Russia April. Auto industry kept momentum

Russian Autos Market Kia-Sportage-2016

Russian Autos Market kept momentum in April with sales up 17.7% consolidating the robust recovery in place. Lada led with over 20% of market share ahead of Kia and Hyundai. Subaru, Mitsubishi and Renault the fastest growing, so far.

Russian economy appears to have gained some momentum in recent months after a soft end to 2017. The manufacturing and services PMIs rose in April and retail sales accelerated in March. Moreover, the Ural oil price hit the highest level since October 2014 in April, boding well for the energy sector. Outside of the domestic economy, however, the economic environment has become more uncertain in recent weeks following an escalation in tensions with the United States. Sanctions levied on several high-profile Russian businessmen and their companies sparked volatility in Russian financial markets and caused the ruble to plunge in April. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see GDP expanding 1.9% in 2018, unchanged from last month’s forecast. In 2019, growth is seen broadly stable at 1.8%.

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%).

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car+LCV2.929.2572.777.2222.491.3761.602.3311.425.7911.595.5941.772.569

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car+LCV10,7%-5,2%-10,3%-35,7%-11,0%11,9%11,1%

The 2018 is almost positive, when compared with the previous year, as the recovery of the market is in place. Indeed, in sales have been in January 102.464 (+34.5%), in February 133.177 (+24.9%) and in March 157.279 (+14.1%) with Q1 figures at 392.920 (+21.8%). In April sales have been 152.425 (+17.7%) with Year to Date figures at 545.345 (+20.7%).

At brand-wise, the domestic maker controlled by Renault, Lada (Autovaz), sold year to date 109.826 vehicles (+25.1%) with 20.1% of market share, followed by Kia with 71.792 sales (+34.7%) and Hyundai with 54.861 (+24.7%).

Behind, Renault with 45.149 units (+19.8%), Volkswagen with 32.319 (+19.2%), Toyota with 29.361 (+9.0%), Nissan with 23.704 (+5.2%), Skoda with 23.222 (+28.6%), Ford with 17.659 (+31.5%) an in 10th place Gaz with 17.065 (+10.0%).

At model wise, the leader is the Kia Rio, with 33.893 (+12.8%) ahead of the Lada Vesta with 32.119 sales (+49.9%) and the former leader the Lada Granta with 28.004 (+7.2%).

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11Lada109.82630.71225,1%16,6%20,1%20,1%
22Kia71.79219.59134,7%22,4%13,2%12,9%
33Hyundai54.86115.86824,7%16,1%10,1%10,4%
44Renault45.14911.95419,8%3,3%8,3%7,8%
55Volkswagen32.3199.62519,2%21,9%5,9%6,3%
66Toyota29.3618.7749,0%24,4%5,4%5,8%
77Nissan23.7045.6205,2%13,7%4,3%3,7%
88Skoda23.2226.33128,6%17,8%4,3%4,2%
910Ford17.6594.89131,5%20,8%3,2%3,2%
109GAZ17.0655.36710,0%12,2%3,1%3,5%
1111Mercedes14.0453.9495,5%5,8%2,6%2,6%
1217Mitsubishi13.2633.031140,1%138,7%2,4%2,0%
1314BMW10.9373.00716,1%15,0%2,0%2,0%
1412UAZ10.7833.342-16,9%6,1%2,0%2,2%
1513Chevrolet9.8383.0875,6%7,9%1,8%2,0%
1615Mazda9.1023.14930,0%78,4%1,7%2,1%
1718Lexus7.4032.4387,4%28,0%1,4%1,6%
1816Datsun6.365834-15,5%-13,9%1,2%0,5%
1920Audi4.8131.515-8,2%-7,1%0,9%1,0%
2021Ravon4.67657687,9%-32,9%0,9%0,4%
2119Lifan4.6221.2901,4%3,1%0,8%0,8%
2222Land Rover2.890721-0,2%-7,2%0,5%0,5%
2324Subaru2.28264345,9%26,6%0,4%0,4%
2428Peugeot1.93353532,6%54,6%0,4%0,4%
2525Chery1.89759726,5%30,9%0,3%0,4%
2623Volvo1.533596-7,8%16,9%0,3%0,4%
2727Infiniti1.498324-19,3%-14,7%0,3%0,2%
2831Honda1.437490253,1%942,6%0,3%0,3%
2930Citroen1.3923478,9%23,0%0,3%0,2%
3026Suzuki1.3725246,4%66,9%0,3%0,3%
3129Porsche1.185471-2,1%4,7%0,2%0,3%
3234Jaguar739187-11,2%-8,8%0,1%0,1%
3340Zotye737208204,5%128,6%0,1%0,1%
3435Haval70321136,8%63,6%0,1%0,1%
3536Mini67019056,5%46,2%0,1%0,1%
3633Geely597218-14,5%16,0%0,1%0,1%
3732Fiat501176-24,8%1,1%0,1%0,1%
3843Dongfeng43098133,7%151,3%0,1%0,1%
3939Jeep422138-18,8%-4,2%0,1%0,1%
4037Changan421143-18,4%-27,4%0,1%0,1%
4145FAW416151201,4%118,8%0,1%0,1%
4241Genesis34613743,0%211,4%0,1%0,1%
4338Cadillac305123-31,5%11,8%0,1%0,1%
4442Smart2148046,6%73,9%0,0%0,1%
4544Isuzu2118410,5%64,7%0,0%0,1%
4647Iveco12821
4746Foton12140
4849SsangYong692
4948Brilliance5515
5053Chrysler24
51Hawtai124

