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Flash report, July 2017

15 Aug. 2017

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales increase 6.2% y/y to 1.97 million units in July
On August 11, 2017, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for July 2017.
Production totaled approximately 2.059 million units, a 5.0% decrease m/m basis and a 4.8% increase y/y.  Sales were approximately 1.971 million units, down 9.2% m/m and up 6.2% y/y.
Year-to-date (YTD) production from January through July reached 15.585 million units, a 4.7% increase y/y, while sales reached 15.325 million units, a 4.1% rise y/y. Growth rates for production and sales were favorable by 0.1% points and 0.3% points compared to January through June respectively.
Passenger car production in July was approximately 1.759 million units, an 4.7% decrease m/m and a 2.0% increase y/y. Passenger car sales were approximately 1.678 million units, down 8.4% m/m and up 4.3% y/y. Sales of small vehicles with 1.6-liter or smaller engines declined 1.0% y/y to approximately 1.113 million units, which accounted for 66.3% of all passenger vehicles sold in the month.
Commercial vehicle production in July was approximately 301,000 units, a 6.8% decrease m/m and a 24.7% increase y/y. Commercial vehicle sales were approximately 293,000 units, down 13.9% m/m and up 18.4% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles, production in July reached 59,000 units, a 52.6% increase y/y, and sales totaled 56,000 units, a 55.2% gain y/y. By vehicle type of new energy vehicles, electric vehicle (EV) production reached 46,000 units, up 69.6% y/y, and EV sales totaled 45,000 units, up 70.2% y/y. Production of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) totaled 12,000 units for a y/y increase of 10.0%, and PHEV sales totaled 12,000 units for a y/y rise of 16.3%.
Vehicle exports in July reached approximately 69,000 units, a m/m decrease of 14.1% and a y/y increase of 23.7%. YTD exports totaled approximately 465,000 units (up 25.9% y/y), with passenger vehicles reaching 321,000 units (up 36.2% y/y) and commercial vehicles reaching 145,000 units (up 7.9% y/y).

China - Production of vehicles
Jul. 2017 Jan.-Jul. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
PC Total 175.86 85.39 1.97 1,324.13 84.96 3.00
CV Total 30.08 14.61 24.73 234.38 15.04 15.10
Grand Total 205.94 - 4.76 1,558.52 - 4.65
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases



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Flash report, June 2017

12 Jul. 2017

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales increase 4.5% y/y to 2.17 million units in June
On July 11, 2017, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for June 2017. Production and sales showed marginal increases on both a month-over-month (m/m) basis and a year-over-year (y/y) basis. The growth rates of the first half of 2017 for passenger car production and sales were slowed, but commercial vehicle sales and production remained favorable.
Production totaled approximately 2.167 million units, a 3.9% increase m/m basis and a 5.4% increase y/y.  Sales were approximately 2.172 million units, up 3.6% m/m and up 4.5% y/y.
Year-to-date (YTD) production from January through June reached 13.526 million units, a 4.6% increase y/y, while sales reached 13.354 million units, a 3.8% rise y/y. Growth rates for sales and production was slowed by 1.9% points y/y and 4.3% points y/y respectively.
Passenger car production in June was approximately 1.845 million units, an 5.6% increase m/m and a 3.7% increase y/y. Passenger car sales were approximately 1.832 million units, up 4.6% m/m and up 2.3% y/y. Sales of small vehicles with 1.6-liter or smaller engines declined 4.4% y/y to approximately 1.214 million units, which accounted for 66.3% of all passenger vehicles sold in the month.
Commercial vehicle production in June was approximately 323,000 units, a 4.9% decrease m/m and a 16.4% increase y/y. Commercial vehicle sales were approximately 340,000 units, down 1.4% m/m and up 18.4% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles, production in June reached 65,000 units, a 43.4% increase y/y, and sales totaled 59,000 units, a 33.0% gain y/y. By vehicle type of new energy vehicles, electric vehicle (EV) production reached 54,000 units, up 52.9% y/y, and EV sales totaled 48,000 units, up 41.4% y/y. Production of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) totaled 11,000 units for a y/y increase of 10.1%, and PHEV sales totaled 11,000 units for a y/y rise of 5.3%.
Vehicle exports in June reached approximately 81,000 units, a m/m increase of 14.6% and a y/y increase of 18.8%. YTD exports totaled approximately 396,000 units (up 26.2% y/y), with passenger vehicles reaching 273,000 units (up 36.5% y/y) and commercial vehicles reaching 123,000 units (up 8.1% y/y).


