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Flash report, Production volume, 2018

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Flash report, November 2018

11 Dec. 2018

*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 13.9% y/y to 2.548 million units in November
On December 11, 2018, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for November 2018. Production and sales in November 2018 increased slightly month-over-month. Additionally, both production and sales continued their year-over-year (y/y) declines that had started in July. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales figures from January to November showed more obvious y/y declines than that from January to October.
Overall vehicle production in November totaled 2.498 million units, up 7.0% m/m and down 18.9% y/y. Sales reached 2.548 million units, up 7.1% m/m and down 13.9% y/y. YTD production totaled 25.325 million units for a 2.6% y/y decline, while sales totaled 25.420 million units for a 1.7% y/y decline. Production and sales growth rates continue to decline.
Passenger vehicle production in November was 2.123 million units, representing a 6.0% m/m increase and a 20.5% y/y decline. Sales totaled 2.173 million units, representing a 6.2% m/m increase and a 16.1% y/y decline. Both production and sales showed y/y declines continuing for the fifth consecutive month, with the declines gradually growing in magnitude.
In the commercial vehicle segment, production totaled 375,000 units, up 13.0% m/m and down 8.7% y/y. Sales reached 374,000 units, up 12.3% m/m and 1.7% y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 173,000 units, up 36.9% y/y. Sales totaled 169,000 units, up 37.6% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 135,000 units, up 23.6% y/y, while EV sales reached 138,000 units, up 30.3% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 38,000 units for a y/y increase of 121.7%, while sales totaled 31,000 units for a y/y increase of 82.5%.
Sales of Chinese brand passenger vehicles totaled 910,000 units in November, reflecting a 23.3% y/y decline. Domestic brands accounted for 41.9% of total passenger vehicle sales, reflecting a y/y decline of 3.9 percentage points.
Exports for November reached 77,000 units, representing an m/m increase of 8.9% and a y/y decline of 12.5%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 51,000 units, representing an increase of 2.7% m/m and a decline of 23.8% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 26,000 units, marking increases of 23.7% m/m and 23.6% y/y. Year-to-date (YTD) exports totaled 961,000 units, a 20.6% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 701,000 units for a 24.3% y/y increase, while commercial vehicle exports totaled 260,000 units for an 11.8% y/y increase.

China - Production of vehicles
Nov. 2018 Jan.-Nov. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 105.24 42.12 -16.74 1,045.56 41.29 -2.35
MPV 14.48 5.80 -33.87 151.72 5.99 -18.73
SUV 89.66 35.89 -21.10 912.33 36.02 -0.43
Mini Van 2.91 1.16 -41.49 37.80 1.49 -21.95
Passenger Cars Total 212.29 84.97 -20.46 2,147.41 84.79 -3.37
Commercial Vehicles Total 37.54 15.03 -8.69 385.10 15.21 1.97
Grand Total 249.84 100.00 -18.89 2,532.52 100.00 -2.59
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases



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Flash report, October 2018

9 Nov. 2018

*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 11.7% y/y to 2.380 million units in October
On November 9, 2018, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for October 2018. Production and sales in October 2018 declined month-over-month. Additionally, both production and sales continued their year-over-year (y/y) declines that had started in July. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales figures showed y/y declines for the first time in 2018.
Overall vehicle production in October totaled 2.334 million units, down 0.9% m/m and 10.1% y/y. Sales reached 2.380 million units, down 0.6% m/m and 11.7% y/y. YTD production totaled 22.826 million units for a 0.4% y/y decline, while sales totaled 22.871 million units for a 0.1% y/y decline. Production and sales growth rates continue to decline, resulting in m/m decreases for the first time in 2018.
Passenger vehicle production in October was 2.002 million units, representing a 1.1% m/m and 10.0% y/y decline. Sales totaled 2.047 million units, representing a 0.7% m/m and 13.0% y/y decline. Both production and sales showed y/y declines continuing for the fourth consecutive month, with the declines gradually growing in magnitude.
In the commercial vehicle segment, production totaled 332,000 units, up 0.3% m/m and down 10.3% y/y. Sales reached 333,000 units, down 0.1% m/m and 2.8% y/y. The production growth rate declined 36.9 percentage points y/y, while the sales growth rate declined 17.7 percentage points y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 146,000 units, up 58.1% y/y. Sales totaled 138,000 units, up 51.0% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 116,000 units, up 49.7% y/y, while EV sales reached 111,000 units, up 44.7% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 29,000 units for a y/y increase of 104.0%, while sales totaled 27,000 units for a y/y increase of 84.6%.
Sales of Chinese brand passenger vehicles totaled 852,000 units in October, reflecting an 18.0% y/y decline. Domestic brands accounted for 41.6% of total passenger vehicle sales, reflecting a y/y decline of 2.5 percentage points.
Exports for October reached 71,000 units, representing an m/m decline of 16.5% and a y/y decline of 19.2%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 50,000 units, representing declines of 14.5% m/m and 21.0% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 21,000 units, marking declines of 20.8% m/m and 14.7% y/y. Year-to-date (YTD) exports totaled 884,000 units, a 24.7% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 650,000 units for a 30.7% y/y increase, while commercial vehicle exports totaled 234,000 units for a 10.5% y/y increase.

