AvtoVAZ sold over 7,000 cars in Ukraine in the first two months of 2009, increasing its market share to 22% from 16% in December 2008, the company said in a statement today.

It did not, however, provide a year on year comparison.

AvtoVAZ sold 105,100 cars in Ukraine last year, taking nearly 17% of the market, according to Prime-Tass.