Russia Vehicles Sales in March 2016 tumbled hit by falling private consumptions

Russia Vehicles Sales in March 2016

Russia Vehicles Sales in March 2016 dropped down 10%. On top of the list, Autovaz and Hyundai reported still high lost while Kia kept growing. The new Autovaz Vesta advanced in fourth place, not far from the podium.

Economic Outlook

Russia’s economy contracted 3.7% in 2015, according to a preliminary estimate. Although a breakdown by components of expenditure is not available, the economic downturn was primarily driven by a sharp plunge in private consumption, which is expected to have contracted 10.1% in the full year.

Retail sales fell 9.7% in 2015 as a whole. The main driver behind the plunge, and thus the drop in private consumption, was the sharp weakening of the ruble and the subsequent spike in inflation, which caused real wages to decrease nearly 10% last year. Another factor weighing on the economy in 2015 was a substantial deterioration in fixed investment as commodities producers cut capital spending in response to international sanctions and lower prices.

In an effort to support oil prices, Russia and Saudi Arabia, along with Venezuela and Qatar, have agreed to an oil production freeze. Russia and Saudi Arabia account for nearly a fifth of global output and the two nations ramped up oil production in 2015 in a mutually damaging fight for market share.

Market Outlook

Geopolitical tensions, EU Sanctions, sharp decline of oil price in the international market are key factors behind the current fall of the Russia automotive industry. Furthermoe, the most relevant factor is the plunge of private consumption, reported down 10% during the full year 2015.

The demand for new vehicles is falling since over two years and March confirmed the trend despite the lost was lower than in the previous months.

According to data released by the AEB, the Association of European Businesses in Russia, in March the domestic car sales have felt with 125.917 units (-10.0%).  Data from January was not very encouraging with 318.911, down -16,9% compared to Q1 2015 with 383.538.

Competitive Arena

In March, Lada (Autovaz) sold 22.267 vehicles (-18.8%) with market share at 17.7% followed by Kia with 12.334, up 1.8% and Hyundai with 11.009  (-20.8%).

Down the podium, Renault with 9.448 (-0.6%), Toyota with 8.237 (-15.4%) overtaken by Nissan with 8.614 (-0.2%) and Volkswagen with 6.510 (-4.1%).

Hyundai Solaris confirmed the leadership among the best models with 7.678 sales (-10.6%) ahead of the Kia Rio with 5.832 (-18.7%) and the falling Lada Granta losing 57.8% with 5.181 sales.

The new Lada Vesta (launched in October 2015) keeps growing and now is 4th with 4.595 sales, ahead of the Renault Duster with 4.237 (+34.6%), the Volkswagen Polo with 4.171 (+39.7%) and the Lada Kalina with 3.269 (-19.2%).

To see the details on the best-selling cars with the ranking of the best 100 models, see the report here

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 report year to date data updated.

Rank MarRank Q1BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Lada22.26756.879-18,8%-17,0%17,7%17,8%
22Kia12.33432.8751,8%-8,8%9,8%10,3%
33Hyundai11.00929.529-20,8%-25,9%8,7%9,3%
44Renault9.44823.285-0,6%-15,1%7,5%7,3%
56Nissan8.61420.427-0,2%-24,9%6,8%6,4%
65Toyota8.23722.254-15,4%-7,4%6,5%7,0%
77Volkswagen6.51017.070-4,1%-14,8%5,2%5,4%
88Skoda4.82012.4525,6%-18,7%3,8%3,9%
910Gaz4.7169.83410,5%8,5%3,7%3,1%
1012Uaz4.4379.46649,6%26,6%3,5%3,0%
1111Ford4.0719.747120,3%92,6%3,2%3,1%
129Mercedes3.73910.917-19,9%-14,3%3,0%3,4%
1314Chevrolet2.9306.574-14,9%-32,6%2,3%2,1%
1413BMW2.7607.42923,3%-10,9%2,2%2,3%
1516Lexus2.4014.937-4,8%23,4%1,9%1,5%
1617Audi2.2504.905-14,4%-20,0%1,8%1,5%
1715Mitsubishi1.7835.041-45,1%-48,5%1,4%1,6%
1820Datsun1.7174.373-51,0%-53,2%1,4%1,4%
1919Daewoo1.6774.532-4,6%-16,2%1,3%1,4%
2018Mazda1.6294.542-34,3%-37,3%1,3%1,4%
2121Lifan1.3533.64363,2%57,5%1,1%1,1%
2222Land Rover1.0322.413-8,5%-21,8%0,8%0,8%
2323Geely6551.854-9,0%0,2%0,5%0,6%
2426Chery6201.29533,6%18,2%0,5%0,4%
2524Suzuki5331.71835,6%35,9%0,4%0,5%
2630Volvo518918-45,1%-53,4%0,4%0,3%
2727Infiniti4961.165-17,3%-31,8%0,4%0,4%
2825Subaru4781.377-31,3%-43,8%0,4%0,4%
2929Citroen4461.005-7,9%-25,2%0,4%0,3%
3028Porsche4401.159-15,4%5,8%0,3%0,4%
3131Peugeot411858-24,6%-36,0%0,3%0,3%
3233Fiat253672-37,5%-35,8%0,2%0,2%
3332SsangYong252804-61,2%-58,6%0,2%0,3%
3439Cadillac140278241,5%146,0%0,1%0,1%
3536Jeep123346-61,6%-54,5%0,1%0,1%
3637Dongfeng12133957,1%340,3%0,1%0,1%
3738Mini113287-19,3%-17,3%0,1%0,1%
3835Brilliance10936998,2%20,6%0,1%0,1%
3834Honda109454-50,5%-47,0%0,1%0,1%
3940Jaguar10720842,7%-0,5%0,1%0,1%
4041ChangAn68184518,2%1572,7%0,1%0,1%
4142Isuzu47136-37,3%-23,6%0,0%0,0%
4243Acura32112-33,3%-46,7%0,0%0,0%
4345BAW24494,3%-35,5%0,0%0,0%
4444Haima2296266,7%43,3%0,0%0,0%
4546Smart1842-58,1%-55,3%0,0%0,0%
4647Alfa Romeo915350,0%150,0%0,0%0,0%
4749Foton44100,0%-33,3%0,0%0,0%