China - Production of vehicles
Oct. 2018 Jan.-Oct. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 98.96 42.39 -5.79 940.24 41.19 -0.44
MPV 12.80 5.48 -28.70 137.24 6.01 -16.72
SUV 85.52 36.63 -10.34 822.66 36.04 2.49
Mini Van 2.95 1.26 -28.22 34.89 1.53 -19.72
Passenger Cars Total 200.22 85.77 -10.01 1,935.02 84.77 -1.04
Commercial Vehicles Total 33.23 14.23 -10.30 347.55 15.23 3.39
Grand Total 233.45 100.00 -10.05 2,282.58 100.00 -0.39
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Oct. 2018 Oct. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Oct.
2018
Jan.-Oct.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 48,727 37,242 30.8% 386,666 320,649 20.6%
2 VW Lavida 48,162 12,804 276.1% 386,676 364,371 6.1%
3 Haval Haval H6 41,159 47,898 -14.1% 342,054 375,647 -8.9%
4 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 36,323 38,831 -6.5% 350,564 415,166 -15.6%
5 VW Jetta 29,919 34,480 -13.2% 225,332 265,565 -15.1%
6 VW Santana 29,564 28,477 3.8% 215,156 229,489 -6.2%
7 VW Tiguan 29,035 31,595 -8.1% 260,769 275,100 -5.2%
8 Baojun Baojun 510 29,029 42,216 -31.2% 318,627 280,752 13.5%
9 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 28,749 25,569 12.4% 302,546 280,487 7.9%
10 Buick Excelle GT 27,869 40,459 -31.1% 205,941 350,664 -41.3%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


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Flash report, September 2018

12 Oct. 2018

*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 11.6% y/y to 2.394 million units in September

On October 12, 2018, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for September 2018. Production and sales had month-over-month (m/m) increases, and rapid year-over-year (y/y) declines. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to September showed slight y/y increases, while YTD production and sales growth rates continued to decline compared to the results from January to August.
Overall vehicle production in September totaled 2.356 million units, up 17.8% m/m and down 11.7% y/y. Sales reached 2.394 million units, up 13.8% m/m and down 11.6% y/y. YTD production totaled 20.491 million units for a 0.9% y/y increase, while sales totaled 20.491 million units for a 1.5% y/y increase. Production growth rate declined 1.9 percentage points compared to the rate from January to August, while the sales growth rate declined 2.0 percentage points compared to the rate from January to August. Overall, performance is lower than what was predicted at the beginning of the year.
Passenger vehicle production in September was 2.025 million units, representing an 18.7% m/m increase and an 11.9% y/y decline. Sales totaled 2.06 million units, representing a 15.1% m/m increase and a 12.0% y/y decline. Production and sales showed y/y declines continuing for three months in a row. YTD production of passenger vehicles totaled 17.351 million units for a 0.1% y/y increase, and YTD sales totaled 17.26 million units for a 0.6% y/y increase.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 331,000 units, up 12.4% m/m and down 10.8% y/y. Sales reached 334,000 units, up 6.4% m/m and down 8.4% y/y. The production growth rate declined 35.8 percentage points y/y, while the sales growth rate declined 32.3 percentage points y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 127,000 units, up 64.4% y/y, and sales totaled 121,000 units, up 54.8% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 100,000 units, up 56.1% y/y, while EV sales reached 94,000 units, up 47% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 27,000 units for a y/y increase of 104.3%, while sales totaled 27,000 units for a y/y increase of 90%.
Sales of Chinese brand passenger vehicles totaled 806,000 units in September, reflecting a 16.5% y/y decline. These brands accounted for 39.1% of total passenger vehicle sales, reflecting a 2.1 percentage point y/y decline.
Exports for September reached 84,000 units, representing an m/m decline of 5.6% and a y/y increase of 1.1%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 58,000 units, representing a decline of 11.3% m/m and 5.6% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 26,000 units, marking a decline of 10% m/m and an increase of 19.6% y/y. Year-to-date (YTD) exports totaled 814,000 units, a 30.9% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 601,000 units for a 38.2% y/y increase, while commercial vehicle exports totaled 213,000 units for a 13.8% y/y increase.


