Kazakhstan October 2016: Toyota now #1 YTD, UAZ Bukhanka up to #4

UAZ 452 Kazakhstan October 2016. Picture courtesy carrental.mnUAZ Bukhanka 

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Thanks to our partnership with autoconsulting.kz, we can share with you today October data for Kazakhstan, down another steep 47% year-on-year to 3.996 registrations while September 2015 was already down 60% over 2014. The year-to-date tally now stands at 36.601, a 57% retraction on the same period in 2015 which was down 37% on 2014. Standing out from the crowd once again is Toyota with a stunning 138% increase – even more so in the currently depressed context – to an imposing 21% share, this score enabling the Japanese manufacturer to take the YTD brands lead at 18.4% share (+10%) vs. 18% (-71%) for perennial leader Lada. Among the rare carmakers in positive, Lexus is up 13-fold to #8 and newcomers Ravon (#12), Lifan (#16) and JAC (#17) climb up the charts. The Toyota Camry holds onto the top spot in the models ranking with 8.1% share ahead of the GAZ Gazelle (7.4%) and Lada Granta (5.8%) while the UAZ Bukhanka jumps 9 spots on September to #4 overall. Notice also the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 up to #7 vs. #12 YTD and #27 in 2015, the Lexus LX up to #14 and the Ravon Nexia R3 up 11 ranks on last month to #16.

Previous month: Kazakhstan September 2016: Toyota Camry takes YTD lead

One year ago: Kazakhstan October 2015: GAZ Gazelle and Renault Duster on top

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Kazakhstan September 2016: Toyota Camry takes YTD lead

Toyota Camry Kazakhstan September 2016The Toyota Camry is now #1 year-to-date in Kazakhstan. 

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Thanks to autoconsulting.kz, we can share with you September data for Kazakhstan, a market that continues to freefall with deliveries down to just 3.357 units, a 60% drop over September 2015 which was itself down 42% on September 2014. The year-to-date tally amounts to a meagre 32.582 units, down 58% on the same period in 2015. Toyota cements its newfound leadership of the market with a stunning 857 sales and 25.5% share, up a whopping 161% year-on-year. It now threatens Lada year-to-date at 5.902 units (+3%) vs. 6.087 (-71%) for the Russian manufacturer, also down an abysmal 71% in September to just 393 sales and 11.7% share. Hyundai (-55%), Kia (-65%), Renault (-76%) and GAZ (-78%) follow in the same order as August. Lexus defies the laws of gravity in Kazakhstan with a 11-fold year-on-year increase to 137 sales and 4.1% share in 8th place over.., Ford gains 132%, BMW is up 35% and Mercedes is up 11-fold also. New brand Ravon, replacing UZ-Daewoo, shoots up 13 spots on last month to #14 with 1.4% share thanks to the arrival of the R3 (aka Nexia) directly at #27 in the models ranking.

ravon-nexia-r3-kazakhstan-september-2016Ravon Nexia R3

A models ranking witnessing a historical shift this month: thanks to a third consecutive stint in pole position with a gargantuan 10.7% market share, the Toyota Camry takes the year-to-date lead at 2.258 units (+42%) vs 2.237 (-55%) for the Lada Priora down to a paltry 35th place this month. The Lada Granta has become the brand’s best-seller in Kazakhstan in recent months, ranking #2 in September while the Vesta (1 sale) hasn’t taken off (yet?). Other great performers include the GAZ Gazelle at #3, Toyota Land Cruiser 200 at #4, Lexus RX at #16, Ford Transit at #18 and Nissan Terrano at #22.