Rank 2018Rank 2017GroupSales 2018Sales AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11Renault Nissan Alliance199.80552.47522,6%15,4%36,6%34,4%
22Hyundai-Kia126.99935.59630,2%19,8%23,3%23,4%
33Volkswagen Group61.53917.94219,2%16,9%11,3%11,8%
44Toyota M.C.36.76411.2128,7%25,2%6,7%7,4%
56Ford M.C.17.6594.89131,5%20,8%3,2%3,2%
65GAZ Group17.0655.36710,0%12,2%3,1%3,5%
77General Motors14.8193.78621,0%-1,1%2,7%2,5%
88Mercedes Benz14.2594.0295,9%6,7%2,6%2,6%
910BMW11.6073.19717,8%16,5%2,1%2,1%
109UAZ10.7833.342-16,9%6,1%2,0%2,2%

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sals AprY.O.Y. 2018Y.O.Y. April
11Kia Rio33.8938.52312,8%-4,7%
23Lada Vesta32.1197.78649,9%25,5%
32Lada Granta28.0047.4477,2%-11,5%
45Hyundai Creta21.6975.93336,2%29,5%
54Hyundai Solaris20.9906.5207,9%-4,0%
67Volkswagen Polo16.4404.88227,8%20,0%
78Renault Duster13.7733.50310,8%-8,5%
89Lada Largus13.3654.11670,4%66,6%
96GAZ Gazelle11.4983.850-24,2%1,6%
1010Lada XRay11.0954.30913,2%39,6%
1116Skoda Rapid10.9492.92624,1%12,9%
1220Kia Sportage10.6863.09640,4%25,4%
1319Volkswagen Tiguan10.2292.92139,5%27,9%
1417Lada 4×410.2203.14526,0%54,2%
1513Renault Kaptur10.0962.43716,6%-8,0%
1614Renault Logan10.0802.96020,6%17,0%
1715Renault Sandero9.8942.65720,2%3,7%
1812Chevrolet Niva9.6803.0341,6%-22,6%
1911Toyota RAV48.9302.284-3,8%5,9%
2018Toyota Camry8.0802.059-1,7%28,0%
2121Skoda Octavia7.6202.2418,3%3,1%
2228Mitsubishi Outlander7.4321.90548,5%63,7%
2334Nissan Terrano6.9321.809107,5%116,6%
2431Kia Cee’d6.8071.84848,8%34,2%
2522Nissan X-Trail6.7751.520-3,8%6,0%

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