21.05.2018 / In April 2018 new car sales grew by 21%

New car sales

In Jan-Apr 2018 new car sales grew by 17.6% on the same period of 2017 to 472 thousand units. In April 2018 over 147 thousand new cars were sold which was a 21% rise on April 2017.

Russian brands account for 21.8% - nearly the same share as a year ago, at that Russian brands sales grew by 20.5%, whereas foreign brands sales were 16.8% up.

LADA is the market leader with a 21% market share and 98.2 thousand new cars sold. At that LADA increased its sales by 22.4%.

KIA and HYUNDAI came second and third with 13.3% and 11% of new car sales correspondingly. During the period under consideration KIA sales went 20.4% up and HYUNDAI sales grew by 11.2%.

New car sales, 2017-2018, Jan-Apr, thousand units

new-car-sales-in-january-april-2017-2018

Source: Russian Automotive Market Research

New car sales, TOP-10 brands, 2017-2018, Jan-Apr, thousand units

Brand

Jan-Apr 2017

Jan-Apr 2018

Change, %

LADA

80,2

98,2

22,4%

KIA

52

62,6

20,4%

HYUNDAI

46,5

51,7

11,2%

RENAULT

37,4

41,1

9,9%

TOYOTA

26,5

28,1

6,0%

VOLKSWAGEN

22,9

27,9

21,8%

NISSAN

20

24

20,0%

SKODA

16

19,5

21,9%

FORD

11,4

13,3

16,7%

MERCEDES-BENZ

11

11,5

4,5%

Other

77,5

94,1

21,4%

Total

401,4

472

17,6%

Source: Russian Automotive Market Research

New car sales by brand origin, 2017-2018, Jan-Apr, thousand units

new-car-sales-by-brand-origin-in-january-april-2017-2018

Source: Russian Automotive Market Research

New LCV sales

New LCV sales in Jan-Apr 2018 amounted to 38.1 thousand vehicles, which was a 6.7 growth on the same period a year ago. Unlike March 2018, when sales went down by 7.5%, in April sales showed a 9.5% rise on April 2017.

Foreign brands sales grew by 33.5% whereas Russian brands showed just a 3.2% increase.

GAZ with 15.5 thousand new vehicles sold accounted for 41% of new LCV sales, at that GAZ sales went 11.5% up.

UAZ sales, on the contrary, declined: UAZ sold 6.9 thousand LCV, which was a 25% fall on Jan-Apr 2017. The market share went down from 26% to 18%.

Ford is the most popular foreign brand on the Russian LCV market. Ford sales grew by 77.8% and the market share went up from 5% to 8%.

New LCV sales, 2017-2018, Jan-Apr, thousand units
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Source: Russian Automotive Market Research

New LCV sales, TOP-10 brands, 2017-2018, Jan-Apr, thousand units

Brand

Jan-Apr 2017

Jan-Apr 2018

Change, %

GAZ

13,9

15,5

11,5%

UAZ

9,2

6,9

-25,0%

FORD

1,8

3,2

77,8%

LADA

2,6

2,6

0,0%

MERCEDES-BENZ

2,3

2,3

0,0%

VOLKSWAGEN

1,8

2,1

16,7%

MITSUBISHI

0,2

1

400,0%

TOYOTA

1,1

0,8

-27,3%

PEUGEOT

0,6

0,7

16,7%

CITROEN

0,5

0,6

20,0%

Other

1,7

2,4

41,2%

Total

35,7

38,1

6,7%

Source: Russian Automotive Market Research

New LCV sales by brand origin, 2017-2018, Jan-Apr, thousand units

new-lcv-sales-by-brand-origin-in-january-april-2017-2018

Source: Russian Automotive Market Research

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