Russian car market has climbed to the second spot in Europe in August 2017

Russian car market has climbed to the second spot in Europe in August 2017

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Autostat, Germany has kept its position as the leading country in automobile sales amongst the national associations of car manufacturers in Europe, with 253,679 vehicles (+3.5% y/y). If Russia is taken into account in the European car market, our country has risen to the second spot in the continental ratings. Russian car sales have exceeded 122,500 units during the last month, according to the preliminary estimate of Autostat (excluding LCV).

France occupies the third place with 107,455 vehicles, following a 9.4% year-on-year increase. Italy came fourth with 83,363 units (+15.8% y/y), which is the best figure for the country since 2009, as stated by the Italian Association of the Automotive Industry (ANFIA).

Great Britain completes the top-five, whose car dealers sold 76,433 vehicles (-6.4% y/y). As noted by the British Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the market has been on the decline for a fifth consecutive month, despite achieving the third best result in August sales in the last decade. Spanish car market, on the other hand, has grown by 13% in August, reaching 72,410 units.