05 August 2017

Russia Car/LCV Sales Jan-Jun 2017


Back in 2008, Russia was booming and car sales were approaching 3 million. The economic downturn and subsequent political issues has seen sales fall to a shadow of their former glory. 2017 seems to be the time things started to turn around. Sales were up 15% in June and 7% YTD.

Lada has been the main brand since way back when. Cars made locally do have tariff protection but Lada is just one of several brands now made there. Sales of Lada hit a low of 15.5% share in 2014, but improved vehicles and cost cutting has seen the brand fare much better, both in sales and the balance sheet. In 2017, it's close to 1 in 5 cars sold in Russia

Of the other brands, Kia is doing well this year as it pulls away from its sibling Hyundai. LCV makes GAZ and UAZ are not doing so well.

For car companies that solely import, It has been difficult to be profitable with the depreciation Russia has experienced. Most importers have been wearing the losees until better times return. However, Opel has quit already and I wonder if Honda has a similar idea?

The chart below shows a % symbol that represents market share. The +/- column is increase or decrease based on the first six month's market share of 2017 against the full 2016 year.

13 14 15 16 17 Brand 2017 % +/-
2016 %
1 1 1 1 1 Lada 140,231 19.5 5%
266,296 18.7
3 2 2 2 2 Kia 85,189 11.9 13%
149,567 10.5
4 4 3 3 3 Hyundai 70,641 9.8 -4%
145,326 10.2
2 3 4 4 4 Renault 60,834 8.5 3%
117,230 8.2
7 6 5 5 5 Toyota 43,895 6.1 -8%
94,568 6.6
6 7 7 6 6 VW 42,822 6.0 5%
80,621 5.7
8 5 6 7 7 Nissan 35,208 4.9 -1%
70,464 4.9
10 9 8 9 8 Škoda 28,701 4.0 3%
55,386 3.9
11 11 9 8 9 GAZ 25,053 3.5 -11%
55,803 3.9
9 12 13 12 10 Ford 21,907 3.0 2%
42,528 3.0
16 14 10 11 11 Mercedes 20,475 2.8 -6%
43,216 3.0
15 16 12 10 12 UAZ 18,410 2.6 -25%
48,848 3.4
5 8 11 13 13 Chevrolet 14,889 2.1 -3%
30,463 2.1
18 18 16 14 14 BMW 14,571 2.0 5%
27,507 1.9
17 15 17 16 15 Mazda 11,051 1.5 2%
21,543 1.5
- 33 15 18 16 Datsun 10,895 1.5 15%
18,772 1.3
31 27 20 15 17 Lexus 10,577 1.5 -13%
24,117 1.7
13 10 14 20 18 Mitsubishi 8,711 1.2 3%
16,769 1.2
19 19 18 17 19 Audi 8,408 1.2 -19%
20,705 1.5
24 21 22 19 20 Lifan 7,152 1.0 -19%
17,460 1.2
14 17 19 21 21 Daew/Ravon 4,946 0.7 -5%
10,385 0.7
27 22 24 22 22 Land Rover 4,557 0.6 -1%
9,122 0.6
32 31 25 24 23 Volvo 3,158 0.4 12%
5,585 0.4
33 34 30 28 24 Infiniti 2,632 0.4 16%
4,517 0.3
28 29 33 26 25 Chery 2,625 0.4 10%
4,758 0.3
30 30 26 23 26 Subaru 2,533 0.4 -11%
5,638 0.4
21 23 28 31 27 Peugeot 2,215 0.3 22%
3,602 0.3
23 26 27 27 28 Suzuki 2,039 0.3 -10%
4,520 0.3
22 25 29 30 29 Citroën 2,006 0.3 5%
3,803 0.3
37 37 31 25 30 Porsche 1,956 0.3 -22%
4,961 0.3
42 41 42 33 31 Jaguar 1,205 0.2 15%
2,073 0.1
25 28 23 29 32 Geely 1,085 0.2 -52%
4,473 0.3
34 36 35 32 33 Fiat 1,023 0.1 -6%
2,159 0.2
- - - - 34 Havel 869 0.1 n/a


35 35 37 36 35 Chrysler 752 0.1 15%
1,299 0.1
- 43 43 44 36 Changan 737 0.1 171%
540 0.0
43 42 41 37 37 Cadillac 726 0.1 13%
1,274 0.1
40 39 39 35 38 MINI 694 0.1 1%
1,360 0.1
- - - 54 39 Genesis 515 0.1 2122%
46 0.0
26 24 34 34 40 Honda 479 0.1 -46%
1,747 0.1
- - - 47 41 Zoyte 469 0.1 209%
301 0.0

Others 1,688 0.2
6,985 0.5
Total 718,529
1,426,337

Data source: AEB.

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