According to the Avtostat resource, against the background of the current situation, the import of used cars in Russia has grown significantly.
For 11 months of this year, 383,000 passenger cars were imported into Russia, of which 221,264 cars were used. This corresponds to an annual growth of 82.6%! Imports of new cars fell by 26% to 161,712 cars. That is, almost 1.4 times more used cars were imported than new ones.
November was a record year in terms of imports. Last month, 63,600 cars were imported, of which 26,208 were new cars. It should also be noted that 36% of new passenger cars were imported by individuals. Until April this year, this figure was only 10%. However, in September it even exceeded 50%. As for used cars, it is expected that almost all (99%) are imported by individuals.
The main share of new cars in 2022 was imported from China. The share of such cars has grown to 63%. Kazakhstan occupied the second place with a share of 18.3%, and Belarus closed the top three with 4.2%. At the same time, used cars are imported mainly from Japan. True, earlier the share of cars from this country was much higher than the current one: 96% versus 58%.