Historical info spanning the past five decades is now available for Ukraine on BSCB! For the 1970–1991 period, the data is for USSR which Ukraine belonged to then, and Lada models reigned supreme. Between 1992 and 2005 I do not have any models information at all about the Ukrainian new car market so if you do, please ensure you get in touch! From 2006 onwards, data starts to trickle down to become full-blown all-models data from 2011 on. In the past 8 years, local carmaker ZAZ which now assembles Daewoos and Cherys in the country has monopolised the Top spot 7 times: the Lanos was #1 for 6 consecutive years from 2006 to 2011 and the Sens (a Lanos twin) took the highest honours in 2013. The Skoda Octavia is the only import to have managed to top the sales charts: in 2012.
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With the Crimean crisis still not resolved, the Ukrainian new car market falls deeper into recession: down a very depressing 70% year-on-year in April to just 7,765 registrations. That’s an annualised rate of less than 100,000 sales, to be compared to 623,253 sales in 2008 and a low of 162,291 in 2009 in the midst of the global financial crisis. For now the 2014 year-to-date figure is down 32% on 2013 to 45,781 units. Geely is clearly the winner in this gloomy environment, reclaiming the top spot it holds year-to-date thanks to 964 sales and 12.4% share, adding up to 5,990 and 13.1% so far in 2014.
This month two additional carmakers hold 10% of the Ukrainian market or more: Toyota is up to 2nd place with 913 sales and 11.8% and ZAZ at #3 with 775 units and 10%, down ‘only’ 44% year-on-year. In total and including ZAZ, only 7 brands in the Top 30 lose less than half their sales year-on-year: Bogdan down 11% to #11, Daewoo down 3% to #14, BMW down 48% to #19, Lexus down 32% to #22, Lifan down 17% to #25 and Great Wall down 34% to #27. That’s right: no brand in the Top 30 gained ground year-on-year in April. Depressing times indeed. On the other end of the scale, Citroen drops 89%, Hyundai is at -86%, Kia and Volkswagen at -85%, Chevrolet at -84% and Mitsubishi at -83%.
One year ago: Ukraine April 2013: Hyundai Accent and VW Polo on top
Full April 2013 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.
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The Crimea situation has had a clear impact on new car sales in Ukraine: down a horrendous 51% year-on-year in March to just 10,938 registrations which brings the First Quarter total to 38,016 units, down 14% on 2013. If ZAZ reclaims the brands top spot this month for just 12 units at 1,441 sales and 13.2% share, Geely is still by far the most popular carmaker in the country in the year-to-date ranking with 5,026 sales vs. 3,381 after selling more than double any other manufacturer in February (2,094 units). Toyota is back up 3 spots on last month to #3, Hyundai ranks 4th but is down 77% year-on-year and Volkswagen rounds up the Top 5 at -64%. Notice also Bodgan up 127% (!) to #9, Daewoo up 56% to #13 and Subaru up 42% to #16.
Full March 2014 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.
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New car sales in Ukraine are down 10% year-on-year in 2013 to 213,322 registrations, and I can now share with you a models ranking for the Full Year 2013. For the first time ever, the ZAZ Sens is the most popular vehicle at home thanks to sales up 4% to 7,096 and 3.3% share. Note its twin the ZAZ Lanos was leader from 2006 to 2011 but only ranks #6 this year. In fact, it seems there is a curse associated with topping the annual sales charts in Ukraine: the Skoda Octavia, #1 in 2012, is down a harsh 57% to #12 this year… The Hyundai Accent is up one spot on 2012 but down 20% to #2 with 5,573 units and 2.6% share. But the biggest surprise comes in third position…
The Geely CK is up a fantastic 6 spots to climb onto the podium in 2013 thanks to sales up 2% to 5,069 units and 2.4% share. Already #1 in July and December 2012, the CK reiterates this feat in January this year. But wait there’s more Geely great news: the Emgrand 7 is up a huge 70% on 2012 to land inside the annual Top 10 at #9 with 4,192 sales and 2%, peaking at #2 in September and #3 in both November and December. This means both the CK and Emgrand 7 are now posing themselves as serious candidates for the 2014 overall top spot. Add to this the Geely MK-2/Cross up 116% and 43 spots to #23 and the Geely MK up 4 ranks to #24 and you have a truly outstanding year in Ukraine for Geely, now #3 manufacturer in the country.