Previous month: Kazakhstan August 2016: Toyota above Lada, Camry leads

One year ago: Kazakhstan September 2015: GAZ Gazelle triumphs

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Kazakhstan August 2016: Toyota above Lada, Camry leads

Toyota Camry Kazakhstan August 2016

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Thanks to autoconsulting.kz, we can share with you August data for Kazakhstan, a market that continues to struggle with sales down 44% to 3.800 on a month of August 2015 that was already freefalling 54%. Year-to-date, Kazakh sales amount to 29.199 units, a 58% implosion on the same period a year ago. Toyota brilliantly takes the lead of the brands ranking in August thanks to sales surging 70% to 781 for a 20.6% share, overtaking traditional leader Lada down 45% to 683 and 18%. Hyundai (-61%), Kia (-43%), Renault (-71%) and GAZ (-63%) follow but all skid down, while Kamaz (+47%), Lexus (+200%), JAC (#13), BMW (+169%) and Peugeot (163%) are among the rare manufacturers managing a year-on-year increase. The replacement brand for UZ-Daewoo, Ravon, makes its first appearance in the ranking at #27 with 10 units of the R2 (aka Chevrolet Spark) sold this month in Kazakhstan. The Toyota Camry is the best-selling nameplate in the country for the 2nd month running thanks to 329 sales, it distances the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) at 293 and the Lada Granta at 217. The Kia Rio is up 4 spots on July to #4, the GAZ Gazelle down 1 to #5, the Toyota RAV4 up 14 to #8, Toyota Land Cruiser 200 up 32 to #9 and the UAZ Bukhanka up 9 to #10. Notice also the Hyundai Santa Fe at #12 vs. #28 year-to-date and the Lexus LX at #22 vs. #30.

Previous month: Kazakhstan July 2016: Toyota Camry outpaces Ladas to snap #1 spot

One year ago: Kazakhstan August 2015: Hyundai Accent, GAZ Gazelle and Kia Rio above all Ladas

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Kazakhstan July 2016: Toyota Camry outpaces Ladas to snap #1 spot

Toyota Camry Kazakhstan July 2016The Toyota Camry is the best-selling vehicle in Kazakhstan in July. 

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Thanks to autoconsulting.kz, we can now share with you July data for Kazakhstan, a market engulfed in recession with sales down 61% year-on-year this month to just 3.393 units. Keeping in mind July 2015 was already down 46% on the prior year, the 2016 year-to-date tally now stands at 25.399, down 59% on the same period last year. Russian carmaker Lada exactly follows the market at -61% to 20.7% share, whereas Toyota doubles its market share compared to a year ago to 16.1% thanks to deliveries down “just” 21%. Below, Hyundai (-72%), Kia (-71%) and Renault (-70%) implode. Heavy truck manufacturer Kamaz (+15%) is the only brand gaining ground in the Top 10. In the models ranking, the Toyota Camry frankly outpaces all Ladas to take the lead of the charts thanks to 361 sales and 10.6% share, ahead of the Lada Granta (206) and the valiant Lada 4×4 (200). The GAZ Gazelle, Lada Priora, Hyundai Elantra and Accent follow.

Previous post: Kazakhstan First Half 2016: Toyota and Renault catch up on Lada

One year ago: Kazakhstan July 2015: Hyundai Accent at 10% share in market down 46%

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Kazakhstan First Half 2016: Toyota and Renault catch up on Lada

Renault Duster Kazakhstan June 2016. Picture courtesy zr.ruRenault manages a 10.8% share with just 3 cars: the Duster, Sandero and Logan.

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Thanks to autoconsulting.kz, we can share with you today sales data for Kazakhstan over the First Half of 2016. The Kazakh market continues its freefall in 2016 with volumes retracting by more than half at -59% year-on-year to just 21.870 units. Russian carmaker Lada remains the most popular brand in the country despite sales down 74% to 4.309 and 19.7% share vs. 31.4% a year ago. Toyota is catching up though, seeing its market share jump from 8% over H1 2015 to 17% now thanks to sales down just 13% to 3.719. Renault (-39%) also improves its market share significantly from 6.9% to 10.8%.

Toyota Camry Kazakhstan June 2016. Picture courtesy zr.ruThe Toyota Camry shoots up to #2 overall in Kazakhstan over H1 2016. 

