In the first two summer months of this year, the number of cars imported privately from abroad to Russia has increased dramatically. This figure has increased by 1.5 times compared to the end of 2021. Moreover, cars imported from Germany and Japan dominate. Such statistics is given by one of the largest aggregators of automobile sales Auto.ru.
In June and July the number of used cars ads posted at this service has increased by three times compared to the beginning of last year. Tangible growth in sales was observed at the end of 2020, then was recorded at the end of 2021.
This year, Russians are actively bringing in German and Japanese cars. "By the end of July, they took up almost two-thirds of all "import" listings on Avto.ru. Before the beginning of this year, they accounted for no more than half of the total number of offers. The third most common are Korean cars," the aggregator reports.
Most of the imported foreign cars are aged 3 - 5 years. According to the study, the most popular among the compatriots are: Toyota Camry, BMW 3-series, Mazda 6, Ford Mustang, BMW 5-series, as well as BMW x5, VW Passat, BMW x3, VW Jetta and Kia Optima.