The analytic agency "AUTOSTAT" carried out a study of the parc of cars in Russia as of January 1, 2017 and it determined the largest regional parks.
Over the last 10 years, parc of cars in Russia grew by almost 60% - from 25.57 million units at the beginning of 2006 to 40.85 million units of the beginning of 2015. At the same time the parcs of the leading European countries are growing with much slower pace. If the trends continue, the Russian parc in 2-3 years will be the largest in Europe. While the most number of cars is in Germany – it is about 44 million units.
If we compare the performance of provision of cars per 1000 inhabitants, then the position of Russia is not so rosy. According to the agency "AUTOSTAT", as of January 1st, 2015 it was 284 cars for every 1,000 Russians. On average in Europe the figure is closer to the mark of 500 cars. Among the four leading European countries the lowest car provision is in the UK - 464 units per 1,000 inhabitants (hereinafter data for Europe for 2013). France has - 512 cars, Germany - 539 cars, and in Italy the highest provision is 621 passenger cars per 1,000 inhabitants.