On the opposite, Hyundai and Kia, both down 76% lose 5 and 6 percentage points of market share respectively. Other great gainers include Nissan, Lexus, JAC, Mazda and MG. Newcomers Datsun (#22) and Lifan (#32) have not chosen the best of times to enter the Kazakh market. Despite being at the end of its life, the Lada Priora takes the lead of Kazakh models ranking with sales down 47% to 9% share, distancing the Toyota Camry down 3% and up 10 spots on a year ago to #2 and the Renault Duster down 36% but up 5 ranks to #3. The Lada 4×4 (-30%), VW Polo (-38%), Renault Sandero (-10%) and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (-10%) also gain market share in the Top 10.

Previous post: Kazakhstan March 2016: Lada implodes (-80%) in market down 58%

One year ago: Kazakhstan June 2015: Hyundai Accent best-seller above Lada Granta

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Kazakhstan March 2016: Lada implodes (-80%) in market down 58%

Lada Priora Kazakhstan March 2016Even though Lada sales are down 80%, the Priora is back to #1 in Kazakhstan.

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After a two month-hiatus, Kazakhstan is back on BSCB and the market has changed drastically since our last update, sinking further into recession. March sales are down an abysmal 57% year-on-year to just 3.573 sales, pulling the First Quarter volume down 58% to 10.564 units. It would appear the crisis hitting Russia and Ukraine is spreading across the car market of the ex-USSR countries. As is often the case (notably in Ukraine), significantly reduced volumes trigger a complete reshuffle of the brands order. Lada implodes at -80% over the first three months of 2016 and owes its first place to a slightly better March volume (791). Toyota led the way both in January and February and ranks #2 so far in 2016 with 1.821 sales and 17.2% share (-15%) vs. 1.848 and 17.5% (-80%) for Lada. The Russian carmaker held 36.8% of the Kazakh market only a year ago.

Renault Duster Kazakhstan March 2016. Picture courtesy of Illva Davidovich idphoto.kzThe Renault Duster ranks #2 in Kazakhstan so far this year. 

Mimicking its performance in Ukraine, French carmaker Renault manages to improve by 17% so far this year, earning an excellent third spot with 1.546 sales and 14.6% share. Among passenger car brands, only Peugeot (+160%), MG (+150%), Mazda (+18%) and Suzuki (+23%) also manage to gain ground in a devastating market, with Datsun (#21), JAC (#27) and Lifan (#29) choosing the wrong time to enter the Kazakh market. Despite losing almost all its steam in the brands ranking, Lada manages to place the Priora in the models pole position so far in 2016 – a title it lost in 2015 to the Hyundai Accent – with 902 sales and 8.5% share (49% of Lada sales so far in Kazakhstan) and a whopping 15% share in March. It is followed this month by the Renault Sandero (5.9%) and Duster (5.8%) with the GAZ Gazelle and Hyundai Accent rounding up the Top 5. Leader at end-February, the Toyota Camry slumps to #5 due to a poor 10th place in March.

Previous post: Kazakhstan Full Year 2015: Hyundai Accent ends Lada Priora reign

One year ago: Kazakhstan March 2015: Lada Largus now #3 year-to-date

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Kazakhstan Full Year 2015: Hyundai Accent ends Lada Priora reign

Hyundai Accent Kazakhstan 2015. Picture courtesy kcdn.kzThe Hyundai Accent is the best-selling model in Kazakhstan in 2015. 

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The economic recession in neighbouring Russia has triggered a massive influx of grey near-new imports into Kazakhstan and the crumbling apart of the local new car market, down 40% in 2015 to just 97.399 units. Adding an estimated 60.000 grey imports shows a relatively stable market otherwise. Lada remains by far the market leader over the full year at 25.2% and despite sales down 46%, but fell well below 20% towards the end of the year when it was under intense pressure from UZ-Daewoo and Renault. Keeping the pole position in 2016 may prove much harder than expected for Lada.

Lada Granta Kazakhstan 2015. Picture courtesy motorpage.ruThe Granta becomes the best-selling Lada in Kazakhstan this year.

