New car market in Russia: May, 2021 figures are released

New car market in Russia: May, 2021 figures are released

According to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC), sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia increased by 133,8% in May 2021 compared to the same month of the preceding year. In the fifth month of the current year, 258,378 units were sold; 84,345 units more than in May 2020.

”YTD May 2021 is 38,7% higher than previous year period, including the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown effect in 2020. The same situation we will observe in June, but we will see more realistic YoY monthly comparison from July on. During the summer months, we will also see the effect of limited supply driven by the worldwide shortage of electronic components. Therefore, we expect lower new vehicle sales of most of the brands compared to the currently high customer demand. With the state support of the customers and manufacturers we may hope for the positive completion of the year,” Thomas Staertzel, Chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee commented.

Top 10 brands in May, 2021:
Lada: 38,284 units
Kia: 18,818 units
Hyundai: 16,261 units
Renault: 12,482 units
Škoda: 9,561 units
Volkswagen: 9,115 units
Toyota: 7,349 units
GAZ*: 4,381 units
Nissan: 3,827 units
Haval: 3,167 units

*LCV sales are included into total brand's sales.

Detailed press release is available on the AEBRus website.

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According to a recent report by AEB there were 147,378 new passenger cars and LCVs sold in Russia in May 2021