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Auto group sales in China in H1 2016

Foreign auto group sales in China in H1 2016

According to data compiled from manufacturer reported data, 14 foreign automobile groups sold 7.82 million vehicles in China in the first half of 2016.

For European companies, Volkswagen Group sold 1.86 million vehicles in China, up 6.8 percent. BMW Group sales reached 230,000 units, up 7.9 percent, while Mercedes-Benz sales were right behind at 220,000 units, surging 33.1 percent. PSA sold 295,615 vehicles in China, down nearly 17.5 percent. FCA sold 61,168 (only based on GAC-FCA sales) vehicles, up a whopping 256.23 percent thanks to the locally produced Jeep Cherokee.

For U.S. companies, GM sold nearly 1.81 million units, up 5.3 percent, while sales of the Ford reached 580,000 units, up 6 percent.

For the major Japanese brands including Nissan, Toyota, Honda and Mazda, their combined sales reached 1.86 million units. Honda and Toyota saw double-digit growth in sales, as volume increased 17.7 and 15.5 percent respectively to 542,527 and 592,100 units. Mazda sales returned to positive growth, up 1.3 percent.

For Hyundai-Kia, the Korean group recovered from a previous slump as sales increased 1.28 percent to 807,219 units (excluding sales of imported vehicles).

Sales of major foreign automotive groups in H1 2016 (in units) 


Chinese auto group sales in China in H1 2016

According to data compiled from Chinese manufacturer reported data, 14 Chinese automobile groups sold 12.1 million vehicles in China containing local brands and foreign brands in the first half of 2016.

SAIC Group sold 3 million vehicles, up 4.88 percent in the first half. Dongfeng sales reached 1.93 million, up 4.69 percent, but Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroën sales dropped 18.45 percent.

FAW Group sales increased 8.1 percent to 1.49 million units, overtaking Chang’an, which saw sales increase 1.2 percent to 1,483,290 units, driven by the 20 percent growth of Chang’an-Mazda sales. However, Chang’an’s namesake brand sales decreased 6.22 percent. For BAIC Group, sales were up by 17.06 percent to 1.32 million units, primarily driven by sales at Beijing-Benz and its independent brands Senova, Wevan and Huansu, which increased 39.18 and 36.69 percent respectively.

GAC Group, one of the fastest growing Chinese groups, saw sales jump 28.74 percent to 731,884 units. JAC’s sales also increased significantly, by 22.37 percent to 309,679 units. However, Brilliance Group sales only increased 3.6 percent to 400,000 units, dragged down by tremendous sales slide of the Jinbei brand.

Great Wall increased sales by nearly 10 percent to 442,953 units, while Geely sales, bolstered by models such as the Emgrand GS, NL-3 and Vision SUV, reached 280,337 units, up 11 percent. Chery sales increased 7.6 percent to 275,442 units, while Zotye had a successful first half with sales rising by an astonishing 45 percent to 149,915 units.

However, BYD sales decreased 12.07 percent to 199,493 units caused by drop in traditional passenger vehicle sales. Lifan suffered a sales drop of nearly 15 percent to 87,130 vehicles.

Sales of major Chinese automotive groups in H1 2016 (in units)

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