In 2012, Russia increased its exports of cars by 77%


Russian Foreign sales of passenger cars in 2012 increased by 77.4 percent to 113,000 units. This was reported in statistics on the website of the Federal Customs Service (FCS). In 2011, exports of cars totaled 63.7 thousand units.

In value terms, exports in 2012 amounted to 988.8 million dollars, which is almost 2.5 times more than the year before. The main volume of foreign sales have fallen to the CIS countries — in the region were sold 108.5 thousand cars in the amount of 950.1 million dollars. In foreign countries exported 4.5 thousand vehicles to 38.7 million.

Despite the sharp rise in exports, its volumes are not comparable to the import of foreign cars in Russia. In 2012, imports of passenger cars rose by 9.4 percent to 1.076 million units. Vehicles purchased for the sum of 20.2 billion dollars, higher than last year's figure of 8.7 percent.

The CIS has been bought 109,000 vehicles in the amount of 791 million dollars. Imports from non-CIS countries amounted to 967,200 vehicles in the amount of 19.4 billion dollars.

Overall, in 2012, Russia has sold 2.935 million vehicles, up 11 percent from a year earlier. This was in mid-January, the chairman of the Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) Joerg Schreiber (Joerg Schreiber). Thus, the record was broken in 2008 — 2.918 million vehicles.

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