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Azerbaijan’s car import grew almost by 55.2%
14.08.2017

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 The State Customs Committee reports that for the past 7 months of 2017 the car import increased by 55.2% against decline of 4.66-fold in 2016. In 2015 the index fell 2.4-fold and in 2014 by 39.3%, while in 2013 import grew by 3.09% and exceeded 104,000 cars for the first time.

The SCC informs that for Jan-Jul 2017 the country imported 4,468 motor vehicles (469 ones in January, 534 ones in February, and 428 ones in March, 1,431 in April, 1,943 in May, 826 in June, and 1,185 in July). At that, it was delivered 3,791 automobiles (420, 432, 333, 435, 620, 731, and 820 respectively), 519 trucks, 111 buses and 47 special-purpose vehicles. For comparison, over Jan-Jul 2016 the import amounted to 2,879 motor vehicles, including 2,475 light vehicles.

Data on the cost of car import has not been brought for the last few years. However, for Jan-Jul 2017 the total import of vehicles and spare parts amounted to $475.65 million that was by 10.98% less than import for Jan-Jul 2016 ($534.3 million).

The share of motor equipment import for Jan-Jul 2017 made up 10.89% of total import versus 9.54% in 2016, 13.2% in 2015, 9.16% for 2014 and 13.4% for 2013.

In 2016, the country imported 5,746 vehicles, including 4,991 automobiles, 571 trucks, 96 buses and 88 special-purpose vehicles. Total import of vehicles and spare parts amounted to $813.9 million that was 33.13% less than import for 2015 ($1.217 bn).

In 2015 the country imported 26,785 vehicles (the car import peak at 4090 vehicles was registered in January), including 23,765 (3,870 in January) light cars, 1,961 trucks, 816 buses and 243 special-purpose vehicles. Last year’s total import of vehicles and spare parts amounted to $1.127 bn that was 1.45-fold higher than import for 2014 ($841.898 million).

In 2013 (import record) the country imported 104,385 cars, including 94,879 motor cars, 7,823 trucks, 827 buses and 856 special-purpose vehicles. At that, motor vehicle import for December totaled 10,699 cars (the best monthly index for 2013).Import of light vehicles reached 9,705 in December that was also the best monthly index for 2013. In 2013 the total import of vehicles and their spare parts made $1.435 bn, which was by 1.54% higher than imports in 2012 ($1.414 bn) and made up 13.4% of overall import.


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