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The most since the time of zero customs clearance: imports of used cars increased in August

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Experts of the Institute of Car Market Research analyzed the statistics of registration operations in August 2023 and determined what is happening with the sales of used cars.

In August, Ukrainians purchased 115,900 used cars. This is 23.2% more than in the same period last year 2022, and 14.4% more than in July 2023.

Dynamics of used car imports and domestic resales, August 2022 — August 2023

Most cars with mileage were purchased on the domestic market : 81.4% of the total number of used car sales (94.3 thousand).

The share of imported cars with mileage from abroad amounted to 18.6% (21.6 thousand), which turned out to be another record for 2023: the last time this figure was higher was in December 2022. Quantitatively, the result turned out to be the largest since the cancellation of the so-called zero customs clearance — that is, from June 2022.

Internal resales

On the domestic market in August, Ukrainians concluded 94,300 sales and purchase agreements for used cars. This is 26.2% more than in August 2022, and 13.9% more than in July 2023.

The largest number of registration transactions on the domestic market was recorded in the city of Kyiv : 13.9 thousand. Together with the Kyiv region, which took third place in the rating with 10.2 thousand registrations, they make up 21.1% of the total number of used cars sold domestically during August.

Dnipropetrovsk (2nd place, 10.5 thousand), Lviv (4th place, 8.9 thousand) and Odesa (5th place, 8.4 thousand) regions are also traditionally included in the top 5 most active regions in terms of domestic resale of used cars .

Agreements concluded for the sale of used cars on the domestic car market by region, August 2023

The smallest number of agreements was concluded in the regions whose territories are temporarily occupied or where active hostilities are taking place: Kherson (397 agreements), Luhansk (700 agreements) and Donetsk (1,373 agreements) regions. Chernihivska (2.3 thousand deals) and Volynska (2.5 thousand) were also among the regions with the lowest number of used car sales.region

Import of used cars

In August 2023, 21.6 thousand used cars were brought from abroad. This indicator is 11.3% more than in August 2022, and 16.8% more than in July 2023.

The first registrations of imported cars with mileage by region, August 2023

Like last month, the most actively registered used cars from abroad were in Lviv region (2.7 thousand units), Kyiv (2.1 thousand units) and Kyiv region (1.6 thousand units).

Vinnytsia (1.4 thousand) and Rivne (1.3 thousand) regions were also among the most active regions in May.

Kherson (35), Donetsk (96), Luhansk (152), Mykolaiv (259) and Zaporizhia (270) regions registered the fewest "freshly driven" cars.

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