China sales hit record high in first half of 2013

VW tops ranks while Japanese models suffer

2013/08/09

Summary


 The Chinese auto sales (factory shipment basis: including export/chassis, excluding import) in first half of 2013 posted a record high, surpassing the 10 million mark. The sales figure was up 12.3% year-on-year and recovered to a double-digit growth. Concerning vehicle sales by group, five OEMs sold more than 1million units. SAIC Motor Corporation, was ranked first at 2.55 million units. Beijing Automotive Group also came in the top group. As for passenger car sales by maker, Japanese joint ventures continue to suffer slumping sales. Meanwhile joint ventures of VW/GM/Hyundai Group enjoy very strong sales, occupying the top five places. Regarding sales by brand, VW took the lead. China's export of vehicles posted a slight decline.


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Vehicle sales by model: post new record high in first half of 2013

 The Chinese auto sales in the first half of 2013 surpassed the 10 million mark to a record high of 10.78 million units.

 Although sales of vehicles continued to experience low growth in recent years (2.5% in 2011 and 4.3% in 2012), sales volume in the first half of this year grew by 12.3% year-on-year. This was partly due to favorable sales of 1.6-liter or smaller models that include those eligible for government incentives. The other factors include widespread use of vehicles in China because of increased income, and increased infrastructure investment by the local governments.

 Regarding vehicle types, sales of minivans fell by 22.5%. This happened because two models - the Wuling Hongguang (SAIC-GM-Wuling) and the Honor (Changan Automobile) - were re-classified from minivans to MPVs starting this year. Meanwhile sales of MPVs grew by 12.8%. Sales of passenger cars increased by 13.8% and those of SUVs grew by 41.6%.

 The growth rate of sales of trucks (including chassis) and commercial vehicles in first half of this year registered only single-digit growth (5.9% and 6.7%, respectively), while the growth rate of sales of buses (including chassis) recorded double-digit growth of 12.7% y/y.

Chinese auto sales by vehicle type (including exports)

(units)
Auto Sales (factory shipment basis)(Note 1)
Volume(unit) Increase/decrease rate (year-over-year)
2012 Jan.-Jun.
2012
Jan.-Jun.
2013
2011 2012 Jan.-Jun.
2013
Sedan/Hatchback 10,744,740 5,229,947 5,841,270 6.6% 6.1% 11.7%
MPV 493,396 248,721 567,524 11.7% -0.9% 128.2%
SUV 2,000,410 939,402 1,329,788 20.2% 25.5% 41.6%
Minivan (Note 2) 2,256,694 1,195,399 926,546 -9.4% -0.1% -22.5%
Passenger car total 15,495,240 7,613,469 8,665,128 5.2% 7.1% 13.8%
Large-sized bus 79,228 33,923 37,690 7.3% 1.9% 11.1%
Medium-sized bus 90,521 40,177 40,244 1.9% -1.2% 0.2%
Light-sized bus 337,654 163,250 189,548 13.4% 4.7% 16.1%
Bus total
(Of which) Chassis
507,403
81,808
237,350
39,632
267,482
40,335
10.1%
-2.8%
4.0%
-3.2%
12.7%
1.8%
Semi-trailer 190,645 107,832 122,230 -27.4% -26.0% 13.4%
Heavy-duty truck 445,356 263,773 280,449 -6.0% -28.5% 6.3%
Medium-duty truck 290,269 139,880 159,338 7.4% -0.6% 13.9%
Light-duty truck 1,842,710 955,825 1,004,004 -4.1% -2.0% 5.0%
Mini truck 534,812 279,921 283,639 -19.6% 8.7% 1.3%
Truck total
(Of which)Chassis
3,303,792
459,755
1,747,231
254,678
1,849,660
266,804
-8.2%
-13.3%
-6.8%
-21.5%
5.9%
4.8%
Commercial vehicle total 3,811,195 1,984,581 2,117,142 -6.3% -5.5% 6.7%
Grand total
(Of which) Completely Knocked  Down(CKD)
19,306,435
290,933
9,598,050
161,655
10,782,270
143,104
2.5%
1.1%
4.3%
-10.5%
12.3%
-11.5%
(Note) 1. Auto sales include exports, but do not include imports.
2. Minivan means a minivan style passenger car  whose overall length is 3.5 meters or shorter, and whose displacement is 1.0-liter or smaller (the same applies hereafter). Slightly larger models with a displacement over 1.0-liter (ex.1.1- to 1.3-liter) have been launched in recent years. Starting in 2013, some of them (eg. Wuling Hongguang and Honor as of the end of June 2013) are re-classified from minivans to MPVs.

