Trucks weighing more than 3.5 tons: which models does the business choose?
In general, in October 2021 on the secondary market Ukrainians bought 2,429 pieces. trucks with a total weight of more than 3.5 tons (excluding tractors). Of these, 87.8% (2,132 units) were domestic resales, 12.2% (297 units) were brought from abroad.
Compared to the previous month (September 2021), the total market volume decreased by 10%. The shares of domestic resales and imported vehicles have hardly changed.
Compared to October 2020, the total market volume decreased by 9%. The share of imports in the market structure decreased from 14.2% to 12.2%.
The most popular models in the domestic market
In October, most trucks in the domestic market were purchased by individuals (82%, 1,751 units).
The most popular body type among trucks in the domestic market in October 2021 was a dump truck (612 units), as well as a van (468 units) and an on-board car (271 units).
The first place in the top 10 most popular models of trucks with mileage in October was taken by Mercedes-Benz models, time-tested: families T1 and T2 (a total of 125 units). Both were discontinued in 1995.
In second place — KAMAZ 5320 (87 pcs.), Third place went to KAMAZ 5511 (80 pcs.).
In total, 5 out of 10 items are products of Russian and/or Soviet plants.
- Mercedes-Benz T1/T2 — 125
- KamAZ 5320 — 87
- KamAZ 5511 — 80
- Mercedes-Benz Atego — 72
- GAZ 3507 — 63
- MAN L2000 — 62
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — 60
- MAN TGA — 59
- ZIL 554 — 53
- ZIL 130 — 36
The average age of trucks purchased in the domestic market is 19 years.
The most popular models imported from abroad
The majority of used trucks from abroad were imported by private individuals in October (58%, 173 units).
During October, the largest imports were classic vans (62 units), vans with a tail lift (50 units) and container trucks (33 units).
MAN TGL (41 units) topped the ranking of the most popular used trucks from abroad. In total, MAN trucks took 4 positions out of 10.
Second place went to Mercedes-Benz Atego (40 pcs.). Other models of this brand also have 3 and 6 ranking positions.
- MAN TGL -41
- Mercedes-Benz Atego — 40
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — 33
- Iveco Daily/Turbo Daily — 22
- MAN TGX -15
- Mercedes-Benz Actros — 13
- MAN TGS — 11
- Iveco Eurocargo — 10
- MAN TGM — 10
- Volkswagen Crafter — 10
The average age of trucks imported from abroad with mileage is 8 years.
INSTEAD OF CONCLUSION
The segment of trucks weighing more than 3.5 tons on the Ukrainian market is one of the smallest and most obsolete. The average age of trucks on the secondary market in October 2021 was fixed at 16 years. The average age of trucks among domestic resale — 19 years, imported used — 8 years.
There is a need for commercial vehicles on the market, but the low purchasing power of Ukrainians does not allow them to buy new vehicles. Imports of trucks from abroad are limited today. Only a truck that meets the Euro-5 or Euro-6 environmental standard can be imported from abroad. In addition, cars over 5 years old are subject to a 40-fold increase in the excise tax rate. These factors hinder the development of this segment of the automotive market and lead to its obsolescence.
Read about the market of new trucks and other categories of vehicles in the following publications of the Institute of Car Market Research.