New car sales increased by 30% during the first half of this year,

compared to the same January-June period last year, reports Ukravtoprom, the vehicle industry association. Last year, despite the Covid-induced recession, car sales dropped only 3%, compared to 2019. Of the 48,400 new cars sold this year through June, the leading brands were: Toyota, Renault, KIA, Skoda and Hyundai.