In 2016 Ukraine imported almost 122,954 motor vehicles, totaling more than $1.9 billion. This is reported by UkrAutoprom (Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association) on its website.
In contrast to the previous year, Ukraine’s car imports increased by one third in 2016, while foreign currency expenses for their purchase rose by 74%.
Most imports consisted of light motor vehicles (87,776 vehicles worth $1.442 billion) and were delivered from Germany (20%), Japan (13%), France (7%), the United States (7%) and Romania (6%).
Despite the liberalization of conditions for used car imports, their share dropped from 35% in 2015 to 25% in 2016. In general, Ukraine imported 22.3 thousand used cars. 91% of them were imported from the European Union at an average customs value of $7.8 thousand per vehicle.
Meanwhile, new car imports increased by 72% to 65.5 thousand vehicles valued at $1.266 billion. Most new car imports were delivered from Japan (11,236 vehicles), Germany (6,883 vehicles), the United States (5,699 vehicles), Romania (5,422 vehicles) and Slovakia (4,572 vehicles). (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)