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The bus market decreased by 40%, but stabilized in the summer. Results 2022

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Bus sales are the smallest segment on the Ukrainian car market. Every month, Ukrainians buy only a few hundred of these vehicles. Despite the fact that in 2022 the market volume decreased by almost 40%, activity in bus sales recovered and stabilized at the beginning of summer. Experts of the Auto Market Research Institute determined in which areas buses are most often bought and the top 25 models in the domestic market, among "freshly driven" and new ones.

Bus market dynamics

In December, Ukrainians bought 609 new and used carsbuses This is −38.8% less than in December 2021 and 10.3% more than in November 2022.

In total, during 2022, Ukrainians purchased 6,000 buses. This is 40.9% less than in 2021.

The majority of buses ( 71.1%, 4.3 thousand) in 2022 were purchased on the domestic market. Another 18.4% (1.1 thousand) were brought used from abroad. Only 10.5% (634) of the buses were bought new. Of this number, the majority (475 units) were manufactured or converted by Ukrainian enterprises.

Dynamics of bus sales in Ukraine, December 2021 — December 2022

Interestingly, the bus market recovered and stabilized back in June: since then, Ukrainians have been buying about 600 vehicles of this category every month.

In which regions are the most bought buses

In 2022, the most new and used trucks were registered in the Kyiv region (647 units), which accounted for 10.7% of the total number. Another 519 vehicles of this category ( 8.6% ) were registered in the Lviv region.

The third place in the rating was taken by the city of Kyiv (502 units, 8.3%). On the fourth step was the Odesa region (484 units, 8%), and Dnipropetrovsk region (482 units, 8%) closes the top five.

The number of bus sales in the regions of Ukraine, 2022
  1. Kyivska — 647 pcs.
  2. Lvivska — 519 pcs.
  3. city of Kyiv — 503 pcs.
  4. Odesa — 484 pcs.
  5. Dnipropetrovsk — 482 pcs.
  6. Khmelnytska — 339 pcs.
  7. Volynska — 332 pcs.
  8. Ternopilsk — 252 pcs.
  9. Ivano-Frankivsk — 237 pcs.
  10. Rivne — 232 pcs.
  11. Zakarpattia — 223 pcs.
  12. Vinnytsia — 209 pcs.
  13. Chernivtsi — 193 pcs.
  14. Poltava — 188 pcs.
  15. Cherkasy — 187 pcs.
  16. Zaporizhzhia — 181 pcs.
  17. Mykolaivska — 166 pcs.
  18. Kharkiv — 133 pcs.
  19. Zhytomyrska — 128 pcs.
  20. Chernihivska — 109 pcs.
  21. Kirovohradsk — 96 pcs.
  22. Sumy — 93 pcs.
  23. Luhansk — 47 pcs.
  24. Donetska — 32 pcs.
  25. Khersonska — 30 pcs.

TOP of the most popular buses in the domestic market

The most popular bus on the domestic market in 2022 was the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (970 units). Most of these vehicles were converted from trucks.

Mercedes-Benz T1/T2 family buses (626 units) took second place. These models have not been produced since the mid-90s, and most of them also left the factory in trucks.

On the third step is one of the most popular buses of Ukrainian production — BAZ A079 "Etalon" (412 units).

The fourth position was taken by another popular Ukrainian bus — Bohdan/Ataman A-092 (280 units).

Rounding out the top five is the Iveco Daily (209 units).

