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Market of new commercial vehicles in Ukraine grew by 18% – Ukravtoprom

Registrations of new commercial vehicles (trucks and special vehicles) in May 2024 increased by 18% compared to the same month in 2023 – up to 1127 units, which is also 7% more than in April, Ukravtoprom reports in its telegram channel.

According to the report, the top five brands in the new commercial vehicle market last month were Renault – 305 units, Citroen – 115 units, MAN – 92 units, Ford – 86 units, and Iveco – 53 units. At the same time, the top five did not include Scania, which ranked second in April.

As reported with reference to Ukravtoprom data, in May last year, 955 trucks and special vehicles were sold in Ukraine, compared to 460 in the same month in 2022. The top five leaders were Renault (327 units), Volkswagen (81 units), Mercedes-Benz (66 units), Citroen (66 units), and Peugeot (52 units).

According to the association, in January-May 2024, more than 5 thousand new vehicles joined the Ukrainian fleet of trucks and special vehicles, which is 22% more than in the same period last year.

At the same time, AUTO-Consulting, an information and analytical group, analyzing the segment of trucks with a gross vehicle weight of more than 3.5 tons, noted on its website that in May it sent a positive signal – sales increased by 19% by May 2023, to more than 400 units, which made it possible to move to a small (5%) increase in this market segment in five months.

At the same time, the leader has changed – instead of Scania (as of April), it is MAN with a 21% increase in sales, and Volvo, which increased sales by 71%, took second place. Ford Trucks came in third.

Isuzu, as well as a number of Chinese brands, started to increase sales: Howo, DongFeng, JAC.

AUTO-Consulting also analyzed sales in the business car segment, which has always been a litmus test of sentiment in the economically active part of society.

Thus, according to experts, in May, the volume of deliveries of LCVs (gross vehicle weight up to 3.5 tons) decreased by 2.9% compared to the same month last year, but in January-May the market still shows a 22% increase.

It is noted that there is no sharp increase in demand for electric vans – only six units were purchased in May (compared to two in May 2023), but this is less than 1% of the new LCV market.

Renault became the segment leader with a 38% share.

As reported, in 2023, according to Ukravtoprom, registrations of new commercial vehicles in Ukraine increased by 65% compared to 2022 – to 11.3 thousand units. At the same time, the segment of trucks over 3.5 tons, according to AUTO-Consulting, increased by 56.5% – to 4853 units.

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Demand for new buses in Ukraine decreased by 17% – Ukravtoprom

Initial registrations of new buses (including minibuses) in Ukraine in March 2024 decreased by 17%, or 16 units, compared to March last year, to 78 units, according to statistics released by Ukravtoprom.
At the same time, the demand for buses decreased by 27.8%, or 30 vehicles, compared to February 2014.
According to the statistics, the Ukrainian Ataman retained its leadership in the market with 21 buses registered compared to 37 in March 2013. Etalon buses took the second place, with registrations increasing to 20 vehicles compared to seven in March 2023. But compared to February this year, their sales fell by a third.
Ford took third place, as it did a year earlier, with 19 buses (two less),
Volkswagen took fourth place with 10 vehicles (not registered in March 2023), and Fiat rounded out the top five with three vehicles.
Turkish buses Temsa were not registered in March (a year earlier – one car). This brand reportedly planned to significantly strengthen its position in Ukraine.
Thus, in January-March 2024, the initial registrations of buses in Ukraine decreased by 27.6% compared to the same period in 2023 – to 305 units.
“Ukravtoprom also reports that the share of new buses in the Ukrainian bus market in March was 53%, and taking into account the old ones, the bus fleet (including minibuses) amounted to 146 units, which is 18% less than in March 2023 and 19% less than in February this year.
The three leaders in the used car segment were Mercedes-Benz – 22 units; Volvo – 11 units; and Van Hool – 9 units.
In 2023, the total initial registrations of new buses of all classes in Ukraine amounted to 1701 units, which is 86% more than in 2022.

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Demand for used foreign cars imported to Ukraine increased by one third – “Ukravtoprom”

Ukrainian car fleet in February was replenished with 17.8 thousand used cars imported from abroad, which is one third more than in the same month of 2023, Ukravtoprom reported in its Telegram channel.

As reported, new passenger cars for the same month, according to the association, registered 5.7 thousand (an increase of 51%).

The largest share in the segment of used foreign cars last month still belonged to gasoline cars – 48%. Then come: diesel cars – 27%; electric cars – 16%; cars with gasoline – 5%; hybrids – 4%.

The leader among imported “second hand” remains Volkswagen Golf – 963 registrations.