Hyundai (-21%) improves its market share by 3 percentage points over a year ago to 11.5% in 2nd place, overtaking sister brand Kia (-47%) at 9.6%. Renault is up 4% and goes from 5% in 2014 to 8.7% of the market in 2015, landing in 4th position. Notice also Volkswagen up 11%, Geely down just 11% to improve to #12 and 2% share, Ford up 8%, MG up 21%, Audi up 23% and Mazda up 49%. Chinese carmaker JAC at #36 but #12 in December, and Datsun – launched in December when it sold 38 units – make their first appearance in the Kazakh brands ranking.

VW Polo Kazakhstan 2015. Picture courtesy of zr.ruVW Polo sales are up 7% year-on-year in Kazakhstan: it ranked #1 in December. 

In the models ranking, the Hyundai Accent manages to end four consecutive years of Lada reign by dropping ‘just’ 27% to 7.396 sales and edging past the Lada Granta (-39% to 7.285) by end-November. Leader from 2011 to 2014, the Lada Priora falls 61% to third place while the Largus (-15%) makes it three Ladas in the Top 4 and the Kalina (#9) and 4×4 (#10) make it five in the Top 10. The GAZ Gazelle gains one percentage point of market share thanks to sales down only 24% at #6 while the Renault Duster (-20%) and VW Polo (+7%) do even better just below. The Renault Sandero (+28%) is up 11 ranks to #12, the Hyundai Elantra (+22%) up 9 to #13 and the Renault Logan (+26%) up 10 to #14.

Previous month: Kazakhstan November 2015: Hyundai Accent now #1 year-to-date

Previous year: Kazakhstan Full Year 2014: Lada Granta catches up on Priora

Two years ago: Kazakhstan Full Year 2013: Lada Priora tops world’s fastest growing market

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Kazakhstan November 2015: Hyundai Accent now #1 year-to-date

Hyundai Accent Kazakhstan June 2015. Picture courtesy kolesa.kzThe Hyundai Accent edges past all Ladas to rank #1 YTD in Kazakhstan.

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No sign of improvement for the Kazakh market, on the contrary: new car sales are down 54% year-on-year in November to 6.261 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 40% to just 90.971 deliveries. The reasons behind this market collapse are multiple, among which the depressed economy in neighbouring Russia and a new flow of grey market imports from Russia that has had a nefarious impact on the health of the Kazakh market. In the brands ranking, logically Lada is among the worse hit by the crisis – as their dealer network has been hit full-frontal by grey imports from Russia. The Russian carmaker is still the #1 brand in Kazakhstan, but at only 14.7% share it is under intense pressure from Uz-Daewoo (14.3%) with Renault also strong at 12.3%. For reference, one year ago in November 2014 Lada held 27.8% of the Kazakh market, Uz-Daewoo 6.6% and Renault 5%.

UZ Daewoo Gentra Kazakhstan November 2015. Picture courtesy uzdaewoo.kzThe Daewoo Gentra is the best-selling nameplate in Kazakhstan in November.

Model-wise, the main event this month is the historical accession to the year-to-date pole position of the Hyundai Accent thanks to 400 sales and 6.4% share this month, lifting the nameplate to 7.119 units and 7.8% vs. a very weak 196 and 3.1% (#12) for the Lada Granta adding up to just 6.959 sales after 11 months. In fact, the best-selling Lada in Kazakhstan this month is the Priora at a paltry 9th place. Uz-Daewoo manages a first-ever one-two with the Gentra at #1 (6.7%) and the Nexia at #2 (6.4%). Notice also the Renault Sandero up to #4 and the Toyota Hilux up to #15.

