3900 new trucks and 7000 new LCVs have been sold in Russia in March

3900 new trucks and 7000 new LCVs have been sold in Russia in March

Autostat – According to Autostat data, 3900 new trucks have been sold in Russia in March 2016, which is equivalent to a 1.3% year-on-year decline.

Russian manufacturer KAMAZ has remained the market leader with over 40% share of the total. In quantitative terms, KAMAZ sales figure is equivalent to 1700 vehicles, 30% up from last year. The second place is occupied by another home brand GAZ, which sold 563 vehicles in March (+16.3%). Yet another Russian manufacturer Ural completes the top-three (275, +30.3%). Belarusian MAZ (203, -20.1%) and German MAN (166, +25.8%) have also managed to squeeze into the top-five.

It should be noted that the Russian new truck market has shrunk by 23.7% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2016, to 10,100 vehicles.

The Russian new LCV market, on the other hand, has risen by 3.7%, compared to the previous year in March 2016, to 7000 units.

Russian manufacturer GAZ has kept the market leadership, with 44% share of the total sales. GAZ has sold 3100 vehicles, up by 2.9% year-on-year. Another domestic manufacturer UAZ occupies the second place, with its March sales figure of 1500 vehicles (+22.7%). German Mercedes-Benz follows the two Russian brands (556, -9.3%). LADA (510, -3.4%) and Volkswagen (400, +68.1%) complete the top-five.

17,500 new light commercial vehicles have been sold during the first quarter of 2016, which indicates a 12.1% year-on-year shrinkage.

According to Autostat data, there are 8 million commercial vehicles in total on Russian roads, as of the beginning of the year.

Almost half of the figure (49%) belongs to light commercial vehicles, with approximately 4 million units. The number of trucks registered in Russia is a little bit less: 3.7 million (46%). The remaining 5% of the commercial vehicles park belongs to buses (around 400,000).