Belarus 2016. Flat market thanks to booming local production

Belarus Vehicles sales 2016

Belarus Vehicles sales 2016 had been flat with total volume near 50.000 units while counting both official and grey import. The robust increase in local production sustained the sector in a declining economy.

According to a flash estimate released on 18 January, Belarus’ GDP contracted 2.6% in 2016. The annual drop was softer than in 2015 but the improvement was not visible in all parts of the economy and a steep road to recovery still lies ahead. Positive signs emerged in industry in particular, with full-year data showing that industrial production contracted at a remarkably softer pace than in 2015 thanks to strong growth in vehicle production, which offset most of the contractions in other categories.

The recent localization of production for many carmakers, in the hope to take advantage from both geographic and geo-politic position, sustained the domestic market during the year with total sales stable in the range of 50.000 units, of which almost the half imported in a parallel channel, mainly from Russia.

The difficulties to follow both the official market (reported by the local Association of Car Distributors, and the grey market, moved Focus2move Team to come back on the decision, aiming to publish less data but more reliable. So from now, we are back on reporting jus the “official sales”.

They had been flat in the 2016 at 27.000 units.

Market leader was Renault, with 31.2% of market share, followed by Volkswagen with 16.5%, Lada with 8.1% and Skoda with 6.9%.

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Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2022.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank 2016Rank 2015BRANDSales 2016Sales 2015Variation 2016Share 2016Share 2015

Rank 2016Rank 2015ModelSales 2016Sales 20152016 Variation
11Volkswagen Polo3.4452.90018,8%
22Renault Sandero2.9522.54216,1%
34Renault Duster2.8562.19929,9%
43Renault Logan1.7702.290-22,7%
56Skoda Rapid1.3061.15712,9%
67Lada Largus7471.049-28,8%
710GAZ Gazelle7176835,0%
814Toyota RAV457046921,5%
9Renault Captur563
108Hyundai Accent521750-30,5%