In other news, the ZAZ Vida – a badge-engineered previous generation Chevrolet Aveo – is up 129% to #4 with 4,923 sales for its first full year in market, the Renault Logan remains 5th but delivered an excellent 2nd place both in November and December, the Bogdan 110 (aka Lada 110) is up a massive 196% and 40 ranks on 2012 to slip inside the Top 10 at #10 and the Skoda Rapid lands directly at #11 with 3,674 sales, already the brand’s best-seller in the country just above the Octavia. Further down, notice the Ford Focus up 47% to #15, the Toyota RAV4 up 83% to #18 and the SsangYong Korando up 34% to #25.
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One year ago: Ukraine Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine
December Top 10 and Full Year 2013 Top 479 All-models Ranking Tables below.
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The Ukrainian market is down 1% year-on-year in January to 11,874 registrations. The big event is the pole position of Chinese manufacturer Geely in the brands ranking thanks to sales up 33% on January 2013 to 1,503 units, potentially making Ukraine the only country in the world (including China!) where a Chinese carmaker tops the sales charts! Geely is followed this month by Toyota up a whopping 97% to 1,352 sales, local carmaker ZAZ up 19% to 920 units and Ford up 58% to 914 sales. Traditional leader Hyundai is down a harsh 43% on January 2013 to rank 7th this month, while Renault (+39%), Peugeot (+69%) and Mazda (+174%) all shine. Finally, notice Chinese MG breaking into the Top 30 this month at #26 with sales up 150% year-on-year.
One year ago: Ukraine January 2013: Geely CK in the lead once again!
Full January 2014 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.
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New car sales in Ukraine are down 10% year-on-year in 2013 to 213,322 registrations, and for now I can only share with you a Top 30 ranking by brands, hopefully models will follow shortly. If the best-selling carmaker in the country, Hyundai, remains unchanged compared to 2012 in spite of sales down a harsh 21% to 18,001 and 8.4% share, the rest of the ranking is completely reshuffled in 2013, with two very big surprises. Firstly, neighbour Lada completely crumbles down, losing more than half its sales year-on-year (-54%) and going from #2 and 8.3% share in 2012 to #11 and 4.3% in 2013…
Secondly, Chinese manufacturer Geely shoots up 7 spots to land at a world-best third place thanks to sales up 36% to 16,436 and 7.7% share, even ranked #1 brand a few times in 2013! An exceptional performance indeed for the only Chinese brand in the Top 20, the next two being Chery (#25) and BYD (#27). In other news, thanks to sales declining less than the market (-3%), local carmaker ZAZ is up one spot to #2 and 8.3% share, Toyota is down 2% but up two ranks to #4, while Kia (-18%), Volkswagen (-19%), Skoda (-12%), Nissan (-10%) and Renault (-17%) all lose significant ground. Finally, notice Peugeot (+28%), Citroen (+29%), Bogdan (+86%) and Mazda (+54%) in great shape.
Previous post: Ukraine November 2013: Renault Logan up to #2
Previous year: Ukraine Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine
Full Year 2013 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.
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New car sales in Ukraine are down a harsh 17% year-on-year in November to 16,282 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 190,542 units, now down 1% on 2012. The locally-produced ZAZ Sens remains in the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 581 sales and 3.6% but the best performer this month is the Renault Logan, decidedly in shape in November after leading the overall ranking last year, with the new generation pushing the model up to #2 with 558 units and 3.4%. Another outstanding performer is the Geely Emgrand 7, back up 4 spots on October to #3 with 524 sales and 3.2% after ranking #2 in September. The Emgrand 7 now ranks #10 year-to-date, making it two Geely in the 2013 Top 10 along with the CK in third place.
The Toyota Prius is up to #5 with 383 sales and 2.4%, however this corresponds to 87% of its year-to-date sales and in the absence of a new model and any history of hybrid ‘taste’ in the Ukrainian car market I suspect this is the typo from the manufacturer. I will confirm this next month. The Kia Sportage for its part is back up to #6 with 2.2% share vs. #13 and 1.5% year-to-date, the Toyota Corolla remains inside the Top 10 at #10, the Geely MK-2/Cross is up a further two spots to #14 vs. #24 so far in 2013, the Peugeot Boxer is up 36 to #16 vs. #124, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado up 42 to #20 vs. #48 and the Renault Dokker up a further 6 to #28 vs. #101.
Previous month: Ukraine October 2013: ZAZ Vida up to #2, Skoda Rapid on podium
One year ago: Ukraine November 2012: Renault Logan takes the lead
Full November 2013 Top 200 models Ranking Table below.
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New car sales in Ukraine are down a painful 22% year-on-year to just 16,640 registrations, reducing the year-to-date gain to 1% on 2012 at 174,260 units. The ZAZ Sens reinforces its year-to-date leadership by holding the top spot again this month thanks to 572 sales and 3.4% and local manufacturer ZAZ manages a 1-2 in October, with the Vida – a badge-engineered previous generation Chevrolet Aveo produced locally – up to a best-ever 2nd place at 479 units and 2.9%. The Skoda Rapid also shines only two units below, up 8 spots on last month to #3, its 2nd best-ever ranking in the country.
