Russian car market has decreased by 17% in August 2021

Russian car market has decreased by 17% in August 2021

RusAutoNews.- As announced by the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee, Russian car market has decreased by 17%, or by 23,387 units year-on-year in August 2021, and amounted to 114,130 vehicles.

Within the January – August period of this year 1,067,890 cars were sold in total, 187,692 units or 21.3% more then last year’s figure.

Thomas Staertzel, Chairman of the committee has commented: “In August, we experienced a significant drop in car sales with -17% as compared to August 2020. Whereas the demand situation remains stable, the production cuts resulting from the worldwide lack of electronic components continue increasing the gap between demand and supply thus negatively influencing the sales figures. As there is no sign of a soon resolution of this situation, we expect volatile sales situation and further market decrease in the next few months. Year-on-year results still remain positive. For the period from January to August 2021, 1,067,890 new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles were sold, which is 21.3% higher than last year. With the existing trend we so far keep our year end forecast unchanged +9,8%, but will evaluate it again after the third quarter.”

Lada was the most popular brand of the Russian car market in August with 19,428 units sold, followed by Kia with 17,277 units and Hyundai with 14,106 units. Lada Vesta was the most popular car model in August with 6,882 units sold.

Top 10 best-selling car brands in August 2021:

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

Top 10 best-selling car models in August 2021:

1-Lada Vesta. 2-Kia Rio. 3-Hyundai Creta. 4-Lada Granta. 5-Hyundai Solaris. 6-Renault Duster. 7-Lada Niva (4×4). 8-Kia K5. 9-Volkswagen Polo. 10-Volkswagen Tiguan.

All 10 models are manufactured in Russia.

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