20 February 2010

Car Sales 2009: Ukraine


The Ukranine had an impressive 625,000 car sales in 2008, but then the economic downturn bit hard. Very hard. In '09, sales slumped to 162,000, a fall of 74%. It's hard to imagine what that does to car making and dealers but it must hurt. (400,000 cars were made here in '08, 260,000 of which were Daewoos). The domestic sales for cars were as follows:

09/08
1 1 Lada 32,500 20%
2 2 Hyundai/Kia 21,200 13%
3 8 Zaz 9,400 6%
4 4 Chevrolet 9,400 6%
5 6 Toyota 8,600 5.3%
6 9 Chery 8,500 5.2%
7 5 Mitsubishi 7,400 4.6%
8 7 Skoda 6,700 4.1%
9 10 Nissan 5,900 3.6%
10 12 Honda 5,000 3.1%
11 3 Daewoo 4,800 3%
12 16 Geely 4,700 2.9%
13 11 Volkswagen 4,700 2.9%
14 21 Renault 3,500 2.2%
15 15 Ford 3,350 2.1%
16 17 3,300 2.1%
17 13 Dacia 3,000 1.9%
18 18 Suzuki 2,900 1.8%
19 14 Opel 2,350 1.4%
20 19 Subaru 1,950 1.2%

Getting sales figures for the country isn't easy. There doesn't seem to be an agency that releases data to the public. A shame as it is a sizable market and deserves more exposure.

The bottom line: 2010 will no doubt be a tough year for car sales as the Ukraine struggles to revive its economy.

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