 

 



Vehicle sales by group: Five OEMs sold more than 1 million units in first half of 2013

 Regarding the sales of vehicles by OEM groups in China in the first half of 2013, SAIC Motor was ranked first with sales of more than 2.55 million, followed by four OEMs - Dongfeng Motor Corp. (more than 1.71 million)/ FAW Group (slightly less than 1.4 million)/ Changan Automobile Group (more than 1.13 million)/ BAIC Group (more than 1 million). The growth rate of sales of GAC Group (Guangzhou Automobile Group) in the sixth place was 15.2%, which was higher than the industry average, but its sales volume was 424,000 units and is far behind the top five OEMs.


 Among all the (about 53) OEM groups in China, the top 25 groups account for about 99.0% of the vehicle sales in China, boosting their share by about 0.2 percentage points y/y. The top 11 groups hold a 90.7% market share, up about 1.1 points (from 89.6%) y/y. The market share of the top five groups that sold more than 1 million units in the first half, amounts to 72.3%, down by 0.4 percentage points (from 72.7%) y/y.

 When we look at market share by group, SAIC, the largest OEM, increased its share by 0.6 points y/y to 23.7% while BAIC Group, ranked fifth, boosted its share substantially by 1.1 points to 9.3%. The market share of Changan Automobile Group in the fourth place remained at 10.5%. In contrast, Dongfeng Motor Corp., ranked second, lost its share by 1.1 points from 17.0% to 15.9%. FAW Group in the third place also lost its share by 1 percentage point (market share: 12.9%). The other major groups among the top eleven groups increased their share slightly, while the share of Chery Automobile, ranked 12th, fell by 0.8 percentage points to 2.2%.

OEM groups in China: sales volume of new vehicles from 2011 to June 2013 (factory shipment basis)

