The shortage of cars will remain in the first half of the year – DRIVE

In addition to the problem of semiconductors, the situation was affected by the rise in prices for other components, metal and even difficulties with logistics (a shortage of sea containers and an increase in their freight costs when importing spare parts).

The shortage of chips that the global auto industry faced in 2020–2021 also affected the Russian market. The outgoing year was marked by an excess of demand over supply, as a result – a rise in prices and a shortage of cars. The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, in an interview with Rossiya 24, predicted that this situation would remain in the first half of 2022. But next year, the production of chips in Southeast Asia should still grow, including those that are designed and produced specifically for the needs of Russian car factories.

Only in a couple of years will the localization of auto electronics in Russia begin to have a beneficial effect, the minister said.

Alas, in 2021 we faced the most significant price increase in the market over the past several years. The minister estimated it at 5-8% for Russian-made cars and 20% for imported ones. The Avtostat agency is less optimistic. According to his calculations, the weighted average price of a new passenger car in Russia over the past year increased by 23% and exceeded the level of two million rubles. Dealer markups and imposed options have led to the fact that the actual, and not recommended prices were even 35-40% higher than a year ago. According to Manturov, now the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance are discussing the revision of the price level of the luxury tax (increasing the coefficient for the transport tax). But neither the timing of the change, nor the new “frontier of luxury” (now it is three million rubles) were not named.

Out of the first 20 (in terms of sales) car brands in Russia, Haval (34,765 units in 11 months, + 134%), Chery (32,883, + 252%), Geely (22,479, + 63%) spent the best in 2021 and Genesis (3420, + 201%). In absolute numbers, Lada is traditionally in first place (320,795 cars), but this is only + 6% by 2020, which is lower than the average growth in the market.

It is too early to sum up the results of 2021 for the market. But you can navigate by the first 11 months. According to the Association of European Businesses, 1,439,045 cars and light vehicles were sold in Russia, which is 6.9% more than in 2020. However, the good move (+ 36.9%) gained by the middle of the year was almost completely lost in the second half. November generally fell by 20.4% compared to November 2020. The Association believes that this decline will continue in the coming months.


Source: DRIVE.RU by www.drive.ru.

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