OREANDA-NEWS Russian LCV market, which in the last year had stabilized after three years of decline, nevertheless, remained in the sixth place in Europe at the end of 2016.

According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), the sales of light commercial vehicles in Europe in 2016 grew by 11.6% to 1 million 986 thousand 745 units. The leader among the European countries by sales of LCV up to 3.5 tons is France, where this segment was 408,545 cars (+ 8.2%). The second place is occupied by the United Kingdom with the index of 375 687 sold vehicles (+ 1%), and third place - Germany, LCV market of which reached 258,021 units (+ 8.5%). The fourth result was shown by Italy – 199,155 light commercial vehicles (+ 50%).

The top-five of leaders is closed by Spain, where it was sold 172,334 cars (+ 11.2%). If during the considering of LCV European market we take into account Russia, then our country is in the sixth place. According to the agency "AUTOSTAT", the sales of light commercial vehicles in Russia in 2016 were 92700 units (+ 0.1%).