to work with ERA-GLONASS

The government of Kazakhstan sent a letter to the Eurasian Economic Commission with the offer to postpone the launch of the emergency response system ERA-GLONASS for two years until January 1, 2017. The document notes that Kazakhstan did not create the necessary infrastructure.

12.02.2015 / Production of vehicles in Ukraine decreased two-fold in January 2015

In January 2015 Ukrainian plants produced only 352 vehicles, which is a 89% decrease on January of the last year.

Cars accounted for the major part in the total vehicle production, 224 cars were manufactured (-12.8% in comparison with December 2014 and -93% on the same period of the last year).

10.02.2015 / The Belarusian automotive market needs the sate support

ccording to the forecast of the Belarusian Automobile Association (BAA), sales of new cars in Belarus in 2015 may decrease by one third in comparison with 2014.

According to the Association, in 2015 in case of the relatively favorable economic situation sales of new cars in Belarus will amount to 20-25 thousand units.

09.02.2015 / Devaluation of the ruble will negatively affect the automotive market in Kazakhstan

Russian Automotive Market Research

The import of cars to Kazakhstan from Russia may be temporarily prohibited. Its main purpose is to support the domestic economy, which is under pressure because of the ruble devaluation and a shift in demand for products sold in Russia. Since the end of the last year many drivers from Kazakhstan acquire new and used cars in large quantities in Russia because of the significant savings in terms of prices in foreign currency.

In addition, authorities of Kazakhstan offer to allow only authorized dealers to import cars to the country. Significant increase in the supply of new and used cars from Russia to Kazakhstan caused the fall of the local market of new cars in 2014.

04.02.2015 / PSA Peugeot Citroen launched sales of cars assembled in Belarus

Russian Automotive Market Research

Beginning February 2 dealers of the company PSA Peugeot Citroen launched sales of cars Peugeot of local production on the territory of Belarus. Cars are assembled near Minsk at the plant Unison. Supplies of cars of local production started with a medium-class sedan Peugeot 301 and restyled crossover Peugeot 3008.

In March it is planned to launch sales of Peugeot Partner and the new restyled business sedan Peugeot 508, as well as two models Citroen - C-Elysee and Berlingo. In the first quarter the geography of sales will be expanded: dealer centers will be opened in Gomel and Vitebsk.

04.02.2015 / Sales of cars in Ukraine decreased to 2.6 thousand units

Russian Automotive Market Research

According to Association of car makers of Ukraine «Ukravtoprom», following the results of January 2015 sales of new cars decreased 4.6-fold and made 2597 units in Ukraine.

The structure of sales significantly changed. So, last month the leader in the Ukrainian market became Nissan for the first time, it sold 340 cars (-35%). The second place was occupied by the French Renault with a figure of 200 sold cars (-65%). The third result was shown by Skoda - 188 sold cars, which is 2.9 times lower than in the previous year. Toyota, which in 2014 became the leader in sales in the Ukrainian market, took the fourth place in January 2015 - cars of the Japanese brand were chosen by 180 Ukrainians (-87%). Mazda rounds out the top five, its dealers sold 174 cars (-26.9%).