Imports of used cars to Russia rose sharply in 2000, but new car imports fell, according to data released by Interfax. Russia imported 47,851 new cars in 2000, down 15% from 56,147 units in 1999. Used car imports totalled 154,500 units, an increase of 93% from 1999's 80,000 units, Natalya Konstantinova, secretary of the Russian Automobile Dealers Association, told Interfax.