China - Production of vehicles
Jun. 2017 Jan.-Jun. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 89.62 41.35 -0.97 549.51 40.63 -1.67
MPV 16.85 7.77 -6.52 103.49 7.65 -12.82
SUV 73.85 34.07 15.49 467.00 34.53 19.62
Mini Van 4.16 1.92 -22.94 28.26 2.09 -32.67
PC Total 184.49 85.12 3.72 1,148.27 84.89 3.16
CV Total 32.25 14.88 16.36 204.30 15.10 13.80
Grand Total 216.74 - 5.42 1,352.57 - 4.64
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases





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Flash report, May 2017

12 Jun. 2017

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales decline 0.1% y/y to 2.10 million units in May
On June 12, 2017, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for May 2017. Production totaled approximately 2.087 million units, a 2.4% decrease on a month-over-month (m/m) basis and a 0.7% increase on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Sales were approximately 2.096 million units, up 0.6% m/m and down 0.1% y/y.
Year-to-date (YTD) production from January through May reached 11.358 million units, a 4.5% increase y/y, while sales reached 11.182 million units, a 3.7% rise y/y.
Passenger car production in May was approximately 1.748 million units, an 2.0% decrease m/m and a 1.8% fall y/y. Passenger car sales were approximately 1.751 million units, up 1.7% m/m and down 2.6% y/y. Sales of small vehicles with 1.6-liter or smaller engines declined 9.2% y/y to approximately 1.154 million units, which accounted for 65.9% of all passenger vehicles sold in the month.
Commercial vehicle production in May was approximately 339,000 units, a 4.6% decrease m/m and a 15.6% increase y/y. Commercial vehicle sales were approximately 345,000 units, down 4.7% m/m and up 15.2% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles, production in May reached 51,000 units, a 38.2% increase y/y, and sales totaled 45,000 units, a 28.4% gain y/y. By vehicle type of new energy vehicles, electric vehicle (EV) production reached 44,000 units, up 52.5% y/y, and EV sales totaled 39,000 units, up 49.0% y/y. Production of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) totaled 8,000 units for a y/y decrease of 9.3%, and PHEV sales totaled 7,000 units for a y/y decline of 28.3%.
Vehicle exports in May reached approximately 70,000 units, a m/m increase of 3.9% and a significant y/y increase of 25.6%. YTD exports totaled approximately 316,000 units (up 28.2% y/y), with passenger vehicles reaching 219,000 units (up 39.5% y/y) and commercial vehicles reaching 97,000 units (up 8.4% y/y).

China - Production of vehicles
May 2017 Jan.-May 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 83.64 40.08 -6.89 459.89 40.49 -2.03
MPV 16.28 7.80 -9.52 86.64 7.63 -13.93
SUV 70.25 33.66 10.84 393.15 34.61 19.64
Mini Van 4.60 2.21 -31.33 24.10 2.12 -34.09
PC Total 174.77 83.75 -1.76 963.78 84.85 3.05
CV Total 33.91 16.25 15.55 172.05 15.15 13.33
Grand Total 208.68 - 0.69 1135.84 - 4.49
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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Flash report, April 2017

15 May 2017

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales decline 2.2% y/y to 2.08 million units in April
On May 11, 2017, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for April 2017. Production totaled approximately 2.138 million units, a 17.9% decrease on a month-over-month (m/m) basis and a 1.9% decline on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Sales were approximately 2.084 million units, down 18.1% m/m and down 2.2% y/y. Production and sales fell significantly from the previous month and declined slightly from April 2016 due to slower demand from end consumers.
Year-to-date (YTD) production from January through April reached 9.271 million units, a 5.4% increase y/y, while sales reached 9.086 million units, a 4.6% rise y/y.
Passenger car production in April was approximately 1.783 million units, an 18.5% decrease m/m and a 3.3% fall y/y. Passenger car sales were approximately 1.722 million units, down 17.8% m/m and down 3.7% y/y. Sales of small vehicles with 1.6-liter or smaller engines declined 10.2% y/y to approximately 1.137 million units, which accounted for 66% of all passenger vehicles sold in the month.
Commercial vehicle production in April was approximately 356,000 units, a 14.5% decrease m/m and a 5.9% increase y/y. Commercial vehicle sales were approximately 362,000 units, down 19% m/m and up 5.3% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles, production in April reached 37,306 units, a 19% increase y/y, and sales totaled 34,361 units, a 7.9% gain y/y. By vehicle type, electric vehicle (EV) production reached 30,197 units, up 26.1% y/y, and EV sales totaled 28,570 units, up 19.4% y/y. Production of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) totaled 7,108 units for a y/y decrease of 3.9%, and PHV sales totaled 5,791 units for a y/y decline of 26.8%.
Vehicle exports in April reached approximately 68,000 units, a m/m decrease of 3.6% and a significant y/y increase of 26.3%. YTD exports totaled approximately 245,000 units (up 29% y/y), with passenger vehicles reaching 173,000 units (up 43.3% y/y) and commercial vehicles reaching 72,000 units (up 4.1% y/y).

