Car Market Of Kazakhstan Fell By 12% In The First Half Of The Year
Sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Kazakhstan for 6 months of 2017 were 18,858 units, which is less by 11.8% than the result of a year ago. This was reported to the analytical agency “AUTOSTAT” by the press service of the Union of Enterprises of the Automotive Industry of Kazakhstan “KazAvtoProm”. At the same time, the republican market began its recovery, as in June it showed an increase of 12.6% to 4,176 cars.
The leader in the Kazakhstan car market in the first half of the year was Japanese Toyota, which sold 3,949 cars. The second place is occupied by the Russian LADA, the result of which was 3398 cars. The third position was taken by Ravon – Uzbek brand cars selected 1293 buyers. French Renault is behind with a quite little lost (1291 units). The top-five of leaders is closed by the Korean KIA (1,171 units).
In the rating of passenger cars the leader is the Toyota Camry business sedan (1475 units). It is followed by an off-road car LADA 4×4 (1253 units) and a crossover Toyota RAV4 (789 units). TOP-5 models is closed by LADA Granta (778 units) and Ravon Nexia (763 units).
According to Oleg Alferov, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Enterprises of the Automotive Industry of Kazakhstan “KazAvtoProm”, the transition to the recovery of the industry became possible due to a significant expansion of the line of Kazakhstan car plants, stabilization of the macroeconomic background and painful adaptation to the new currency reality. “In the second half of the year, an additional factor in the market recovery will be the launch of the second phase of the disposal program, held in June. Thanks to it, owners of obsolete equipment will be able to buy local production vehicles with an impressive discount,” – he stressed.