By 2018, the Ukrainians have bought 78,4 thousand new cars, spending 1.93 billion euros. This is 1.4% less than in 2017.
According to AUTO-Consulting, dealers earned more than 60 billion UAH. (at current exchange rates), and the average price sold in our country the car was 24.7 million euros (about 780 thousand UAH.). It’s only 1% more than the average cost of new car in 2017.
The decline of financial capacity is related with the decline of sales in the premium segment – it showed -8,5% in monetary terms. Ukrainian rich people have spent on car € 60 million lower than a year earlier – 619 million instead of 677 million euros. The remaining segments grew.
The middle class in the medium-price segment (Volume) spent 1.1 billion euros, which is 2.5% more than last years results. The budget segment has remained virtually unchanged, showing an increase of 1%.
Two-thirds of all savings of the Ukrainians spent on the purchase of SUVs and crossovers. And it is 1.3 billion euros. Growth was only 1%. Buyers of Toyota’s new clothes spent more than € 300 million. Also included in the TOP Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.
Remarkably, 35% of all money to buy new cars was spent in Kiev. In second place in Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk region. Also in the top five included the Odessa and Lviv regions.