China - Production of vehicles
Apr. 2017 Jan.-Apr. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 84.98 39.74 -9.09 376.26 40.58 -0.87
MPV 14.91 6.97 -11.10 70.36 7.59 -14.89
SUV 73.38 34.32 10.18 322.89 34.83 21.74
Mini Van 5.01 2.34 -33.74 19.50 2.10 -34.74
PC Total 178.28 83.37 -3.32 789.02 85.10 4.18
CV Total 35.56 16.63 5.86 138.13 14.90 12.79
Grand Total 213.84 - -1.91 927.15 - 5.38
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases




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Flash report, March 2017

12 Apr. 2017

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales increase 4% y/y to 2.54 million units in March
On April 11, 2017, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for March 2017. Production and sales showed double-digit increases on a month-over-month (m/m) basis. They maintained growth on a year-over-year (y/y) basis, but at a lower rate than that of February. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales for January-March showed strong growth thanks especially to significant increases in the commercial vehicle market.
Overall vehicle production in March totaled 2.604 million units, up 3% y/y, while sales reached 2.543 million units, up 4% y/y. YTD production through March totaled 7.133 million units, up 8% y/y, while YTD sales totaled 7.002 million units, up 7% y/y.
Passenger car production in March was 2.188 million units, an 18.4% rise m/m and a 1.8% increase y/y. Passenger car sales were 2.096 million units, a 28.4% rise m/m and a 1.7% gain y/y. Sales of small vehicles with 1.6-liter or smaller engines declined 0.1% y/y to 1.451 million units, which accounted for 69.2% of all passenger vehicles sold.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled approximately 416,000 units, up 33.3% m/m and up 10.2% y/y. Sales reached 447,000 units, up 45.7% m/m and up 16.2% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles, production reached 33,015 units, a 30.9% increase y/y, and sales totaled 31,120 units, a 35.6% gain y/y. By vehicle type, electric vehicle (EV) production reached 26,685 units, up 41.8% y/y, and EV sales totaled 25,342 units up 43.3% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 6,330 units for a y/y decrease of 1.1%, and PHV sales totaled 5,778 units for a y/y rise of 9.6%.
Vehicle exports in March reached approximately 70,000 units, a 40.2% increase m/m and a 23.8% rise y/y. YTD exports totaled 179,000 units (up 31.1% y/y), which included 128,000 passenger vehicles (up 46.6% y/y) and 51,000 commercial vehicles (up 3.6% y/y).


China - Production of vehicles
Mar. 2017 Jan.-Mar. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 104.09 39.97 -5.58 291.28 40.84 1.79
MPV 20.26 7.78 -16.09 55.45 7.77 -15.86
SUV 89.29 34.29 22.74 249.51 34.98 26.50
Mini Van 5.16 1.98 -34.06 14.49 2.03 -35.08
PC Total 218.80 84.02 1.78 610.73 85.62 6.84
CV Total 41.60 15.98 10.20 102.57 14.38 15.37
Grand Total 260.40 - 3.04 713.31 - 7.99
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases



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Flash report, February 2017

10 Mar. 2017

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales increase 22.4% y/y to 1.94 million vehicles in February
On March 10, 2017, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for February 2017.
Vehicle production in China totaled 2.16 million, a 33.8% increase on a year-over-year (y/y) basis, while sales reached 1.939 million, a 22.4% rise y/y. Year-to-date (YTD) production that includes January result was 4.529 million, up 11.1% y/y, while YTD sales reached 4.459 million, up 8.8% y/y.
Passenger car production was 1.847 million units, which marked a month-over-month (m/m) decrease of 10.8% and a y/y increase of 31.5%. Sales were 1.633 million, down 26.4% from January and up 18.3% y/y. Sales of small vehicles with 1.6 L or smaller engines increased 17.5% y/y to 1.157 million units, which accounted for 70.9% of all passenger vehicles sold.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled approximately 312,000 units, up 5.0% m/m and up 49% y/y. Sales reached approximately 307,000 vehicles, up 1.7% m/m and up 49.9% y/y. These increases were attributable to the booming truck market.
Production of new energy vehicles totaled 17,972 units, a 15.5% increase y/y, and sales of these vehicles totaled 17,596 units, a 30.3% rise y/y. By vehicle type, electric vehicle (EV) production was 15,327 units for a y/y rise of 32.3%, and EV sales totaled 13,919 units for y/y growth of 49.5%. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production was 2,645 units for a y/y decrease of 33.5%, and PHV sales totaled 3,677 units for a y/y decline of 12.4%.
Vehicle exports in February totaled approximately 50,000 units, a 14.1% decrease from January. Monthly exports maintained y/y growth for a gain of 42.8%. YTD exports reached 108,000 units, up 36.3% y/y. By vehicle type, approximately 78,000 passenger vehicles were exported, which was an increase of 55.2% y/y, and approximately 30,000 commercial vehicles were exported, a rise of 3.4% y/y.

China - Production of vehicles
Feb. 2017 Jan.-Feb. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 88.23 40.85 26.22 187.20 41.33 6.41
MPV 16.63 7.70 -4.60 35.20 7.77 -15.74
SUV 75.85 35.12 60.90 160.21 35.37 28.70
Mini Van 4.03 1.87 -32.93 9.33 2.06 -35.63
PC Total 184.75 85.55 31.50 391.93 86.54 9.89
CV Total 31.22 14.46 49.04 60.96 13.46 19.35
Grand Total 215.96 - 33.77 452.90 - 11.07
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases



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Flash report, January 2017

14 Feb. 2017

*Data in the flash report may from time to time differ from data in the detail report to be announced at a later date due to a difference in the data source.


China sales increase 0.2% y/y to 2.52 million vehicles in January
On February 13, 2017, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for January 2017. Production and sales significantly declined on a month-over-month (m/m) basis, while production slightly fell and sales edged up on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Production and sales were affected by fewer working days due to the earlier start of the Lunar New Year holidays, as well as a lower tax reduction for small vehicles. While a 10% tax is levied on a new vehicle purchase, the tax rate for small vehicles with 1.6L or smaller engines were reduced to 5% until the end of 2016. Thereafter, in January 2017, the small car tax rate was increased to 7.5%.
Overall vehicle production totaled 2.369 million units, down 3.9% y/y, while sales reached 2.52 million units, up 0.2% y/y. Passenger car production was 2.072 million units, a 4.2% decrease y/y, while passenger car sales totaled 2.218 million units, a 1.1% decrease y/y. Sales of small vehicles with 1.6-liter or smaller engines increased 1.3% y/y to 1.588 million units, which accounted for 71.6% of all passenger vehicles sold. In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled approximately 297,000 units, down 1.6% y/y, while sales reached approximately 301,000 units, up 11.3% y/y.
Production of new energy vehicles totaled 6,889 units, down 69.1% y/y, and sales of these vehicles totaled 5,682 units, down 74.4% y/y. By vehicle type, electric vehicle (EV) production was 5,857 units for a y/y decrease of 63.8%, and EV sales totaled 4,978 units for y/y decline of 67.8%. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 1,032 units for a y/y decrease of 83.2%, and PHV sales totaled 704 units for an 89.5% fall y/y.
Vehicle exports in January totaled approximately 58,000 units, a 26% decrease m/m. Exports maintained y/y growth for a gain of 31%. By vehicle type, 43,000 passenger vehicles were exported, which was a decrease of 26% m/m and an increase of 53.5% y/y. Exports of commercial vehicles totaled approximately 16,000 units, a 26% decrease m/m and a 6.6% decline y/y.

China - Production of vehicles
Jan. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 98.97 41.78 -6.65
MPV 18.56 7.83 -23.71
SUV 84.32 35.59 9.03
Mini Van 5.30 2.24 -37.55
PC Total 207.15 87.44 -4.17
CV Total 29.74 12.55 -1.61
Grand Total 236.90 - -3.86
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases



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