China - Production of vehicles
Sep. 2018 Jan.-Sep. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 101.54 43.09 -9.62 841.28 41.06 0.23
MPV 14.84 6.30 -7.77 124.44 6.07 -15.20
SUV 82.61 35.06 -14.38 737.14 35.97 4.21
Mini Van 3.49 1.48 -27.27 32.20 1.57 -18.16
Passenger Cars Total 202.48 85.95 -11.86 1,735.07 84.68 0.13
Commercial Vehicles Total 33.14 14.05 -10.82 314.07 15.33 5.17
Grand Total 235.62 100.00 -11.70 2,049.13 100.00 0.87
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Sep. 2018 Sep. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Sep.
2018
Jan.-Sep.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 46,883 43,844 6.9% 338,514 351,567 -3.7%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 46,808 38,579 21.3% 337,939 283,407 19.2%
3 Haval Haval H6 34,540 41,125 -16.0% 300,895 327,749 -8.2%
4 Buick Excelle GT 31,324 39,218 -20.1% 178,072 310,205 -42.6%
5 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 30,520 36,635 -16.7% 314,241 376,335 -16.5%
6 VW Santana 29,480 30,198 -2.4% 185,592 201,012 -7.7%
7 VW Jetta 28,855 34,313 -15.9% 195,413 231,085 -15.4%
8 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 27,591 32,362 -14.7% 273,797 254,918 7.4%
9 Emgrand Emgrand 26,607 25,186 5.6% 192,759 181,978 5.9%
10 VW Sagitar 26,601 31,424 -15.3% 231,476 240,306 -3.7%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


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Flash report, August 2018

11 Sep. 2018

*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 3.8% y/y to 2.103 million units in August
On September 11, 2018, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for August 2018. Production had a month-over-month (m/m) decline. Sales had a rapid m/m increase, and a slight y/y decline. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to August maintained slight increases, while YTD production and sales growth rates declined compared to the results from January to July.
Overall vehicle production in August totaled 2 million units, down 2.1% m/m and 4.4% y/y. Sales reached 2.103 million units, up 11.3% m/m and down 3.8% y/y. YTD production totaled 18.135 million units for a 2.8% y/y increase, while sales totaled 18.096 million units for a 3.5% y/y increase. Production growth rate declined 0.7 percentage points compared to the rate from January to July, while sales growth rate declined 0.8 percentage points compared to the rate from January to July. Overall, the performance matches what was predicted at the beginning of the year.
Passenger vehicle production in August was 1.705 million units, representing a 1.2% m/m decline and a 4.7% y/y decline. Sales totaled 1.790 million units, representing a 12.6% m/m increase and a 4.6% y/y decline. Production and sales showed declines continued for two months.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 295,000 units, down 7.2% m/m and 2.4% y/y. Sales reached 313,000 units, up 4.7% m/m and 1.1% y/y. Production growth rate declined 15.6 percentage points y/y, while sales growth rate declined 11.7 percentage points y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 99,000 units, up 39.0% y/y, and sales totaled 101,000 units, up 49.5% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 72,000 units, up 24.2% y/y, while EV sales reached 73,000 units, up 31.7% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 27,000 units for a y/y increase of 102.3%, while sales totaled 28,000 units for a y/y increase of 130.8%.
Sales of Chinese brand passenger vehicles totaled 684,000 units in August, reflecting an 11.1% y/y decline. These brands accounted for 38.2% of total passenger vehicle sales, reflecting a 2.8 y/y percentage point decline.
Exports for August reached 89,000 units, representing an m/m decline of 4.9% and a rapid y/y increase of 21.2%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 66,000 units, representing a decline of 5.1% m/m and an increase of 24.6% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 24,000 units, marking a decline of 4.2% m/m and an increase of 12.8% y/y. Year-to-date (YTD) exports totaled 729,000 units, a 35% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 543,000 units for a 45.4% y/y increase, while commercial vehicle exports totaled 186,000 units for a 13.0% y/y increase.

