NEW CAR SALES UP 25,9% IN 2021

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• TOP-3 Chevrolet, Hyundai, Toyota 
2021 went down in world history as one of the most difficult years for all areas, including the automotive market. 

According to Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business (AKAB), sales of new cars in Kazakhstan in 2021 amounted to 117 590 units and increased by 25,9% compared to 2020 sales (93 units). 

​​​​​​​Despite the car shortage situation due to the pandemic, global supply restrictions, serious shortages of electronic components and logistics difficulties, the Kazakh market performed well.

New players enter the Kazakhstan car market

In 2021, new imported brands Haval and Chery entered the market, which confirms the interest in Kazakhstan of world brands and the prospects of the Kazakhstani car market. In 2021, the positions in the ranking of the best-selling cars have also changed. At the end of the year on the first line Chevrolet — 29 112 cars (+ 190,3 %to last year's results). Dealers Hyundai have implemented 22 736 cars (+ 27,3 %). Closes the top three Toyota, Japanese brand dealers sold 13 847 cars (+ 32,6 %). Cars Kia on the fourth line - 9 707 cars (+ 61,7 %). Lada after a reboot, it starts to win back positions (9 358 units; -46,4%). In the top ten also increased their presence Volkswagen (4 units; +095%), Nissan (3 units; +938%)Renault (3 units; +624%)JAC (2 units; +739%) и Lexus (1 units; +758%).

Top 5 models in 2021:

1.Chevrolet Cobalt - 14 605 units
2.Chevrolet Nexia - 10 809 units
3. Hyundai Accent - 9 063 units
4. Toyota Camry - 5 599 units
5. Kia Rio - 5017 units

Two out of three cars sold in Kazakhstan were produced in Kazakhstan

In 2021, the production of Kazakhstani cars amounted to 92 839 units, which is 20% higher than in 2020 (77 431 units). 

dealers sold 73 178 domestic passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, which is 9,5% more than in 2020 (66 805 units). The share of domestic production in sales of new cars by official dealers amounted to 62,2%in 2021 year.

Export of Kazakhstani cars increased

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Export deliveries of Kazakhstani cars increased by 49% at the end of 2021 and amounted to 12 103 units, compared to 2020 (8 units) to the Russian Federation, Uzbekistan, Belarus and others.

Premium segment in Kazakhstan in 2021 

Lexus with result 1 (+758%) cars continues to lead in the TOP-10 sales among premium brands, but the best dynamics of sales growth is demonstrated by BMW 1 220 units (+ 77,8 %). Dealers Infiniti have implemented 460 cars (+ 96,6 %). Next on the list: Mercedes-Benz (392 units; +95%)Land Rover (216 units; -12,6%)Cadillac (170 units; +53,2%)Porsche (154 units; +32,8%)Audi (110 units; +35,8%)Volvo (54 units; +8%)Mini (28 units, +180%)Jaguar (17 units; -51%) и Genesis (2 units).

In total, according to AKAB, in 2021, sales of premium cars in car dealerships increased by 48% (4 581 units against 3 095 units in 2020).

According to forecasts of AKAB analysts, the trend to increase sales will continue. The main prerequisites for sales growth are the increase in domestic production, the entry of new brands into the market, financing programs offered by importers and the domestic program of concessional lending.

Date: 21.01.2022