OEM (group) Auto sales
Jan.-Jun.
2012
Jan.-Jun.
2013
2011 2012 Jan.-Jun.
2013
Volume
(unit)
Market
share
(%)
Volume
(unit)
Market
share
(%)
Year-over-year rate
(%)
SAIC Motor Corp. 2,216,336 23.1% 2,558,691 23.7% 11.5% 12.5% 15.4%
Dongfeng Motor Corp. 1,634,265 17.0% 1,713,573 15.9% 12.2% 0.7% 4.9%
FAW Group 1,337,425 13.9% 1,394,949 12.9% 1.6% 1.6% 4.3%
Changan Automobile Group 1,005,152 10.5% 1,132,788 10.5% -15.6% -2.6% 12.7%
BAIC Group(Beijing Automotive Group) 788,395 8.2% 1,000,775 9.3% 2.4% 10.8% 26.9%
GAC Group(Guangzhou Automobile Group) 368,112 3.8% 424,030 3.9% -9.3% -3.8% 15.2%
Brilliance Auto Group (Brilliance) 294,817 3.1% 375,656 3.5% 13.1% 12.6% 27.4%
Great Wall Motor 279,328 2.9% 367,857 3.4% 22.5% 28.3% 31.7%
JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Group) 244,048 2.5% 283,856 2.6% 7.9% -1.6% 16.3%
Geely Holding Group (Geely) 223,209 2.3% 263,393 2.4% 4.0% 13.6% 18.0%
BYD Auto 206,869 2.2% 261,391 2.4% -13.7% 1.7% 26.4%
Chery Automobile 283,168 3.0% 239,992 2.2% -5.9% -12.2% -15.2%
Lifan Industry (Group) 90,190 0.9% 116,561 1.1% 61.9% 33.7% 29.2%
Fujian Motor 88,674 0.9% 101,695 0.9% -1.9% 0.0% 14.7%
China National Heavy Duty Truck Group 79,848 0.8% 89,834 0.8% -27.3% -13.4% 12.5%
Zotye 50,849 0.5% 57,184 0.5% 4.8% -9.4% 12.5%
Shaaxi Automobile Group 58,360 0.6% 55,122 0.5% -1.3% -20.3% -5.5%
Qingling Motors 47,501 0.5% 45,125 0.4% 44.6% -5.5% -5.0%
Shandong Tang Jun Ouling 33,762 0.4% 36,462 0.3% -8.6% 10.0% 8.0%
Zhongxing Automobile 32,915 0.3% 35,601 0.3% -2.7% 2.4% 8.2%
Zhengzhou Yutong Group 21,718 0.2% 24,888 0.2% 17.0% 10.7% 14.6%
Haima Automobile 21,622 0.2% 24,748 0.2% 1.3% -37.2% 14.5%
Sichuan Nanjun Automobile 35,129 0.4% 23,869 0.2% -10.8% -17.4% -32.1%
Young Man Automobile Group 19,956 0.2% 22,880 0.2% 22.5% 26.6% 14.7%
Zhejiang Flyday Automobile 24,815 0.3% 22,022 0.2% 2.6% 3.5% -11.3%
Dandong Huanghai Automobile 20,607 0.2% 19,449 0.2% 7.0% -5.2% -5.6%
Hawtai Automobile Group 15,254 0.2% 18,295 0.2% -76.4% 77.2% 19.9%
Anhui Hualing Automobile (CAMC) 8,530 0.1% 13,342 0.1% -15.6% -41.4% 56.4%
Chengdu Dayun Automotive 11,348 0.1% 11,469 0.1% 63.0% -5.9% 1.1%
Baotou Beiben Trucks 15,538 0.2% 10,931 0.1% -12.2% -39.4% -29.6%
Others 40,310 0.4% 35,842 0.3%
Total 9,598,050 100% 10,782,270 100% 2.5% 4.3% 12.3%
(Note) 1. OEMs in descending order of sales volume in January-June of 2013.
2. Auto sales include exports/chassis, but do not include imports.
3. "Others" is the total by OEMs (28 OEMs/groups) that sold less than 10,000 units in the first half of 2013.

 

 



Passenger Car sales by maker: Joint ventures of VW/GM/Hyundai ranked in top five

 When we look at the sales volume of passenger cars in China in the first half of 2013 by makers, the ranking of the top six OEMs led by SAIC remained the same as in the last several years. Yet, among the mid-level groups, Brilliance Auto Group, ranked in the seventh in auto sales, dropped to 10th in passenger car sales alone. Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC), ranked ninth in auto sales, also fell to 12th. OEMs that are ranked higher than Brilliance Auto Group and JAC in passenger car sales include Great Wall Motor (seventh in passenger car sales)/ Geely Holding Group (Geely) (eighth)/ BYD Auto (ninth).


 Among OEMs, concerning sales of passenger cars in the first half of 2013, VW-affiliated Shanghai VW and FAW-VW were ranked first (sales: 784,000, up 23.2% y/y) and third (732,000 units, up 18.6%), respectively. GM-affiliated Shanghai GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling were ranked second (765,000 units, up 16.9%) and fourth (713,000 units, up 3.5%), respectively. Hyundai-affiliated Beijing Hyundai Motor was ranked fifth (514,000 units, up 38.1%). Thus, European/US/Korean OEMs occupied the top five places. US OEM-affiliated Changan Ford and European-OEM affiliated Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroen Automobile/ BMW Brilliance, and Korean-OEM affiliated Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia Motors significantly boosted their sales.

 On the other hand, among Japanese-OEM affiliated local joint ventures, excluding Guangqi Honda Automobile (up 0.5% y/y) and GAC Toyota Motor (up 6.3%), all registered a negative growth. This represents the serious effect of anti-Japan demonstrations that occurred in the second half of 2012. Among Japanese-OEM affiliated joint ventures, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Car was ranked highest, but only seventh (down 13.1%) in sales volume. When we look at y/y sales increase/decrease, OEMs such as Changan Mazda (ranked 39th, down 44.4%), Changan Suzuki (ranked 26th, down 19.7%), and FAW Toyota Motor Sales (ranked 14th, down 15%) also registered a substantial decrease.

