Where most used cars are registered: rating of regions of Ukraine
From January to August 2021, Ukrainians bought 584.5 thousand used cars in the domestic market. Another 311.2 thousand cars with mileage were brought from abroad. Experts from the Institute of Car Market Research analyzed in which areas the most vehicles were bought in 2021, determined their market share and made a rating.
The analytics is based on the statistics of registration operations of service centers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the current Ukrainian legislation, you can get the service in any SC, regardless of the place of registration of the buyer. A person who buys a car, for example, in Kyiv, but lives in Lviv, can easily register a car in the capital. At the same time, until March 2021, the car was assigned a region code according to the place of registration of the new owner (ie, in Kyiv it was possible to obtain the "Lviv" region code "VS"). Today, the region code is determined by the place of the transaction. Therefore, buying a car in Kiev, you will receive the capitalʼs "KA" letters in the license plate, regardless of the registered place of residence.
Thus, these statistics will show the activity in the regions by the number of official registrations in the Service Centers. After all, they could buy a car in another region and vice versa — they could register the car in the region where they bought it. This is often the case with "freshly imported" used cars from abroad.
The largest resale of used cars from January to August 2021 was registered in Kyiv: 80.7 thousand units, which is 13.8% of the total number of purchase and sale agreements concluded in Ukraine during this period.
In second place — Dnipropetrovsk region (53.1 thousand units) with a share of 9.1%. The third place is occupied by Kyiv region (51.4 thousand units) and a share of 8.8%. Interestingly, in total, Kyiv and Kyiv region account for almost a quarter (22.6%) of registered resale transactions with mileage.
The lowest car sales were registered in Luhansk (8.3 thousand units, share 1.4%), Volyn region (8.9 thousand units, 1.5% share) and Kirovohrad region (11.3 thousand units, share) 1.9%) areas.
Comparing the shares of oblasts among domestic resale of cars during January-August 2021 with the same period last 2020, the largest increase took place in Kyiv (from 13% to 13.8%) and Zaporizhia (from 3.5% to 4.2 %) and Lviv (from 5.4% to 5.7%) regions. The largest declines occurred in Rivne (from 3% to 2.2%), Khmelnytsky (from 3.5% to 3.1%) and Volyn (from 1.9% to 1.5%) regions.
IMPORT OF USED CARS
The most used cars from abroad from January to August 2021 were also registered in Kyiv. During this period, 32,000 imported passenger cars with mileage received Ukrainian license plates in the capital. This is 10.3% of the total number of imported used cars from abroad in the first eight months of 2021.
In second place — Lviv region (29 thousand units), which is 9.3% of the total number of registered imported cars with mileage. On the third step was the Kyiv region (25 thousand units) with a share of 8%. In total, the city of Kyiv and Kyiv region account for 18.3% of registrations of imported cars with mileage.
The lowest number of first registrations of cars with mileage was recorded in Luhansk (1.5 thousand units, a share of 0.5%), Kirovohrad (3.5 thousand units, a share of 1.1%) and Kherson (4 thousand units, share 1.3%) areas.
Comparing the shares of oblasts among the first registrations of used cars from abroad during January-August 2021 with the same period of the last 2020, the largest growth took place in Zakarpattia (from 2.7% to 3.8%), Chernivtsi (from 2.1%) up to 3.1%) and Zaporizhia (from 1.9% to 2.4%) oblasts. The largest declines occurred in Zhytomyr (from 4% to 3.1%), Lviv (from 10.1% to 9.3%) and Volyn (from 5.1% to 4.3%) oblasts.
Read the analysis of the real demand for cars in the regions in the following publications of the Institute of Automotive Research.