Russian clients started to incline towards imported cars

Russian clients started to incline towards imported cars


 

Autostat.- Over 56,000 Russian motorists have opted for imported cars manufactured outside their home country during the first quarter of 2021. As stated by experts from the Autostat agency, the figure indicates a 1% year-on-year rise.

Considering the 8% overall shrinkage in the Russian market within the aforementioned period, the share of imported vehicles in car purchases has risen, from 14.8% last year to the current ratio of 16.2%. As one may remember, the 2020 share was 15%.

One-third of all automobiles purchased within the January-March period were German-make. The figure is equivalent to almost 19,000 units in quantitative terms. The share of “true Japanese” amounted to more than a quarter of the total volume, with 15,000 units. One-sixth of imported cars came from China, on the other hand (9300 units).

Cars assembled in Belarus found 3400 clients in Russia within the 3-months period. The customer base of automobiles manufactured in Great Britain, Thailand, Hungary and Kazakhstan ranged between 1000-2000 Russian citizens. The remaining countries remained between 1000 units.