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Automakers report August sales in China

BEIJING – A number of automakers released their sales performance in China in August at the beginning of September. The following are sales data of some of the automakers.

Sales of General Motors and its joint ventures in China decreased 4.8 percent on an annual basis in August to 248,815 units. In the first eight months, the company delivered record 2,197,192 vehicles, up 2.3 percent year-on-year.

Ford and its Chinese joint ventures delivered 79,608 vehicles in August, down 3 percent from the previous year. Ford China sales in the first eight months declined 1 percent to 700,196 vehicles.

Toyota China sales increased 20 percent in August and 13 percent in the first eight months respectively.

Nissan retail sales in China in August were 89,000 vehicles, down 5.5 percent from the previous year. In the first eight months, it delivered 760,800 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 1.7 percent.

Mazda sold 15,983 vehicles in China in August, an increase of 1.2 percent. In the period of January to August, it delivered 148,482 vehicles, up 13.7 percent.

Honda August sales in China reached 78,000 vehicles, up 50.7 percent. Chinese joint venture GAC-Honda sold 45,000 vehicles, up 48.8 percent, while Dongfeng-Honda’s sales were 33,000 units, up 53.3 percent.

BMW sold 36,314 vehicles in China in August, down 1.4 percent. In the first eight months of the year, the group sold 301,529 vehicles in the market, a slight increase of 0.9 percent.

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