China - Production of vehicles
Aug. 2018 Jan.-Aug. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 85.97 42.99 -3.26 738.96 40.75 1.65
MPV 11.15 5.58 -11.35 108.86 6.00 -16.68
SUV 70.14 35.07 -5.29 651.9 35.95 6.71
Mini Van 3.26 1.63 -5.52 28.71 1.58 -16.90
Passenger Cars Total 170.52 85.26 -4.71 1,531.88 84.47 1.92
Commercial Vehicles Total 29.47 14.74 -2.43 281.58 15.53 7.69
Grand Total 199.99 100.00 -4.38 1,813.47 100.00 2.77
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Aug. 2018 Aug. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Aug.
2018
Jan.-Aug.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 42,200 39,409 7.1% 291,631 307,723 -5.2%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 40,824 33,168 23.1% 291,131 244,828 18.9%
3 VW Jetta 29,137 27,415 6.3% 166,558 196,772 -15.4%
4 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 29,136 25,891 12.5% 246,206 222,556 10.6%
5 Haval Haval H6 27,044 35,845 -24.6% 266,355 286,624 -7.1%
6 Hyundai Elantra/Yuedong/Langdong/Elantra 2016 23,320 9,757 139.0% 139,613 128,022 9.1%
7 Buick Excelle GT 22,416 31,520 -28.9% 146,748 270,987 -45.8%
8 Emgrand Emgrand 21,916 20,157 8.7% 166,152 156,792 6.0%
9 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 21,613 33,540 -35.6% 283,721 339,700 -16.5%
10 Nissan X-Trail 20,419 15,681 30.2% 135,694 105,934 28.1%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, July 2018

13 Aug. 2018

*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 4% y/y to 1.889 million units in July
On August 10, 2018, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for July 2018. Production and sales both had sharp month-over-month (m/m) declines, and slight year-over-year (y/y) declines. Production and sales rate reached 92.48%, the lowest since February 2017. While year-to-date (YTD) production from January to July showed steady, incremental growth compared to YTD production from January to June, production figures represented a declining y/y growth rate. YTD sales achieved slight y/y growth.
Overall vehicle production in July totaled 2.043 million units, down 10.8% m/m and 0.7% y/y. Sales reached 1.889 million units, down 16.9% m/m and 4% y/y, making July the second month this year with a y/y decline. Vehicle inventory of automakers exceeded 150,000 units in July. YTD production totaled 16.1 million units for a 3.5% y/y increase, while sales totaled 15.955 million units for a 4.3% y/y increase, and a 0.2 percentage point growth compared to last year. Production growth rate declined 0.7 percentage points compared to the rate from January to June, while sales growth rate declined 1.3 percentage points compared to the rate from January to June. Overall, the performance matches what was predicted at the beginning of the year.
Passenger vehicle production in July was 1.725 million units, representing a 10.6% m/m decline and a 1.9% y/y decline Sales totaled 1.59 million units, representing a 15.2% m/m decline and a 5.3% y/y decline. Production was significantly higher than sales in July.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 318,000 units, down 11.5% m/m and up 6.7% y/y (7.4 percentage points higher compared to y/y total vehicle production in July). Sales reached 300,000 units, down 25% m/m and up 3.3% y/y (7.3 percentage points higher compared to y/y total vehicle sales in July). Production growth rate declined 18 percentage points y/y, while sales growth rate declined 15.1 percentage points y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 90,000 units, up 53.6% y/y, and sales totaled 84,000 units, up 47.7% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 68,000 units, up 45.4% y/y, while EV sales reached 60,000 units, up 33.6% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 23,000 units for a y/y increase of 85.3%, while sales totaled 24,000 units for a y/y increase of 101.1%.
Sales of Chinese brand passenger vehicles totaled 638,000 units in July, reflecting a 6.1% y/y decline. These brands accounted for 40.1% of total passenger vehicle sales, reflecting a 0.4 y/y percentage point decline.
Exports for July reached 94,000 units, representing an m/m decline of 5.1% and a y/y increase of 36%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 69,000 units, representing a decline of 1.2% m/m and an increase of 44.4% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 25,000 units, marking a decline of 14.3% m/m and an increase of 17.3% y/y.


