Business news from Ukraine


6 December , 2021  

Primary registrations of new commercial vehicles (trucks and special vehicles) in Ukraine in January-November 2021 grew by 40.5% year-over-year, to almost 14,000 vehicles, the Ukrautoprom association has reported.
Thus, according to the results of January-November 2021, this market slightly accelerated the growth rate compared to the same period last year. According to the results of January-October 2021, the growth was 39%.
According to the report on the association’s website last week, this dynamics was due to vehicle registrations in November, which increased 1.5 times compared with November 2020 and by 6.2% compared with October this year, to 1,479 vehicles.
Citroen became the market leader, as in October, with registrations growing almost threefold, to 272 vehicles (last year it was fourth in the ranking). The second place belongs to the last year’s leader Renault with 243 vehicles and an increase of 8%. The third result was shown by the FIAT brand with 66 registrations (one third more).
The top five also included Peugeot with 133 vehicles (6% more) and MAZ with 88 vehicles (54% more), which a year earlier occupied the second and seventh places in the ranking, respectively.
In the segment of new trucks with a gross weight of over 3.5 tonnes, according to the data on the website of the AUTO-Consulting information and analytical group, sales in November showed positive dynamics, despite the shortage of cars due to the chip crisis, having grown by 5%, and in January-November 2021, sales rose 37%.
At the same time, analysts said, the shortage changed the leaders’ positions very significantly. The leader of this segment of the market MAZ in November slightly decreased its activity due to the shortage of trucks, but was able to increase sales by 35% in January-November 2021.
“In December MAZ is to set a new post-crisis sales record – to supply more than 1,000 trucks per year. None of the manufacturers have sold so many over the past 10 years,” the group said.
In November, deliveries of European manufacturers also tightened. So, MAN returned the second place with a market share of 10%, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo actively increased sales, and IVECO finished fifth, whose dealers sold all truck deliveries for the near future.
Amid the shortage, sales of Chinese brands – Dayun, Shacmam, JAC, XCMG – have skyrocketed, and Korean Hyundai dealers have also worked well.
The Ukrautoprom association also published statistics on the primary registrations of new buses in Ukraine (including minibuses). In November, the Ukrainian Ataman was able to regain its leadership position, which took the second position a year ago, and in October it was fourth. Registrations of these buses grew by 91% by November 2020, to 44 buses.
The second place also belongs to the Ukrainian manufacturer – Etalon: there are 42 registered buses of this brand versus 10 buses in November 2020 and 19 buses in October 2021. The leader of October, the Turkish Karsan buses, which a year ago had not yet been registered in Ukraine, fell back to third place in November with 20 buses versus 91 buses in October.
The fourth place belongs to the Ukrainian brand ZAZ – 18 buses versus 15 buses in November last year, Bogdan is fifth with 7 buses versus 9 buses.
In November 2020, MAZ buses were in the lead in this market, which in November 2021 were not included in the top ten best-selling buses.
In November 2021, a total of 154 new buses were registered in Ukraine, which is 16.7% more than a year earlier, but 44% less than in October this year.
As reported, by the end of 2020, the primary registrations of commercial vehicles decreased 6% compared to 2019, to 11,600 vehicles. No bus statistics were provided.