The Russian car battery market is dominated by foreign brands

The Russian car battery market is dominated by foreign brands

Avtostat – 2.24 million car batteries have been supplied to Russian automotive factories in 2013 (-3%). 85.1% of this amount have been used in automobiles, 12.3% in trucks and the remaining 2.6% in buses. 55.7% of these batteries have been produced by foreign and 44.3% by Russian manufacturers. Ista has become the leader of the OEM supply market with 22% market share. Global Battery occupies the second place with 18.2%. Volkswagen AG is ranked third in the list with 10.1%.

The number of car batteries supplied to Russian components market has increased by 1% in 2013, with 10.35 million units. The supremacy of foreign brands over Russians with 57% market share is observed in this market as well. Johnson Controls is the leader of the market with 12% share. Vesta and Mutlu Aku follow Johnson Controls with 8% and 7%, respectively.

The division of car battery market according to vehicle categories is as follows: automobiles – 71.2%, trucks – 16.6%, LCV – 10.5% and buses – 1.7%.

In regional terms, on the other hand, the Central Federal Region is at the top with a share of 27.5%. Volga Basin and Siberia are ranked second and third with 18.6% and 13.8% shares, respectively.