 Among Chinese OEMs with Chinese capital only, Changan Automobile was ranked highest at sixth (up 18.1%). Great Wall Motor (up 43.5%), Geely (up 18%), and BYD Auto (up 26.2%) also registered a double-digit growth. Yet, Chery Automobile recorded a negative growth of 16.2%.

Sales volume of Passenger Cars by Chinese OEM (factory shipment basis)

OEM Sales volume (unit)  
Y/Y rate
2011 2012 Jan.-Jun.
2012
Jan.-Jun.
2013
2012 Jan.-Jun.
2013
SAIC Motor 3,731,455 4,166,443 2,070,726 2,368,229 11.7% 14.4%
Shanghai VW 1,165,827 1,280,008 636,691 784,289 9.8% 23.2%
Shanghai GM 1,185,585 1,363,532 655,094 765,641 15.0% 16.9%
SAIC-GM-Wuling 1,217,882 1,322,585 688,731 713,104 8.6% 3.5%
SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle 162,161 200,318 90,210 105,195 23.5% 16.6%
Dongfeng Motor Corp. 2,329,039 2,455,231 1,287,036 1,370,468 5.4% 6.5%
Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Car 808,588 772,995 454,798 395,338 -4.4% -13.1%
Zhengzhou Nissan 51,509 47,603 29,026 27,587 -7.6% -5.0%
Dongfeng Honda 255,468 282,171 150,690 139,388 10.5% -7.5%
Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroen Automobile 404,139 440,028 208,649 276,896 8.9% 32.7%
Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia Motor 432,518 480,443 221,096 276,466 11.1% 25.0%
Dongfeng Yulon Motor 7,058 31,106 14,415 11,992 340.7% -16.8%
Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor 100,678 136,501 67,678 88,198 35.6% 30.3%
Dongfeng Yu'an 243,053 202,991 111,993 110,739 -16.5% -1.1%
Dongfeng Motor Corp. Passenger Vehicle 26,028 60,201 28,691 41,564 131.3% 44.9%
Dongfeng Automobile - 1,192 - 2,300 - -
FAW Group 2,314,182 2,413,455 1,211,430 1,257,435 4.3% 3.8%
FAW-VW 1,034,888 1,328,888 618,127 732,984 28.4% 18.6%
FAW Toyota Motor Sales 529,046 495,477 287,746 244,556 -6.3% -15.0%
Tianjin FAW Xiali 253,035 185,018 105,903 71,526 -26.9% -32.5%
FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle 174 94 31 8 -46.0% -74.2%
FAW Jilin Automobile 103,645 90,942 47,143 40,821 -12.3% -13.4%
FAW Car 241,362 184,212 91,117 106,053 -23.7% 16.4%
FAW Haima 151,716 128,747 61,322 61,462 -15.1% 0.2%
Tianjin Meiya Auto 316 77 41 25 -75.6% -39.0%
Changan Automobile Group 1,576,033 1,596,937 816,254 931,836 1.3% 14.2%
Changan Suzuki 220,008 170,037 101,129 81,250 -22.7% -19.7%
Changan Ford 335,541 425,954 176,337 288,492 27.0% 63.6%
Changan Mazda 83,059 67,644 44,684 24,860 -18.6% -44.4%
Changan Automobile 714,239 750,579 387,360 457,383 5.1% 18.1%
Changhe Automobile 119,958 113,465 63,593 53,923 -5.4% -15.2%
Jiangling Motor Holding 24,810 24,764 13,521 16,092 -0.2% 19.0%
Hafei Motor 78,418 44,494 29,630 9,836 -43.3% -66.8%
BAIC Motor Group 846,787 1,037,632 444,185 644,784 22.5% 45.2%
Beijing Benz 77,795 93,664 36,013 48,439 20.4% 34.5%
Beijing Hyundai Motor 739,800 859,595 372,801 514,842 16.2% 38.1%
Beiqi Foton Motor 8,109 7,189 3,993 3,977 -11.3% -0.4%
Beijing Automobile Works 11,067 10,164 5,692 4,634 -8.2% -18.6%
BAIC Motor 10,016 67,020 25,686 58,034 569.1% 125.9%
BAIC Yinxiang - - - 14,858 - -
GAC Automobile Group 721,095 680,027 349,759 412,641 -5.7% 18.0%
Guangqi Honda Automobile 362,294 316,405 176,324 177,186 -12.7% 0.5%
GAC Toyota Toyota 274,417 250,088 131,005 139,212 -8.9% 6.3%
GAC Fiat - 11,288 - 18,527 - -
GAC Mitsubishi Motors (former GAC Changfeng Motors) 31,196 22,406 14,424 14,035 -28.2% -2.7%
GAC Motor 17,006 38,780 9,873 45,432 128.0% 360.2%
GAC Gonow 11,933 12,026 4,017 6,327 0.8% 57.5%
Honda Automobile (China) 24,249 29,034 14,116 11,922 19.7% -15.5%
Great Wall Motor 365,075 487,370 209,355 300,342 33.5% 43.5%
Geely Holding Group (Geely) 432,752 491,444 223,209 263,393 13.6% 18.0%
BYD Auto 448,484 456,056 206,867 260,984 1.7% 26.2%
Brilliance Auto Group (Brilliance) 294,131 374,980 174,810 233,253 27.5% 33.4%
Brilliance Jinbei 152,441 183,045 83,381 113,376 20.1% 36.0%
Mianyang Huaxing Automobile 46,246 44,561 24,345 13,842 -3.6% -43.1%
BMW Brilliance Automotive 95,444 147,374 67,084 106,035 54.4% 58.1%
Chery Automobile 634,311 550,203 276,721 231,807 -13.3% -16.2%
JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Group) 217,201 202,395 91,506 113,369 -6.8% 23.9%
Lifan Industry (Group) 122,319 182,860 68,429 78,478 49.5% 14.7%
Zotye Holding Group 134,920 122,194 50,849 57,184 -9.4% 12.5%
Fujian Motor 116,953 110,104 52,101 61,192 -5.9% 17.4%
Soueast Motor 105993 102,638 49,488 56,294 -3.2% 13.8%
Fujian Benz Automotive 10,960 7,466 2,613 4,898 -31.9% 87.4%
Haima Personal Vehicle/Haima Commercial Vehicle 70,052 44,020 21,622 24,748 -37.2% 14.5%
Young Man Automobile Group 35,335 45,421 18,540 21,373 28.5% 15.3%
Hawtai Automobile Group 19,227 34,071 15,254 18,295 77.2% 19.9%
Huanghai Automobile 17,278 13,010 6,897 6,008 -24.7% -12.9%
Zhejiang Flyday Automobile 5,834 5,051 2,430 2,774 -13.4% 14.2%
Sichuan Automobile 10,807 7,229 3,901 1,958 -33.1% -49.8%
Zhongxing Automobile 12,957 4,825 2,259 1,631 -62.8% -27.8%
Shaaxi Automobile 10,009 8,532 6,860 1,559 -14.8% -77.3%
Aerospace Chenggong Automobile 4,956 3,885 1,683 845 -21.6% -49.8%
Qingling Motors 1,224 1,865 786 542 52.4% -31.0%
Grand total 14,472,416 15,495,240 7,613,469 8,665,128 7.1% 13.8%

