According to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC), in June 2017, sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia increased by 15% compared with June 2016 or by 18,405 sold units, and amounted to 141,084 cars.
This year in January—June period 718,529 cars were sold. Among the top ten bestselling models so far, all models are locally produced.
Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of the AEB AMC commented: “Russian car market sales continue to recover at a robust pace. Growth rates of 15% in the month of June, and 12% in the second quarter almost make us forget the slow start into the year. Cumulative sales in the period from January to June exceed last year’s result by 6%, very close to our initial forecast for the full year 2017 which we are maintaining for the time being”.