According to the results of 2018, 32,298 vehicles (including cars, trucks, bus vehicles, special vehicles and trailers) were produced in Kazakhstan, which is 64.9% more than in the previous year. According to the KazAvtoProm Union of Automotive Enterprises of Kazakhstan, the sales of domestic automobile plants increased by 57.5% and reached 29931 cars. As a result, the market share of Kazavtoprom enterprises increased to 49.1% against 37.4% in 2017.
The production of passenger cars in 2018 increased by 78.8%, reaching a value of 30016 units. Of these, 18,250 cars (60.8%) accounted for the share of AZIA AVTO, and 11,766 units (39.2%) were produced by Saryarka AvtoProm LLP. The output of bus equipment (356 units) by the end of 2018 decreased by 1.8 times. The production of trucks (1173 units) and specialized vehicles (243 units) also decreased by 28.3% and 7.3%, respectively. The production of trailers increased from 250 to 510 units.
The five most popular brands of passenger cars of Kazakhstan assembly in 2018 were LADA (13146 units), Hyundai (8433 units), KIA (2635 units), JAC (1125 units) and Chevrolet (1082 units). The list of brands offered by domestic enterprises also includes Skoda (835 pcs.), Ravon (552 pcs.), Peugeot (149 pcs.) And SsangYong (16 pcs.).
The sales ranking of locally produced passenger cars was headed by LADA 4×4 (3468 units), LADA Granta (3428 units) and LADA Vesta (2955 units). The list of models popular with Kazakhstan was also completed by Hyundai Tucson (2692 pcs.), Lada Largus (2020 pcs.), Hyundai Elantra (1985 pcs.), Hyundai Accent (1917 pcs.), Hyundai Creta (1581 pcs.), KIA Sportage ( 903 pcs.) And LADA XRAY (856 pcs.).
“The Kazakhstan car industry continues its steady growth over the two-year period. In 2018, output was increased by two thirds and approached the pre-crisis 2014 figures. Even more eloquent evidence of sectoral dynamics was a record market share of domestic automakers, which exceeded 56% in December. More than half of the buyers of new passenger cars in the final of last year chose one of the models of Kazakhstani automobile plants. We expect that in 2019, the growing market demand and the opportunities of the program of preferential auto loans will allow us to update the historical maximum of production indicators and overcome the 40 thousand cars that came off the conveyor lines of Kazakhstani enterprises, ”commented Oleg KazAvtoProm Alferov.