China - Production of vehicles
Jul. 2018 Jan.-Jul. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 86.90 42.54 -1.94 652.99 40.56 2.33
MPV 11.92 5.82 -18.28 97.71 6.07 -17.25
SUV 69.83 34.17 0.00 581.76 36.14 8.37
Mini Van 3.88 1.91 37.25 25.45 1.58 -18.14
Passenger Cars Total 172.53 84.43 -1.90 1,357.91 84.34 2.55
Commercial Vehicles Total 31.75 15.57 6.65 252.11 15.66 9.04
Grand Total 204.28 100.00 -0.66 1,610.03 100.00 3.52
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Jul. 2018 Jul. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Jul.
2018
Jan.-Jul.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 37,153 26,441 40.5% 250,307 211,660 18.3%
2 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 35,704 31,485 13.4% 217,070 196,665 10.4%
3 VW Tiguan 33,460 30,447 9.9% 203,991 195,658 4.3%
4 VW Lavida 31,828 37,893 -16.0% 249,431 268,314 -7.0%
5 VW Jetta 28,949 28,709 0.8% 137,421 169,357 -18.9%
6 VW Sagitar 27,074 31,661 -14.5% 195,664 182,574 7.2%
7 Haval Haval H6 25,976 30,065 -13.6% 239,311 250,779 -4.6%
8 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 23,320 37,580 -37.9% 262,108 306,160 -14.4%
9 Honda Accord 21,730 11,231 93.5% 93,742 79,200 18.4%
10 Honda Civic 21,341 16,617 28.4% 121,000 100,128 20.8%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, June 2018

12 Jul. 2018

*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 4.8% y/y to 2.274 million units in June
On July 11, 2018 the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for June 2018. Production and sales saw slight declines month-over-month (m/m), but small growth year-over-year (y/y). Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to June showed steady growth y/y. YTD production showed increased growth compared to YTD production from January to May, and decreased growth compared to last year. YTD Sales showed decreased growth compared to that from January to May, and slight increased growth compared to last year. YTD production and sales growth rates are little bit higher than what was predicted by CAAM at the beginning of the year.
Overall vehicle production in June totaled 2.29 million units, down 2.3% m/m and up 5.8% y/y, while sales reached 2.274 million units, down 0.6% m/m and up 4.8% y/y, a higher growth rate compared to last year. YTD production totaled 14.058 million units for a 4.2% y/y increase, while sales totaled 14.066 million units for a 5.6% y/y increase, and a 1.8% higher growth rate compared to last year. Overall performance is better than what was predicted at the beginning of the year.
Passenger vehicle production in June was 1.931 million units, representing a 1.2% m/m decline and a 4.7% y/y increase, while sales were 1.874 million units, representing a 0.8% m/m decline and a 2.3% y/y increase. Production was significantly higher than sales in June. This circumstance (production being higher than sales) has continued for four consecutive months.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 359,000 units, down 8% m/m and up 12.2% y/y. Sales reached 399,000 units, up 0.3% m/m and up 18.2% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 86,000 units, up 31.7% y/y, and sales totaled 84,000 units, up 42.9% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 64,000 units, up 18.6% y/y, while EV sales reached 62,000 units, up 29.5% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 22,000 units for a y/y increase of 93.8%, while sales totaled 22,000 units for a y/y increase of 102.0%.
Sales of Chinese brand passenger vehicles totaled 758,000 units in June, reflecting a 0.2% y/y increase, and these brands accounted for 40.4% of total passenger vehicle sales, reflecting a 0.9% y/y decline.
Exports for June reached 99,000 units, an m/m increase of 6.1% and a strong y/y increase of 23%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 70,000 units, an increase of 0.4% m/m and 29.7% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 29,000 units, an increase of 22.6% m/m and 9.5% y/y. YTD exports totaled 512,000 units for a 29.4% y/y increase. YTD passenger vehicle exports reached 374,000 units, up 37% y/y, while commercial vehicle exports reached 138,000 units, up 12.6% y/y.


