Russian car market has increased by 134% in May 2021

Russian car market has increased by 134% in May 2021


RusAutoNewsCom. – As announced by the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee, Russian car market has increased by 133.8%, or by 84,345 units year-on-year in May 2021, and amounted to 147,378 vehicles.

Within the January – May period of this year 663,312 cars were sold in total, 185,177 units or 38.7% more then last year’s figure.

Thomas Staertzel, Chairman of the committee has commented: “May 2021 new vehicle sales growth is on the expected very high level compared to same month of previous year, especially for the volume leaders. In his month 147,378 new passenger cars and LCVs were sold, which is 133.8% increase versus same period last year and also 6.7% in comparison to May 2019 increase (about 10 000 cars plus). Year-to-date May 2021 is 38.7% higher than previous year period, including the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown effect in 2020. The same situation we will observe in June, but we will see more realistic year-on-year monthly comparison from July on. During the summer months, we will also see the effect of limited supply driven by the worldwide shortage of electronic components. Therefore, we expect lower new vehicle sales of most of the brands compared to the currently high customer demand. With the state support of the customers and manufacturers we may hope for the positive completion of the year. The Committee will renew its annual forecast with the next press release.”

Lada was the most popular brand of the Russian car market in April with 37,931 units sold, followed by KIA with 19,101 units and Hyundai with 15,483 units. Lada Granta was the most popular car model in April with 14,050 units sold.

Top 10 best-selling car brands in May 2021:

1-Lada. 2-Kia. 3-Hyundai. 4-Renault. 5-Skoda. 6-Volkswagen. 7-Toyota. 8-GAZ LCV. 9-Nissan. 10-Haval.

Top 10 best-selling car models in May 2021:

1-Lada Granta. 2-Lada Vesta. 3-Kia Rio. 4-Hyundai Solaris. 5-Lada Niva (4×4). 6-Hyundai Creta. 7-Volkswagen Polo. 8-Lada Largus. 9-Skoda Rapid PA II. 10-Renault Duster.

All 10 models are manufactured in Russia.

Please see the AEB Press-Release for detailed Russian car market figures.