Note: Auto sales include exports, but do not include imports. Among the above OEMs, some OEMs produce vehicles under multiple brands. For example, SAIC-GM-Wuling produces models under three - Wuling, Baojun, and Chevrolet brands.

 

 



Passenger Car sales by brand: European/VW brands take lead

 When we look at the sales volume of passenger cars in the first half of 2013 by maker, European brands (up 403,000 units)/US brands (up 211,000 units)/Korean brands (up 197,000 units), and Chinese brands (excluding joint venture brands with foreign capital) registered a double-digit y/y growth. In contrast, Japanese brands recorded a negative growth of 9.3%, or down by 138,000 units, which is a sharp decline from their market share and sales volume in the first half of 2012 before anti-Japan demonstrations.


 Concerning sales by European, US, and Korean brands, VW group increased sales by 20.9% (up 262,000 units) to 1.52 million units and was ranked first. VW is followed by GM group in second place up 13.6% (up 97,000 units) to 811,000 units, and Hyundai-Kia group in the third place up 33.2% (up 197,000 units) to 791,000 units. Ford, which introduced new models successively to strengthen its product competitiveness, boosted sales by 66.4% (up 114,000 units) to 287,000 units PSA, which aims to make up for slumping sales in Europe with sales in China, increased sales by 32.7% (up 68,000 units) to 277,000 units. BMW also boosted sales by 58.1% (up 39,000 units) to 106,000 units.