The most popular bus models on the domestic market in 2022
  1. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — 970 pcs.
  2. Mercedes-Benz T1/T2 — 626 pcs.
  3. BAZ A079 "Etalon" — 412 pcs.
  4. Bohdan/Ataman A-092 — 280 pcs.
  5. Iveco Daily (Turbo/Power) — 209 pcs.
  6. Volkswagen LT — 208 pcs.
  7. Volkswagen Crafter — 126 pcs.
  8. PAZ 3205 — 98 pcs.
  9. Ruta 25 — 98 pcs.
  10. Ford Transit — 71 pcs.
  11. GAZ 3221 "Gazelle" — 66 pcs.
  12. Ruta 20 — 60 pcs.
  13. BAZ 2215 — 59 pcs.
  14. Bohdan A091 — 49 pcs.
  15. PAZ 4234 — 47 pcs.
  16. Mercedes-Benz Vario — 40 pcs.
  17. Renault Master — 39 pcs.
  18. Van Hool T9 — 38 pcs.
  19. Ruta 22 — 27 pcs.
  20. Neoplan Cityliner — 24 pcs.
  21. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo — 19 pcs.
  22. Volvo B7 — 19 pcs.
  23. Ruta 19 — 17 pcs.
  24. Setra 300-Series — 17 pcs.
  25. Fiat Ducato — 16 pcs.

Among the 25 most popular trucks in 2022, 8 units are made in Ukraine; 3 — products of the Soviet-Russian automobile industry. In general, small and medium class buses are the most popular.

The average age of buses in the domestic market is 18.6 years.

TOP imported used buses

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (251 units) became the leader of "freshly driven" buses according to the results of 2022. The tourist Van Hool T9 was in second place (107 units), and the Setra 400-Series (50 units) was in third place.

Fourth place was taken by Mercedes-Benz Tourismo (40 units), and fifth place by Volkswagen Crafter (39 units).

The most popular models of used imported buses in 2022
  1. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — 251 pcs.
  2. Van Hool T9 — 107 pcs.
  3. Setra 400-Series — 50 pcs.
  4. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo — 40 pcs.
  5. Volkswagen Crafter — 39 pcs.
  6. Ford Transit — 34 pcs.
  7. VDL Ambassador — 33 pcs.
  8. Renault Master — 29 pcs.
  9. Mercedes-Benz Citaro — 27 pcs.
  10. Volvo B7 — 24 pcs.
  11. MAN Lionʼs Coach — 22 pcs.
  12. MAN Lionʼs City — 20 pcs.
  13. Neoplan Cityliner — 20 pcs.
  14. Van Hool Astromega — 20 pcs.
  15. Van Hool TX — 20 pcs.
  16. Scania K-Series — 19 pcs.
  17. Mercedes-Benz Vario — 17 pcs.
  18. Bova Futura — 16 pcs.
  19. Iveco Daily (Turbo/Power) — 16 pcs.
  20. Plaxton Elite — 16 pcs.
  21. Scania OmniExpress — 13 pcs.
  22. Mercedes-Benz T1/T2 — 10 pcs.
  23. Solaris Urbino — 10 pcs.
  24. BOVA Magiq — 8 pcs.
  25. VDL Citea — 8 pcs.

The average age of imported used buses in 2022 was 12.3 years.

TOP new buses

The Ukrainian Bohdan/Ataman A-093 (139 units) took the first place among new buses in 2022. In second place was another model of the Ukrainian brand — BAZ A081 "Etalon" (114 units), and in third place — Bohdan/Ataman A-092 (81 units), also manufactured in Ukraine.

Ford Transit (46 units) and the product of the Zaporizhzhia Automobile Plant ZAZ A08 (39 units) also entered the top five.

The most popular new buses in 2022
  1. Bohdan/Ataman A-093 — 139 pcs.
  2. BAZ A081 "Etalon" — 114 pcs.
  3. Bohdan/Ataman A-092 — 81 pcs.
  4. Ford Transit — 46 pcs.
  5. ZAZ A08 — 39 pcs.
  6. Hyundai H350 — 37 pcs.
  7. Otokar NAVIGO T — 25 pcs.
  8. Ford Transit (special) — 24 pcs.
  9. PAZ 4234 — 21 pcs.
  10. Bohdan A224 — 15 pcs.
  11. Isuzu NPR 75 (special) — 11 pcs.
  12. Toyota Hi Ace — 10 pcs.
  13. Hyundai H350 (special) — 8 pcs.
  14. Güleryüz Ecoline — 7 pcs.
  15. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — 7 pcs.

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