Previous month: Kazakhstan October 2015: GAZ Gazelle and Renault Duster on top

One year ago: Kazakhstan November 2014: Kia Rio and Uz-Daewoo Nexia shine

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Kazakhstan October 2015: GAZ Gazelle and Renault Duster on top

Renault Duster Kazakhstan October 2015. Picture courtesy zr.ruRenault Duster – Russian model pictured. Picture zr.ru

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The Kazakh new car market is falling into a bottomless pit, down an abysmal 49% year-on-year in October to 7.545 registrations which pulls the year-to-date total down 37% to 84.689 units. Lada is once again in great difficulty at just 16.9% market share vs. 27.9% a year ago, while on the opposite Renault improves vastly from #9 and 3.9% in October 2014 to #2 and 12.9% this month. Similarly, Chevrolet goes from #6 and 6.2% a year ago to #3 and 9.2% this month and Volkswagen jumps from #12 and 2.7% to #6 and 7.4%. UZ-Daewoo (8.8%) follows while Hyundai (7.6%), Kia (7.2%) and Toyota (4.7%) all lose significant market share.

Lada Priora Kazakhstan October 2015. Picture courtesy of vse.kzThe Priora is the only Lada inside the Kazkah Top 10 in October.

The GAZ Gazelle and Renault Duster are a tie for the title of best-selling nameplate in Kazakhstan in October with 478 sales and 6.3% share each, distancing the VW Polo very strong at 5.9% share vs. 3.5% year-to-date. The Lada Priora and Hyundai Accent are knocked down to #4 and #5 respectively, with the Accent now just 44 units below the Lada Granta in the 2015 rankings. A Korean pole position in the Kazakh model sales charts seems like a done – and historical – deal. The UZ-Daewoo Nexia (#6) and Gentra (#7) leap into the Top 10 as do the Renault Logan (#9) and Sandero (#10), while all Ladas except the Priora are kept outside the Top 10.

Previous month: Kazakhstan September 2015: GAZ Gazelle triumphs

One year ago: Kazakhstan October 2014: Grey Russian imports trigger 13% loss

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Kazakhstan September 2015: GAZ Gazelle triumphs

GAZ Gazelle Kazakhstan Septmber 2015. Picture courtesy zr.ruGAZ Gazelle

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The Kazakh new car market is still freefalling at -42% year-on-year in September to just 8.417 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 37% to 77.498 deliveries. Once again, Russian manufacturer Lada is particularly weak at 15.9% market share vs. 27.4% year-to-date while Renault at 10.3% vs. 7.6% and GAZ at 10% vs. 5% are particularly strong, knocking Koreans Hyundai (8.5%) and Kia (8.4%) to 4th and 5th place respectively. Volkswagen posts a fantastic 7.9% market share, almost double its year-to-date level of 4%, Chevrolet does even better at 7.8% vs. 3.4% and UZ-Daewoo is at 6.2% vs. 3.3% while Skoda is at 4.6% vs. 2.4%. Reversely, Toyota only holds 3.9% of the Kazakh market this month vs. 7.4% year-to-date. A brands ranking turned upside down indeed.

Hyundai Accent Kazakhstan September 2015. Picture courtesy kolesa.kzCould the Hyundai Accent edge past the Lada Granta to end 2015 at #1?

Over in the models ranking, the reshuffle is also very visible, with the GAZ Gazelle taking the lead for the first time since BSCB started following the Kazakh market monthly a couple of years ago. It sells 785 units for an outstanding 9.3% market share – exactly double its year-to-date level, distancing the Lada Priora suddenly back up to 2nd place at 7.7%, the Hyundai Accent at 6.2% and the VW Polo at 6.1%. The Year-to-date leader, the Lada Granta, is down to a hellish 12th place and now seriously threatened for the FY2015 throne by the Hyundai Accent at 6.560 deliveries so far vs. 6.329. The Chevrolet Cobalt perks up at #14 vs. #33 year-to-date, as do the Peugeot 301 at #19 vs. #52 and the Chevrolet Aveo at #21 vs. #50.

Previous month: Kazakhstan August 2015: Hyundai Accent, GAZ Gazelle and Kia Rio above all Ladas

One year ago: Kazakhstan September 2014: Chevrolet Cobalt in progress

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