Russian CV market has slowed down following the implementation of Utilisation Fee

Russian CV market has slowed down following the implementation of Utilisation Fee

Autostat – The Russian commercial vehicle market has slowed down following the implementation of utilisation fee.

According to AEB data, 135,229 LCVs have been sold in Russia by the end of the first nine months of 2012. While GAZ has once again become the leader of the LCV market (64,279, +0%), UAZ has taken the second place (19,519, +11%). Volkswagen occupies the third place (12,104, +41%).

8531 trucks have been sold from the 6-16 tonnes segment within the first nine months (+11%). Hyundai is the leader of the market (3273, -19%). Mitsubishi-Fuso (1469, +113%) and Ford (1365, +146%) occupy the second and third places respectively.

The 16 tonnes and above truck market has shrunk by 5%, in comparison with the previous year, with 18,507 vehicles. MAN has become the sales leader in this segment (6085, +34%). The German manufacturer has been followed by Ural (3740, +47%) and Scania (3673, +18%).

It should be remembered that the sales figures of Kamaz is not included in AEB database. However, according to the company’s own statement, 18,600 trucks have been sold within the first nine months of the year (+6%).

The bus sales in Russia has increased by 14% by the end of the first three quarters of the year, reaching 3616 vehicles. The leader of the market: LiAZ (1449, +50%) has been followed by PAZ (1313, +9%) and KAVZ (372, +11%).

The executives from the AEB Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers Committee have stated that although the commercial vehicles market in the country continue to grow in a moderate pace, the sales have slowed down to some extent towards the end of the third quarter, following the implementation of the utilisation fee. The committee members share the view that despite the shrinkage experienced especially in the heavy trucks sector, the market will pick up towards the end of the year, as it has always been the case during the previous years.