The Lanos makes it 3 ZAZ inside the Top 5 this month, while the Renault Logan, boosted by the new model, is up a mammoth 41 spots to #6 and the Geely Emgrand EC7 down 5 to a still magnificent 7th place, its 2nd best-ever ranking here. The new generation brings the Toyota Corolla back inside the Top 10 for the first time in at least 2 years, the Renault Sandero is up 46 ranks to #15, the SsangYong Korando up 25 to #17 and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport up 48 to #25.
The Chinese offensive in Ukraine is getting stronger and stronger: the Geely MK2/Cross up to #16 makes it 3 Geelys inside the Top 16, the BYD F3 is up one to #44, the Geely Emgrand X7 up 51 to #66 and Lifan X60 up 82 to #101. JAC launches no less than 3 models this month: the J5 at #106 with 36 sales, the J2 at #171 with 17 units and the J6 at #192 with 12 sales.
Previous month: Ukraine September 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 up to #2!
One year ago: Ukraine October 2012: Lada Samara and ZAZ Sens strong
Full October 2013 Top 210 models Ranking Table below.
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As always the month of September is pretty weak in Ukraine at just 14,379 registrations, down 27% year-on-year and bringing the year-to-date total to 157,620 units, now up just 4% on 2012. While the ZAZ Sens logically reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date at 593 sales and 4.1% adding up to 5,195 and 3.3% so far in 2013, it’s the next two steps of the podium that are a surprise: the Geely Emgrand EC7 is up 11 spots on August to lodge an extravagant all-time high 2nd place thanks to 435 units and 3% share, and is followed by the Geely CK up 5 to #3 with 389 sales and 2.7% share, earning it a third position in the year-to-date ranking also, just below the Hyundai Accent…
The good news keep coming for Chinese manufacturers in Ukraine: the Geely MK2/Cross is up 11 ranks to #18, the Geely MK is up 3 to #31, BYD F3 up 18 to #45, Geely LC/Cross up 86 to #79, MG 350 up 37 to #90, FAW Besturn B50 up 10 to break into the Ukrainian Top 100 for the first time at #94, BYD S6 up 30 to #97 and Chery QQ up 31 to #98. In fact, the Great Wall Voleex C30, down 3 spots to #100, is the only Chinese model in the Top 100 not to gain ground this month! Notice also the Chery Tiggo up 34 to #105, Chery E5 up 53 to #108 and the MG3 Cross up 3 to #179.
Previous month: Ukraine August 2013: Bogdan 110 and Renault Logan shine
Full September 2013 Top 200 Ranking Table below.
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New car sales in Ukraine are up a whopping 42% year-on-year in August to 27,850 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 143,421 units, up 9% on 2012. Big surprise atop the models ranking: after delivering an outstanding 2nd spot last month, the Bogdan 110, a locally produced Lada 110 obsolete in the rest of the world, is by far the most popular vehicle in the country thanks to 1,124 sales and 4% share, over one percentage share above all the other models in the market! The 110 is now #9 year-to-date at 2,910 units and 2%. The ZAZ Sens, leader in July and year-to-date, is down to #2 this month with 774 sales and 2.8%, followed by the VW Polo (2.5%) and ZAZ Lanos (2.2%).
The other great performer in Ukraine this month is the Renault Logan, boosted by the new generation of the model, up one further spot on July to #5 at 611 units and 2.2%, just above the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus and Geely CK. Notice also the Toyota Corolla up a massive 24 spots to #11, the Skoda Fabia up 6 to #15, Honda CR-V at #20 vs. #37 year-to-date, the SsangYong Korando up 5 to #22, Peugeot 301 at #26 vs. #46 year-to-date, VW Touareg up 4 to #28, Ford B-Max up 12 to #67, Renault Lodgy breaking into the Ukrainian Top 100 for the first time at #93 and the Renault Dokker making its first appearance in the ranking at #177.
Ukraine is arguably the European country where Chinese manufacturers have had the most success to date. This month confirms this trend, with the Geely Emgrand EC7 stable at an excellent 13th place with 2% share, the Geely Emgrand X7 up 63 ranks to #80, FAW Besturn B50 up 27 to #104, Great Wall Haval M4 up 8 to #115, the MG 5 landing at #147 and the MG 3 Cross at #182.
Previous month: Ukraine July 2013: ZAZ Sens now leader year-to-date
Full August 2013 Top 240 Ranking Table below.