The volume of sales of new cars in the Republic of Kazakhstan according to the results of 4 months from the beginning of the year is 34800 units. It is 28,84% less than in January-April of 2014 year (48922 units). However, in comparison with the last month the official market has increased by 11,92%, with the volume of sales of 9392 new cars.
In April automobile market of Kazakhstan began to recover. National auto production is recovering of its positions. The share of cars of national production among all official sales amounted to 12% compared to 10% in March.
The sales of cars of national production have shown a quantitative decrease by 62,28% in comparison with a similar period of the previous year (3842 units compared to 10185 units). However, in comparison with the previous month has occurred sales growth by 30,3% (1161 units in April compared to 891 units in March of 2015 year).
The quantity of new imported cars at the official market has also increased in comparison with the previous month by 9,73% in numerical terms (8231 units compared to 7501 units in March). In annual comparison the decrease in quantity of imported new cars amounted to 20,1% (30958 units compared to 38737 units year-on-year).
Russia traditionally is at the first place with market share of 71,5%. At the second place is Kazakhstan with market share of 12%. At the third place are cars produced in Japan with market share of 6,6%. Subsequent to them there are cars produced in Uzbekistan, Daewoo in particular, with market share of 3%. The sales of Geely cars that are manufactured in Belarus continue to keep positive rate of growth from the beginning of current year and amount to 1,7% of official market. The quantity of new imported cars from Turkey has decreased by 28,16% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. In April British cars showed the sales of 52 units. In annual comparison the cars show the quantitative decrease by 59, 89% and loss of 3,2% of market share of new cars.
Hyundai Elantra car was the most saleable among passenger cars in April. Its result for April is 197 units compared to 127 units in March of the current year.
Among the of-roaders of domestic production the sales growth in comparison to the previous month show such cars as Toyota Fortuner, Kia Sportage Hyundai Tucson, SsangYong Kyron, SsangYong Nomad and others.
Growth in sector of commercial vehicles has occurred due to the sales growth of Iveco Tipper cars and Iveco minibuses in April.
In the estimation of Association of Kazakhstani automobile business (AKAB) at the official market in monetary terms from the beginning of current year have been sold the cars in the amount of 754,9 million USD. In January-April of 2014 year this sum was 1123,8 million USD. Thus, the decrease by 32,82% could be observed.
National manufacturers account for 93,7 million USD, this is 61,27% less than over the same period of the previous year. Imported cars were sold to the amount of 661,2 million USD. The decrease in monetary terms accounts for 25,02% compared to January-April of 2014 year. In previous year this figure was 881,8 million USD.
Almaty is still a leader of official sales of new cars. At the second place is the capital of our country. It amounts to 14,17% of sold cars. Subsequent to them there are the cities of the West Kazakhstan – Atyrau with 9,59% and Aktau with 7,10% of market share. Ust-Kamenogorsk is the last among five leaders. This city accounts for 5,96% of official sales share.