Chinese carmakers log strong sales in Russia in July

Article by Anita Panait, on August 27, 2013

Chinese carmakers continue to post solid sales in Russia despite the overall weakness in the country's car and light-truck market. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group posted a 61-surge year-on-year in sales in Russia in July to 2,773 vehicles, according to the Moscow-based Association of European Businesses. Geely also posted an 81-percent year-on-year hike in sales in Russia to 14,474 units in the first seven months of this year.

With those figures, Geely is undisputedly the top-selling Chinese automaker in Russia.  Another Chinese carmaker, Chongqing Lifan Industry Group logged a 37-percent year-on-year gain in sales in Russia to 2,603 units in July, and a 24-percent year-on-year increase in sales in the first seven months of 2013 to 14,083 units.

Great Wall Motor Co. reported a 48-percent jump in sales in Russia to 1,708 vehicles in July and a 72-percent year-on-year climb to 12,122 units in the first seven months of the year. Chery Automobile Co. racked an 8-percent surge in Russian sales to 1,853 vehicles in July, and 12-percent to climb 11,525 units in the first seven months of 2013. On the other hand, overall light vehicle sales in Russia dropped 8-percent year-on-year in July to 234,569 units and a 6-percent dive 1,567,892 units in the first seven months of 2013.

Topics: china, russia, sales

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