 Among Japanese brands, Mitsubishi boosted sales by 38.0% (up 6,000 units) to 23,000 units. All the other Japanese OEMs reduced their sales; Nissan down 13.1% (or 61,000 units) to 406,000 units, Toyota down 8.4% (or 35,000 units) to 384,000 units, Honda down 3.7% (or 13,000 units) to 329,000 units, Suzuki down 14.1% (or 20,000 units) to 124,000 units, Mazda down 15.8% (or 15,000 units) to 80,000 units, and Isuzu down 31.0% (or 244 units) to 542 units.

 Among Chinese brands, Great Wall Motor, which enjoyed strong sales of SUVs, increased sales by 43.5% (up 91,000 units) to 300,000 units. Among major brands, Chery Automobile suffered slumping sales, down by 16.2% to 232,000 units.

Passenger Car sales in China by makers outside China (2011 to June 2013)

(units)
OEM brand by country/area Sales volume (unit) Y/Y rate
OEM 2011 2012 Jan.-Jun.
2012
Jan.-Jun.
2013
Jan.-Jun.
2013
Brand
The U.S. brand 1,598,685 1,892,391 886,161 1,097,586 23.9%
GM 1,277,697 1,473,840 713,801 810,894 13.6%
Buick 639,728 697,441 342,098 399,270 16.7%
Chevrolet 609,107 689,069 331,790 359,263 8.3%
Cadillac 7,008 7,007 2,832 7,108 151.0%
Baojun 21,854 80,323 37,081 45,253 22.0%
Ford 320,657 418,501 172,328 286,680 66.4%
Chrysler 331 50 32 12 -62.5%
Dodge 10 0 0 0 -
Chrysler 321 50 32 12 -62.5%
European brand 2,839,272 3,361,590 1,591,726 1,995,253 25.4%
VW Group 2,200,715 2,608,896 1,254,818 1,517,273 20.9%
VW 1,723,006 2,050,193 975,598 1,196,736 22.7%
Skoda 220,009 230,003 113,368 123,670 9.1%
Audi 257,700 328,700 165,852 196,867 18.7%
PSA 404,139 440,028 208,649 276,896 32.7%
Peugeot 174,137 216,227 103,520 139,718 35.0%
Citroen 230,002 223,801 105,129 137,178 30.5%
BMW 95,444 147,374 67,084 106,035 58.1%
Daimler 88,755 101,130 38,626 53,337 38.1%
Mercedes-Benz 88,755 101,130 38,626 53,337 38.1%
Lotus 35,335 45,421 18,540 21,373 15.3%
Fiat - 11,288 - 18,527 -
Volvo 14,884 7,453 4,009 1,812 -54.8%
Japanese brand 2,831,788 2,624,796 1,483,540 1,345,655 -9.3%
Nissan 832,193 793,314 466,567 405,619 -13.1%
Nissan 832,193 751,509 453,844 361,946 -20.2%
Venucial - 41,805 12,723 43,673 243.3%
Toyota 803,463 745,565 418,751 383,768 -8.4%
Honda 642,011 627,610 341,130 328,496 -3.7%
Honda 617,315 588,945 318,412 307,972 -3.3%
Everus 24,696 24,576 15,988 10,494 -34.4%
(Ciimo) - 14,089 6,730 10,030 49.0%
Suzuki 302,091 253,471 144,592 124,201 -14.1%
Mazda 211,603 172,732 95,016 79,984 -15.8%
Mitsubishi Motors 39,203 30,239 16,698 23,045 38.0%
Isuzu 1,224 1,865 786 542 -31.0%
Korean brand 1,172,318 1,340,038 593,897 791,308 33.2%
Hyundai-Kia 1,172,318 1,340,038 593,897 791,308 33.2%
Hyundai 739,800 859,595 372,801 514,792 38.1%
Kia 432,518 480,443 221,096 276,466 25.0%
Shouwang - - - 50 -
Taiwan brand 7,058 31,106 14,415 11,992 -16.8%
Luxgen 7,058 31,106 14,415 11,992 -16.8%
Chinese brand 6,023,295 6,245,319 3,043,730 3,423,334 12.5%
SAIC Motor Corp. 1,287,931 1,412,595 720,234 773,046 7.3%