China - Production of vehicles
Jun. 2018 Jan.-Jun. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 97.53 42.60 8.83 566.09 40.27 3.02
MPV 12.57 5.49 -25.40 85.79 6.10 -17.10
SUV 79.42 34.69 7.54 511.94 36.42 9.62
Mini Van 3.56 1.55 -14.42 21.54 1.53 -23.78
Passenger Cars Total 193.08 84.33 4.66 1,185.37 84.32 3.23
Commercial Vehicles Total 35.89 15.68 12.18 220.40 15.68 9.41
Grand Total 228.96 100.00 5.77 1,405.77 100.00 4.15
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Jun. 2018 Jun. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Jun.
2018
Jan.-Jun.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 43,966 33,676 30.60% 213,154 185,219 15.10%
2 VW Lavida 34,502 35,795 -3.60% 217,603 230,421 -5.60%
3 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 33,018 32,350 2.10% 181,366 165,180 9.80%
4 VW Tiguan 31,201 27,745 12.50% 170,531 165,211 3.20%
5 VW Sagitar 29,623 25,454 16.40% 168,590 150,913 11.70%
6 VW Jetta 27,905 21,727 28.40% 108,472 140,648 -22.90%
7 Haval Haval H6 26,055 36,973 -29.50% 213,335 220,714 -3.30%
8 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 25,418 40,199 -36.80% 238,788 268,580 -11.10%
9 Emgrand Emgrand 23,650 18,928 24.90% 128,266 121,078 5.90%
10 Geely Bo Yue 23,536 21,936 7.30% 134,092 125,818 6.60%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

Flash report, May 2018

12 Jun. 2018

*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 9.6% y/y to 2.288 million units in May
On June 11, 2018 the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for May 2018. Production and sales saw slight declines month-over-month (m/m), but continuing growth year-over-year (y/y). Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to May ended a y/y increase and showed slight y/y growth compared to YTD production and sales from January to April.
Overall vehicle production in May totaled 2.344 million units, down 2.3% m/m and up 12.8% y/y, while sales reached 2.288 million units, down 1.4% m/m and up 9.6% y/y. YTD production totaled 11.768 million units for a 3.8% y/y increase, while sales totaled 11.792 million units for a 5.7% y/y increase, 2% higher compared to last year and 0.9% higher compared to that from January to April.
Passenger vehicle production in May was 1.954 million units, a 2.3% m/m decline and a 11.8% y/y increase, while sales were 1.889 million units, a 1.3% m/m decline and a 7.9% y/y increase.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 390,000 units, down 2.2% m/m and up 18.3% y/y. Sales reached 398,000 units, down 1.7% m/m and up 18.6% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 96,000 units, up 85.6% y/y, and sales totaled 102,000 units, up 125.6% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 77,000 units, up 75.9% y/y, while sales reached 82,000 units, up 112.8% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 19,000 units for a y/y increase of 138.8%, while sales totaled 20,000 units for a y/y increase of 196.8%.
Sales of passenger vehicles of Chinese brands totaled 786,000 units in May, a 7.7% y/y increase, and these brands accounted for 41.6% of total passenger vehicle sales, a 0.1% y/y decline.
Exports for May reached 93,000 units, an m/m decline of 1.0% and a fast y/y increase of 32.9%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 70,000 units, an increase of 4.3% m/m and 51.7% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 24,000 units, a decline of 13.9% m/m and 2.4% y/y. YTD exports totaled 412,000 units for a 30.9% y/y increase. YTD passenger vehicle exports reached 303,000 units, up 38.6% y/y, while commercial vehicle exports reached 109,000 units, up 13.4% y/y.

China - Production of vehicles
May 2018 Jan.-May 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 98.77 42.13 18.09 468.57 39.82 1.89
MPV 13.21 5.63 -18.86 73.23 6.22 -15.49
SUV 78.54 33.50 11.80 432.52 36.75 10.02
Mini Van 4.90 2.09 6.52 17.98 1.53 -25.40
Passenger Cars Total 195.42 83.36 11.82 992.29 84.32 2.96
Commercial Vehicles Total 39.01 16.64 18.25 184.51 15.68 8.89
Grand Total 234.44 100.00 12.84 1,176.80 100.00 3.84
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model May 2018 May 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-May
2018
Jan.-May
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 40,355 31,468 28.2% 169,188 151,543 11.6%
2 VW Lavida 39,874 41,538 -4.0% 183,101 194,626 -5.9%
3 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 34,309 27,770 23.5% 148,348 132,830 11.7%
4 Baojun Baojun 510 30,263 27,060 11.8% 221,369 96,234 130.0%
5 Haval Haval H6 30,175 36,143 -16.5% 187,280 183,741 1.9%
6 VW Sagitar 29,757 21,191 40.4% 138,967 125,459 10.8%
7 VW Jetta 28,187 18,131 55.5% 80,567 118,921 -32.3%
8 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 27,460 38,484 -28.6% 213,370 228,381 -6.6%
9 VW New Bora (Model X) 23,625 17,243 37.0% 100,101 108,576 -7.8%
10 VW Santana 23,290 17,313 34.5% 110,164 96,304 14.4%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, April 2018

