Business news from Ukraine


The new commercial vehicle market in Ukraine (including trucks) grew by 24% in January-June 2018 year-over-year, to 6,400, the Ukrautoprom association has reported.
In June, the market grew by 38% year-over-year, to 1,241 vehicles.
Renault vehicles sales grew by 19%, to 1,174, being first in the number of vehicles sold. Citroen is second with 588 vehicles sold (a 3.5-fold rise). Fiat is third with 3% growth, to 573 vehicles.
Ford is fourth with 555 new commercial vehicles sold (28% more), and Belarusian MAZ is fifth with 503 vehicles sold (64% up).
In June alone, Renault vehicles were also most popular with 244 registered vehicles (almost 30% more than in June 2017). Mercedes-Benz is second with a 53% rise on June 2017 and a 2.2-fold rise on May 2018.
Fiat is third with 111 vehicles sold (30.6% up on June 2017), Ford is fourth with 88 vehicles sold (1% up) and MAN was fifth with 79 vehicles registered (18% up).
Ukrainian commercial vehicles are seen in the top twenty most popular vehicles only with ZAZ brand (13 vehicles sold compared with 21 in June 2017 and seven in May 2018).


The new commercial vehicle market (including trucks) in Ukraine grew by almost 22% in January-May 2018, to 5,132 units, the Ukrautoprom association has reported. In May alone, the market rose by 12% year-over-year, to 1,072 units. Renault vehicles’ share of the market was one fifth (219 vehicles, which was 295 more than in May 2017).
Volkswagen was second in May with 101 vehicles sold (74% up), and Fiat was third with 100 vehicles sold (4% up).
Belarusian MAZ vehicles were fourth (98, 63% up). Ford saw a 64% rise in sales with 97 vehicles sold.
MAN, Scania, Mercedes-Benz, Russia’s GAZ and Peugeot were in the top ten vehicles sold on the Ukrainian market.
AUTO-Consulting Group said that the truck market in May almost returned to the figures of 2009 with 462 vehicles sold.
The most popular truck was MAZ (100 vehicles).
MAN was second with 16% of the market and Scania was third with 14%.
Among leaders are Ford Trucks (11%) and Volvo (6%).