Wuling 1,125,770 1,212,277 630,024 667,851 6.0%
Roewe 112,639 122,544 54,845 68,104 24.2%
MG 49,522 77,774 35,365 37,091 4.9%
Changan Automobile Group 855,342 849,868 450,641 494,283 9.7%
Hafei 78,418 44,494 29,630 9,836 -66.8%
Changan 714,239 750,579 387,360 457,383 18.1%
Changhe 37,875 30,031 20,130 10,972 -45.5%
Jiangling 24,810 24,764 13,521 16,092 19.0%
Great Wall Motor 365,075 487,370 209,355 300,342 43.5%
Great Wall 200,696 206,218 100,019 113,715 13.7%
HAVAL 164,379 281,152 109,336 186,627 70.7%
Geely 432,752 491,444 223,209 263,393 18.0%
Emgrand 113,219 160,517 69,779 93,327 33.7%
Gleagle 180,482 178,630 78,625 97,022 23.4%
Englon 139,051 152,297 74,805 73,044 -2.4%
BYD 448,484 456,056 206,867 260,984 26.2%
Dongfeng Motor Corp. 397,663 428,169 225,619 260,107 15.3%
Fengshen 26,028 60,201 28,691 41,564 44.9%
Dongfeng Xiaokang 243,053 202,991 111,993 110,739 -1.1%
Dongfeng 128,582 164,977 84,935 107,804 26.9%
Chery Automobile 634,311 550,203 276,721 231,807 -16.2%
FAW Group 621,704 484,002 255,225 224,771 -11.9%
Hongqi 2 127 0 598 -
FAW 469,986 355,128 193,903 162,711 -16.1%
FAW Haima 151,716 128,747 61,322 61,462 0.2%
Brilliance Auto Group (Brilliance) 198,687 227,606 107,726 127,218 18.1%
Jinbei 46,246 44,561 24,345 13,842 -43.1%
Brilliance 152,441 183,045 83,381 113,376 36.0%
JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Group) 217,201 202,395 91,506 113,369 23.9%
BAIC Group(Beijing Automotive Group) 29,192 84,373 35,371 81,503 130.4%
Beijing Pai 10,016 67,020 25,722 58,034 125.6%
Yinxiang - - - 14,858 -
Beijing 11,067 10,164 5,656 4,634 -18.1%
Fujian 8,109 7,189 3,993 3,977 -0.4%
Lifan Auto 122,319 182,860 68,429 78,478 14.7%
Zotye Holding Group 134,920 122,194 50,849 57,184 12.5%
GAC Group(Guangzhou Automobile Group) 52,269 66,478 26,370 51,759 96.3%
Trumpchi 17,006 32,611 9,873 33,226 236.5%
Gonow 11,933 12,026 4,017 6,327 57.5%
Changfeng 23,330 21,841 12,480 12,206 -2.2%
Fujian Motor (Soueast) 74,325 79,083 34,702 47,272 36.2%
Haima Personal Vehicle / Haima Commercial Vehicle 70,052 44,020 21,622 24,748 14.5%
Hawtai Automobile Group (Hawtai) 19,227 34,071 15,254 18,295 19.9%
Huanghai Automobile 17,278 13,010 6,897 6,008 -12.9%
Zhejiang Flyday Automobile 5,834 5,051 2,430 2,774 14.2%
Sichuan Automobile 10,807 7,229 3,901 1,958 -49.8%
Zhongxing Automobile 12,957 4,825 2,259 1,631 -27.8%
Shaaxi Automobile 10,009 8,532 6,860 1,559 -77.3%
Aerospace Chenggong Automobile 4,956 3,885 1,683 845 -49.8%
Grand total 14,472,416 15,495,240 7,613,469 8,665,128 13.8%
(Note) 1. OEMs in descending order of sales volume in each region in January-June of 2013. Auto sales include exports, but  do not include imports.
2. Foreign-affiliated joint ventures such as GM Baojun, Nissan Venucia, and Honda Everus are included.
3. BAIC Group's Beijing Pai is an original brand under its affiliated company - Beijing Automobile Works.

