Russia 2018. Mitsubishi shining in a market up in double-digit

Russian Autos Market

Russian Autos Market grew 12.7% in 2018 improving in double-digit for the second consecutive time, ending with 1.799.118 units sold. Lada is the leader, holding 20.2% of the market, while Mitsubishi scored an impressive performance, up 86.6%.

Economic Environment

Russian economy lost steam overall in the third quarter, as deteriorating consumption dynamics and a poor performance by the agricultural sector weighed on activity. Available data for the fourth quarter suggests that growth likely gained steam. Rising oil production likely buttressed activity, despite the fact that the price of Ural oil sunk to the lowest level since June 2017 in December.

The economy is expected to slow this year, chiefly due to decelerating household spending. A hike in the VAT will likely limit private consumption, while constrained oil output will continue to hold back the energy sector. Softer than expected oil prices or additional tough sanctions remain key risks to Russia’s outlook.

Market Trend

Russian vehicles market collapsed in the period 2013-2016 losing over the half of the previous volume from 2.9 million in th 2012 to 1.4 million in the 2016. Only in March 2017 the fall ended and a progressive recovery took place. Indeed, according to the data released by the AEB, new light vehicles sales in he 2017 recovered at 1.595.000 (+11.9%).

In the 2018 the Russian light vehicles market has fastly recovered. The year started in a great way, up 21.8% in the first quarter, managing to keep a high speed for the rest of the year. Indeed, registrations closed at 1.799.118 improving in double-digit – up 12.7% – for the second consecutive time. Moreover, this is the largest annual score since 2014.

Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018'+/- 2018
2.491.3761.602.3311.425.7911.595.6851.799.11812,7%

Competitive Arena

At brand-wise, the domestic maker controlled by Renault, Lada (Autovaz), is the best brand of the 2018 with  20.2% of market share and 360.204 vehicles sold (+15.6%), followed by Kia with 227.584 sales (+25.1%) and Hyundai with 178.269 (+12.9%).

Behind, Renault with 137.062 units (+0.3%), Toyota with 108.492 (+15.1%), Volkswagen with 106.056 (+18.5%), Skoda with 81.459 (+30.7%), Nissan with 80.925 (+6.5%), Gaz with 60.677 (+3.5%) and in 10th place Ford with 53.234 (+5.7%).

Mitsubishi is booming advancing in 11th place with sales up 86.6%.

At model level, the 2018 best-selling model is the Lada Vesta with 108.364 (+40.2%), followed by Lada Granta with 106.325 (+13.5%) and Kia Rio with 100.148 (+3.6%).

The top 100 models sales updates is available here

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required. Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2025. AutoData 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.  See details within Russia Corner Store

Rank 2018Rank 2017 Sales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018Share 2018
11Lada360.204311.58815,6%20,2%
22Kia227.584181.94725,1%12,7%
33Hyundai178.269157.85812,9%10,0%
44Renault137.062136.6860,3%7,7%
55Toyota108.49294.23815,1%6,1%
66Volkswagen106.05689.46918,5%5,9%
78Skoda81.45962.30230,7%4,6%
87Nissan80.92576.0006,5%4,5%
99GAZ60.67758.6173,5%3,4%
1010Ford53.23450.3605,7%3,0%
1117Mitsubishi45.39124.32586,6%2,5%
1211UAZ41.25241.632-0,9%2,3%
1312Mercedes37.78836.8082,7%2,1%
1414BMW35.61930.01818,7%2,0%
1515Mazda31.68325.91022,3%1,8%
1613Chevrolet30.02132.071-6,4%1,7%
1718Lexus24.31223.6932,6%1,4%
1816Datsun20.55924.510-16,1%1,2%
1920Audi16.21616.878-3,9%0,9%
2019Lifan15.09716.964-11,0%0,8%
2122Land Rover9.8408.88310,8%0,6%
2224Subaru8.0326.08032,1%0,4%
2323Volvo7.7727.01110,9%0,4%
2426Suzuki6.0165.00120,3%0,3%
2525Chery5.6115.905-5,0%0,3%
2628Peugeot5.5144.93111,8%0,3%
2721Ravon5.18415.078-65,6%0,3%
2829Porsche5.1184.57811,8%0,3%
2931Honda5.1132.435110,0%0,3%
3027Infiniti4.6544.972-6,4%0,3%
3130Citroen3.7104.377-15,2%0,2%
3233Geely3.3522.23450,0%0,2%
3335Haval3.2131.89469,6%0,2%
3440Zotye3.1751.088191,8%0,2%
3534Jaguar2.5372.17316,8%0,1%
3636Mini2.3301.58047,5%0,1%
3741Genesis1.8311.03177,6%0,1%
3839Jeep1.7731.27439,2%0,1%
3937Changan1.5101.4117,0%0,1%
4043Dongfeng1.44591358,3%0,1%
4145FAW1.417553156,2%0,1%
4238Cadillac1.1761.365-13,8%0,1%
4332Fiat1.1352.323-51,1%0,1%
4444Isuzu80973110,7%0,0%
4542Smart689934-26,2%0,0%
4647Iveco54746916,6%0,0%
4746Foton362534-32,2%0,0%
4848Brilliance171219-21,9%0,0%
4950Hawtai1449354,8%0,0%
5049SsangYong14212315,4%0,0%

Rank 2018Rank 2017 Sales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018Share 2018
11Renault Nissan Alliance648.795578.08112,2%36,1%
22Hyundai-Kia407.684340.83619,6%22,7%
33Volkswagen Group208.849173.22720,6%11,6%
44Toyota Group132.804117.93112,6%7,4%
55GAZ Group60.67758.6173,5%3,4%
66Ford Group53.23450.3605,7%3,0%
78UAZ41.25241.632-0,9%2,3%
89Mercedes Daimler38.47737.7421,9%2,1%
910BMW37.94931.59820,1%2,1%
107General Motors36.38148.514-25,0%2,0%

Rank 2018Rank 2017ModelSales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018
13Lada Vesta108.36477.29140,2%
22Lada Granta106.32593.68613,5%
31Kia Rio100.14896.6893,6%
45Hyundai Creta67.58855.30522,2%
54Hyundai Solaris65.58168.614-4,4%
67Volkswagen Polo59.45048.59522,3%
76GAZ Gazelle47.66052.825-9,8%
89Lada Largus44.07233.60131,2%
98Renault Duster41.40943.828-5,5%
1016Skoda Rapid35.08929.44519,2%
1110Lada XRay34.80733.3194,5%
1218Toyota Camry33.70028.19919,5%
1319Volkswagen Tiguan33.53027.66621,2%
1417Lada 4x432.94929.09113,3%
1520Kia Sportage32.66724.61132,7%
1615Renault Sandero31.55930.2104,5%
1711Toyota RAV431.15532.931-5,4%
1814Renault Logan30.28530.640-1,2%
1913Renault Kaptur30.04230.966-3,0%
2012Chevrolet Niva29.23531.212-6,3%
2121Skoda Octavia25.02622.64810,5%
2228Mitsubishi Outlander24.51116.82845,7%
2323Nissan Qashqai23.19220.22314,7%
2438Hyundai Tucson23.02012.01191,7%
2522Nissan X-Trail22.87820.62610,9%

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