BEIJING – Output and sales of heavy-duty trucks (including chassis and semi-trailers) posted 55,094 and 63,720 units in June, a decline of 6.56 and 15.14 percent on a yearly basis, according to the latest statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
China produced and sold 443,814 and 428,956 units of heavy-duty trucks through June, up 12.24 and 6.53 percent, said the association. Top five heavy-duty truck sellers in June were DFCV (13,662 units), Shaanxi Auto (10,197 units), FAW Group (9,202 units), CNHTC (9,187 units), and Beiqi-Foton (9,095 units). The above five truck makers sold 51,343 units, taking up 80.58 percent of the total heavy-duty truck sale in the month.
Shaanxi Auto is the only one with positive increase of 1.79 percent among the top five sellers compared with May. Sales decline of DFCV, FAW Group and Beiqi-Foton even surpassed the industry average decrease of 15.14 percent. The 15.14 percent drop in June sales indicated a further slowdown of the heavy-duty truck market, compared with the decline of 4.35 percent in May.