The top 10 most popular models also include: Renault Megane – 806 units; Skoda Octavia – 688 units; Volkswagen Passat – 572 units; Volkswagen Tiguan – 451 units; Nissan Leaf – 416 units; Nissan Rogue – 414 units; Audi Q5 – 409 units; Tesla Model 3 – 380 units and Audi A4 – 349 units.

The average age of used cars, transferred to Ukrainian license plates in February, is 9.4 years (in January of this year – 9.8 years).

In total, in January-February, 34.5 thousand used cars imported from abroad passed the first registration in Ukraine – 38% more than in the same period of 2023.

As reported, in February-2023 demand for used used foreign cars in Ukraine decreased by 54% to February-2022 – to 13.5 thousand units, and the leader was Renault Megan with 1049 cars.

For the whole last year registrations of such cars decreased by 45% against the previous year – to 214.4 thousand units.

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Demand for used foreign cars imported to Ukraine increased by 45% – Ukravtoprom

In January, almost 16.7 thousand used cars imported from abroad joined the Ukrainian car fleet, which is 45% more than in the same month of 2023, Ukravtoprom reported on its telegram channel.

According to the association, almost 4.4 thousand new passenger cars were registered in January 2024 (an increase of 47%).

The largest share in the segment of used foreign cars last month, as before, belonged to gasoline cars – 46%. This is followed by diesel cars – 29%; electric cars – 16%; cars with LPG – 5%; hybrids – 4%.

Volkswagen Golf remains the leader in registrations among imported second-hand cars with 948 registrations.

The top ten most popular models also include: Renault Megane – 759 units; Skoda Octavia – 669 units; Volkswagen Passat – 599 units; Volkswagen Tiguan – 396 units; Nissan Leaf – 355 units; Audi A4 – 347 units; Audi Q5 – 334 units; Nissan Rogue – 330 units and Tesla Model 3 – 309 units.

The average age of used cars that switched to Ukrainian license plates in January is 9.8 years.

As reported, in January 2023, the demand for used foreign cars in Ukraine decreased by 2.8 times compared to January 2022 – to 11.5 thousand units, with Renault Megan leading the way with 926 cars.

For the whole of last year, registrations of such cars decreased by 45% year-on-year to 214.4 thousand units.

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Demand for new buses in Ukraine has halved – Ukravtoprom

Initial registrations of new buses (including minibuses) in Ukraine in January 2024 halved compared to January 2023, to 119 units, Ukravtoprom reported on its Telegram channel.

According to the report, the Ukrainian Ataman was the market leader with 35 buses registered: in January last year, it ranked third with 50 vehicles. Citroen took second place, as it did a year earlier, with 33 buses (19 less), and Etalon, the leader in January-2023, took third place with 15 buses (4.3 times less).

According to the association, Turkish Temsa took the fourth place in the rating with 13 vehicles compared to three in January last year (and eighth place in the rating), and ZAZ took the fifth place (compared to fourth place in January 2023) with 11 buses (9 less).

As reported, in January last year, according to Ukravtoprom, the demand for new buses more than doubled compared to pre-war January 2022, to 239 units.

In 2023, the total initial registrations of new buses of all classes in Ukraine amounted to 1701 units, which is 86% more than in 2022.

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Market of electric vehicles in Ukraine increased 2.8 times – Ukravtoprom

In 2023, registrations of new and used electric vehicles in Ukraine increased 2.8 times compared to 2022 – up to 37.6 thousand, in particular, the share of new ones increased to almost 20% from 17%, Ukravtoprom reported on its Telegram channel.

According to the association, out of the total number of registered electric cars, passenger cars accounted for more than 36.8 thousand, and commercial cars – 770.

Volkswagen ID.4 (2,655 thousand units) became the leader in the market of new battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), Dong Feng / Honda M-NV (559 units) took the second place with a large gap from the leader, and Volkswagen ID.6 was third – 491 units.

Honda eNS1 took the fourth position (327 units), and BYD Song rounded out the top five with 189 units registered.

In the used segment, the Nissan Leaf is confidently leading with 5.19 thousand units, followed by the Tesla Model 3 – 3.282 thousand units; Volkswagen e-Golf – 3.273 thousand units; Tesla Model Y – 2.171 thousand units and Volkswagen ID.4 – 1.74 thousand units.

“Ukravtoprom notes that in December last year, more than 4.6 thousand electric cars were added to the Ukrainian fleet, almost three times more than a year earlier, including more than 4.5 thousand cars and 78 commercial vehicles.

As reported, in 2022, according to Ukravtoprom, the electric vehicle market grew 1.5 times by 2021, to 13.6 thousand units, while the share of new cars increased to 17% compared to 14%, and the most popular car was also the used Nissan Leaf with 2,349 thousand units registered.

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