12 Mar 2024 09:24

Demand for new buses in Ukraine rises 23% in Feb - Ukravtoprom

MOSCOW. March 12 (Interfax) - Initial registrations of new buses (including minibuses) in Ukraine increased 22.7% in February 2024 year-on-year to 108, Ukrainian media reported, citing statistics from Ukravtoprom.

At the same time, the demand for buses fell 9.2%, or by 11 vehicles, compared to January this year.

Ukraine's Ataman with 40 buses registered led the market, while it ranked second with 22 buses in February last year, the statement said. Etalon buses, the last February leader, took the second place, with their registrations falling by 14 to 30 buses.

The third position, like a year earlier, is held by Citroen with 10 buses (one more), the fourth place was again taken by Volkswagen with nine vehicles (five more).

Ford closes the top five with eight buses registered against three a year earlier. In February last year, the top five was closed by Ukraine's ZAZ, but these buses were not registered in February this year.

At the same time, only one Turkish bus Temsa was registered in February against 13 in January this year. As reported, this brand plans to bolster its positions substantially in Ukraine, including in the segment of school buses.

Hence, in January-February 2024, the initial registrations of buses in Ukraine dropped 30.6% year-on-year to 227 vehicles.

In 2023, the total initial registrations of new buses of all types in Ukraine amounted to 1,701, up 86% year-on-year.