12 Apr 2024 18:02

Demand for new buses in Ukraine down by 17% in March - Ukravtoprom

MOSCOW. April 12 (Interfax) - The initial registrations of new buses, including minibuses, in Ukraine in March 2024 decreased by 17%, or by 16 vehicles, year-on-year, reaching 78, Ukrainian media outlets said, citing the statistics released by the Ukravtoprom association.

At the same time, the demand for buses decreased by 27.8%, or by 30 vehicles, compared to February this year.

According to the statistics, Ukraine's Ataman remained the leader on the market with 21 buses registered compared to 37 in March 2023. Etalon buses took the second place, with their registrations rising to 30 buses compared to seven in March 2023. However, their sales dropped by a third compared to this February.

Ford took third place, like a year earlier, with 19 buses (two less).

Volkswagen with ten vehicles was fourth compared to zero registrations in March 2023, and Fiat with three vehicles was fifth.

Turkish buses Temsa were not registered in March while only one was registered a year ago. As reported, this brand planned to bolster its positions substantially in Ukraine.

Therefore, in January-March 2024, the initial registrations of buses in Ukraine dropped 27.6% year-on-year to 305 vehicles.

The share of new buses on the market in Ukraine reached 53% in March, and with used buses, the bus fleet, including minibuses, reached 146, 18% less year-on-year and 19% less compared to February this year.

The three leaders in the used vehicle segment are Mercedez-Benz with 22, Volvo with 11 and Van Hool with nine.

In 2023, the total initial registrations of new buses of all types in Ukraine reached 1,701, up by 86% from 2022.