: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Imports of trucks in Ukraine double

Imports of commercial and special vehicles in Ukraine in January-March 2016 increased twofold to 5,919 units, as compared to the same period last year.
According to Ukraine`s association of car producers Ukravtoprom, the total customs value of the imported vehicles amounted to $65.5 million. Vehicles with mileage accounted for 93% of imports, compared to last year`s figure of 83%.
Imports of buses worth a total of $2.7 million amounted to 189 units in the first quarter, an increase of 61% year-over-year. Vehicles with zero mileage accounted for 9% in this import segment, which was higher by 3 percentage points than in the same period last year.
As UNIAN reported earlier, imports of passenger cars in Ukraine in January-March 2016 increased by 35% year-over-year, from 12,070 units to 16,300 units.
According to Ukravtoprom, last year import of passenger cars in Ukraine dropped by 41% to 86,492 units, and was worth more than $1 billion. At this, Ukraine exported only 1,060 vehicles in that period, lower by 3.1 times than in the previous year. In monetary terms, exports amounted to $54.4 million.


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