Rank MarRank Q1GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Renault-Nissan42.542106.129-14,3%-20,9%33,8%33,3%
22Hyundai-Kia23.34362.404-10,3%-17,7%18,5%19,6%
33Volkswagen14.02035.586-3,4%-16,5%11,1%11,2%
44Toyota10.63827.191-13,2%-3,0%8,4%8,5%
55General Motors4.74711.384-30,5%-39,6%3,8%3,6%
67GAZ Group4.7169.83410,5%8,5%3,7%3,1%
79UAZ4.4379.46649,6%26,6%3,5%3,0%
88Ford4.0719.747120,3%92,6%3,2%3,1%
96Mercedes Daimler3.75710.959-20,3%-14,6%3,0%3,4%
1010BMW2.8737.71620,8%-11,1%2,3%2,4%

Rank MarRank Q1ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Hyundai Solaris7.67821.434-10,6%-13,6%6,3%6,8%
32Lada Granta5.18118.893-57,8%-38,2%4,3%6,0%
23Kia Rio5.83216.402-18,7%-10,9%4,8%5,2%
54Renault Duster4.23710.81334,6%22,3%3,5%3,4%
65Volkswagen Polo4.17110.05239,7%12,8%3,4%3,2%
46Lada Vesta4.5959.1933,8%2,9%
107Toyota RAV42.8408.71318,2%49,7%2,3%2,8%
88Lada 4×43.1847.462-18,2%-29,7%2,6%2,4%
149Lada Largus2.3756.818-35,2%-24,4%2,0%2,2%
910Chevrolet Niva2.8656.45723,8%-3,7%2,4%2,1%
711Lada Kalina3.2696.179-19,2%-33,0%2,7%2,0%
2412GAZ Gazelle1.4506.114-84,3%-44,0%1,2%1,9%
1313Renault Logan2.3896.095-27,1%-39,4%2,0%1,9%
1114Renault Sandero2.6185.92124,8%-9,0%2,2%1,9%
1515Toyota Camry2.3365.651-12,9%-24,8%1,9%1,8%
1616Skoda Rapid2.3315.55616,7%-10,3%1,9%1,8%
1217Kia Cee’d2.5975.30784,6%10,5%2,1%1,7%
1818Nissan Qashqai2.1104.8251316,1%37,8%1,7%1,5%
2119Skoda Octavia1.7864.761-6,6%-21,2%1,5%1,5%
2220Lada Priora1.7414.689-36,5%-37,3%1,4%1,5%
1721UAZ Patriot2.2774.55858,0%31,4%1,9%1,5%
1922Nissan Almera2.0844.387-34,5%-44,5%1,7%1,4%
2023Nissan X-Trail1.9664.307-16,8%11,8%1,6%1,4%
3724Kia Sportage7333.898-42,1%-2,8%0,6%1,2%
2325Lada XRAY1.5183.4731,3%1,1%
2526Mazda CX-51.3393.3760,0%-14,4%1,1%1,1%
2927Toyota Land Cruiser1.1023.35463,7%66,0%0,9%1,1%

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