Automobile imports to Russia fell by 13% during the first half of 2017

Automobile imports to Russia fell by 13% during the first half of 2017

Autostat – According to Rosstat data, 96,500 automobiles have been imported to Russia during the first half of 2017, which is equivalent to a 12.7% year-on-year decrease.

Japanese Toyota has become the most popular imported brand to the Russian Federation with 18,500 vehicles (-41,5% y/y). The German premium Mercedes-Benz came second with an import figure of 17,400 units, indicating a 4.4% year-on-year rise. The top-three is completed by Japanese Lexus with 11,500 units (+7,5 y/y).

Land Cruiser Prado has become the most imported Toyota model with 6200 units during the first half of 2017 (+17.8% y/y). Lexus RX occupies the second spot (4700 units, +26,5% y/y.) and Mercedes GLC-Class has the third place in the ratings (3200 unit, +41.6% y/y).

In June, the car imports to Russia have risen for the first time in 2017 (+16,8%).