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China’s automobile sales up 12.34 percent in H1 2013

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in the first half of 2013 came to 10.78 million units (Table 1) with a year-on-year growth of 12.34 percent, up 9.41 percentage points compared to the same period of last year, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Table 1: Sales of automobiles in H1 2013 (in units)

 

June 2013

% Change (MOM)

% Change (YOY)

H1 2013

% Change (cumulative)

Total

1,754,100

-0.42

11.19

10,782,200

12.34

Passenger vehicle

1,403,500

0.47

9.29

8,665,100

13.81

   Car

947,200

0.72

6.9

5,841,300

11.69

   MPV

84,400

-0.23

100

567,500

130

   SUV

240,400

5.5

33.79

1,329,800

41.56

   Microvan

131,400

-8.68

-25.6

926,500

-22.49

Commercial vehicle

350,600

-3.85

19.53

2,117,100

6.68

   Bus

45,300

8.41

18.78

227,200

14.88

   Truck

220,100

-8.92

12.82

1,460,600

5.48

   Semi-trailer

24,600

15.32

78.38

122,200

13.35

   Bus chassis

7,600

-10.08

0.2

40,300

1.77

   Truck chassis

53,000

3.1

36.91

266,800

4.76

 

Combined sales of the top 10 automakers during the period were 9.51 million units, accounting for 88.24 percent of the total sales (Table 2).

Table 2: Sales of top 10 automakers in H1 2013 (in units)

Automaker

Sales

SAIC

2,558,700

Dongfeng

1,713,600

FAW

1,393,300

Chang’an

1,132,800

BAIC

1,000,800

GAC

424,000

Brilliance

375,700

Great Wall

367,900

JAC

283,900

Geely

263,400

Total

9,514,100

 

A total of 8.665 million passenger vehicles (passenger cars, MPVs, SUVs and microvans) were sold, up 13.81 percent. Passenger car sales reached 5.84 million units, up 11.69 percent, and SUVs 1.33 million units, up 41.56 percent.

Sales of MPVs achieved a high growth rate of 130 percent to 0.567 million units, while those of microvans dropped 22.49 percent to 0.926 million units.

Passenger vehicle sales of Chinese brands in the first six months of the year increased by 13.19 percent year-on-year to 3.566 million units, but their market share was down by 0.23 percentage point to 41.16 percent.

Sales of Chinese brand passenger cars were 1.615 million units, up 13.49 percent, and their market share rose 0.44 percentage point to 27.65 percent.

German brands remained the leading position in sales among the foreign ones operating in China by selling 1.67 million passenger vehicles, with market share of 19.35 percent.

Combined sales of the top 10 passenger vehicle makers were nearly 5.23 million units, taking up 60.35 percent of the total passenger vehicle sales (Table 3).

Table 3: Sales of top 10 PV makers in H1 2013 (in units)

PV maker

Sales

Shanghai-VW

784,300

Shanghai-GM

765,600

FAW-VW

733,000

SAIC-GM-Wuling

713,100

Beijing-Hyundai

514,800

Chang’an

457400

Dongfeng-Nissan

395,300

Great Wall

300,300

Chang’an-Ford

288,500

DPCA

276,900

Total

5,229,200

 

In commercial vehicle (bus, truck, semi-trailer, bus chassis and truck chassis) market, combined sales increased by 6.68 percent on a yearly basis to 2.117 million units through June, the data shows.

Bus sales reached 227,200 units, up 14.88 percent, and trucks 1.46 million units, up 5.48 percent.

Combined sales of the top 10 commercial vehicle makers were 1.52 million units, taking up 71.93 percent of the total commercial vehicle sales (Table 4).

Table 4: Sales of top 10 CV makers in H1 2013 (in units)

CV maker

Sales

Beiqi-Foton

343,400

Dongfeng

301,600

JAC

166,600

Jinbei Auto

142,400

FAW

133,300

JMC

104,600

CNHTC

89,800

SAIC-GM-Wuling

87,100

NAC

81,700

Chang’an

72,400

Total

1,522,900

 

Although sales growth in the first half reached 12.34 percent, CAAM still believes its earlier prediction of 7 percent growth rate for China’s overall market in 2013, with a sales volume of around 20.65 million vehicles because of many uncertainties in the second half of this year.

For example, facing worsening environment pollution and traffic congestion, more cities such as Tianjin, Shenzhen and Hangzhou are likely to implement restrictions on vehicle registrations following Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. 

 

Sales of top 10 car models in H1 2013 (in units)

Car model

Sales

Volkswagen Lavida

211,600

Ford Focus

185,700

Chevrolet Sail

147,400

Buick Excelle

147,300

Volkswagen Sagitar

137,600

Volkswagen Passat

126,000

Volkswagen Bora

116,100

Volkswagen Jetta

113,300

Chevrolet Cruze

109,100

Volkswagen Santana

108,800

Total

1,402,900

 

Sales of top 10 SUV models in H1 2013 (in units)

SUV model

Sales

Great Wall Haval

186,600

Volkswagen Tiguan

100,400

Honda CR-V

85,600

Hyundai ix35

72,200

Nissan Qashqai

52,300

Toyota RAV4

47,700

Audi Q5

47,200

Chery Tiggo

42,800

Toyota Highlander

42,700

Kia Sportage R

42,500

Total

720,000

 

Sales of top 10 MPV models in H1 2013 (in units)

MPV model

Sales

SGMW Wuling Hongguang

217,400

Donfeng Lingzhi

56,300

Chang’an Honor

53,600

Buick GL8

34,300

Dongfeng Joyear

31,900

JAC Refine

28,700

Volkswagen Touran

20,400

FAW Xenia

20,300

Zhengzhou-Nissan Shuaike

16,600

Honda Odyssey

12,000

Total

491,500

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