The sales of the used cars has increased by a factor of 6.9
According to the Internet sales leader www.auto1.ua during the first quarter of 2007 the sales of the used cars via the Ukrainian Internet has increased by a factor of 6.9.
There was the growth of offers for the used cars of all brands, except Seat and the Chinese cars, for the whole first quarter of 2007. The VAZ, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Opel and VW were the most offered car brands. The least offered were such brands as Chrysler, Citroen, Lexus, Seat, Subaru and the Chinese cars.
The number of offers of the used cars of the Classes C, E, F as well as Minibuses demonstrated stable growth with the Class E being well ahead compared to the other classes, while the growth rate of the Class F was the smallest one.
The number of offers for the Off-Road cars and Minivans has been falling for the whole first quarter, but the slowdown in this market sector was significantly compensated in February-March by the increase in sales of the low price minicars of Class A, such as Daewoo Matiz, Hyundai Getz, Mitsubishi Colt, Nissan Micra, Peugeot 206, Toyota Yaris and the like. The demand for the goods wagons of a small class (Renault Kangoo, Fiat Scudo, VW Caddy and so forth) noticeably increased in the beginning of 2007. This entailed the offer increase for the used cars of the given class and additional import of these used cars from abroad (from Germany in particular).
Despite the traditional Ukrainian long celebration in January and weak purchasing activity as a result, the above picture displays general tendency in the Ukrainian Automotive Internet Market of the used cars.
Automotive industry journalist