 

 



China's exports: register overall decline

 In the first half of 2013, China exported about 487,000 vehicles, slightly down by 0.6% y/y. Exports of commercial vehicles declined by 4.8%, which was influenced substantially by the decreased sales of trucks.

 Concerning the type of vehicle, exports of passenger cars posted a positive growth of 2.3%. Sales of MPVs, SUVs, and minivans increased while those of sedans and hatchbacks fell, which contributed to the overall decline of exports. In the meantime, as for commercial vehicles, exports of buses grew steadily to 13.3%, while those of trucks fell by 7.3%. Thus, the overall exports of commercial vehicles registered negative growth.


 When we look at exports by OEM groups, Chery Automobile ranked first at 69,600 vehicles, but down by 24.8% y/y. Great Wall Motor (down 10.5% y/y), ranked forth, and Dongfeng Motor Corp. (down 6.4%), ranked fifth, registered negative growth from the previous year. In the meantime, there are OEMs which registered a double-digit growth from the previous year; the exports of SAIC (ranked second) increased  by 30.3%. Geely Holding Group (Geely)(ranked third) and Brilliance Auto Group (Brilliance)(ranked seventh) increased exports by 28.6% and 43.5% respectively.

China's export of vehicles by type of vehicle

Jan.-Dec.
2011
Jan.-Dec.
2012
Jan.-Jun.
2012
Jan.-Jun.
2013
Y/Y rate
2012 Jan.-Jun.
2013
Sedan/Hatchback 331,520 478,809 206,237 203,018 44.4% -1.6%
MPV 13,217 5,464 2,337 3,587 -58.7% 53.5%
SUV 95,835 129,052 60,036 63,570 34.7% 5.9%
Minivan(Note) 35,500 47,879 19,074 24,108 34.9% 26.4%
Passenger Vehicles total 476,072 661,204 287,684 294,283 38.9% 2.3%
Bus (form large size to light size) 44,723 54,927 24,855 28,151 22.8% 13.3%
Bus total
(Of which) Chassis
44,723
773
54,927
721
24,855
165
28,151
124
22.8%
-6.7%
13.3%
-24.8%
Semi Trailer 23,478 27,393 13,207 8,529 16.7% -35.4%
Truck (form heavy duty to mini size) 270,015 312,567 164,103 155,846 15.8% -5.0%
Truck total
(Of which) Chassis
293,493
10,875
339,960
17,581
177,310
9,794
164,375
12,506
15.8%
61.7%
-7.3%
27.7%
Commercial Vehicles total 338,216 394,887 202,165 192,526 16.8% -4.8%
Grand total
(Of which) CKD
814,288
0
1,056,091
41
489,849
0
486,809
8
29.7%
-
-0.6%
-

(Note) Minivan means a minivan style passenger car whose overall length is 3.5 meters or shorter, and whose displacement is 1.0-liters or smaller. Slightly larger models with a displacement over 1.0-liter (1.1- to 1.3-liter) have been launched in recent years.

 

Export of vehicles by Chinese OEM

OEM Jan.-Jun.
2012
Jan.-Jun. 2013
Volume (unit) Y/Y rate
Chery 92,494 69,556 -24.8%
SAIC 44,596 58,099 30.3%
Geely 39,209 50,438 28.6%
Great Wall Motor 47,719 42,706 -10.5%
Dongfeng Motor Corp. 40,608 37,995 -6.4%
JAC 32,073 34,980 9.1%
Brilliance 19,707 28,288 43.5%
BAIC Group 24,416 27,672 13.3%
Lifan 27,053 27,639 2.2%
Changan Automobile Group 32,616 27,145 -16.8%
GAC Group 26,037 19,017 -27.0%
FAW Group 9,879 11,354 14.9%
China National Heavy Duty Truck Group 13,688 10,850 -20.7%
BYD Auto 5,965 10,279 72.3%
Others 33,789 30,791 -8.9%
Total 489,849 486,809 -0.6%
(Note) 1. OEMs in descending order of sales volume in January-June (first half) 2013.
Exports include passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
2. "Others" is the total by OEMs that exported less than 10,000 units in the first half (January-June) 2013.

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