11 May 2018

*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 11.5% y/y to 2.319 million units in April
On May 11, 2018 the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for April 2018. Production and sales saw declines month-over-month (m/m), but fast growth year-over-year (y/y). Year-to-date (YTD) production from January to April ended a y/y decline and showed slight y/y growth compared to YTD production from January to March, while YTD sales had an increased growth rate.
Overall vehicle production in April totaled 2.397 million units, down 8.8% m/m and up 12.3% y/y, while sales reached 2.319 million units, down 12.7% m/m and up 11.5% y/y. YTD production totaled 9.42 million units for a 1.8% y/y increase, while sales totaled 9.501 million units for a 4.8% y/y increase.
Passenger vehicle production in April was 2 million units, a 9.1% m/m decline and a 12.2% y/y increase, while sales were 1.914 million units, an 11.7% m/m decline and an 11.2% y/y increase.
For 1.6-liter (or less) passenger vehicles, sales totaled 1.258 million units for a 9.9% y/y increase, accounting for 65.7% (down 0.7% y/y) of total passenger vehicle sales.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 398,000 units, down 7.4% m/m and up 12.8% y/y. Sales reached 404,000 units, down 17.1% m/m and up 13.0% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 81,000 units, up 117.7% y/y, and sales totaled 82,000 units, up 138.4% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 64,000 units, up 111.5% y/y, while sales reached 65,000 units, up 126.8% y/y; plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 17,000 units for a y/y increase of 143.4%, while sales totaled 17,000 units for a y/y increase of 194.6%.
Exports for April reached 94,000 units, an m/m increase of 5.0% and a fast y/y increase of 39.5%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 67,000 units, a decline of 0.8% m/m and an increase of 43.7% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 28,000 units, an increase of 22.0% m/m and 30.4% y/y. YTD exports totaled 322,000 units for a 31.3% y/y increase. YTD passenger vehicle exports reached 234,000 units, up 35.2% y/y, while commercial vehicle exports reached 88,000 units, up 22.1% y/y.

China - Production of vehicles
Apr. 2018 Jan.-Apr. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 95.47 39.82 12.34 369.80 39.26 -1.72
MPV 13.73 5.73 -7.91 60.02 6.37 -14.71
SUV 86.81 36.21 18.30 353.98 37.58 9.63
Mini Van 3.97 1.66 -20.76 13.08 1.39 -32.95
Passenger Cars Total 199.98 83.42 12.17 796.87 84.60 1.00
Commercial Vehicles Total 39.76 16.58 12.80 145.11 15.40 6.35
Grand Total 239.74 100.00 12.27 941.98 100.00 1.78
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Apr. 2018 Apr. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr.
2018
Jan.-Apr.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Baojun Baojun 510 40,459 25,072 61.4% 191,106 69,174 176.3%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 34,377 30,483 12.8% 128,833 120,075 7.3%
3 Haval Haval H6 34,320 39,669 -13.5% 157,105 147,598 6.4%
4 VW Lavida 34,099 26,938 26.6% 143,227 153,088 -6.4%
5 VW Sagitar 31,085 27,007 15.1% 109,210 104,268 4.7%
6 VW Tiguan 29,509 22,801 29.4% 120,436 110,532 9.0%
7 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 28,811 38,029 -24.2% 185,910 189,897 -2.1%
8 VW New Bora (Model X) 23,482 22,832 2.8% 76,476 91,333 -16.3%
9 Baojun Baojun 530 23,002 0 -% 65,190 0 -%
10 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 22,869 23,509 -2.7% 114,039 105,060 8.5%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, March 2018

12 Apr. 2018

*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 4.7% y/y to 2.656 million units in March
On April 11, 2018 the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for March 2018. Production and sales saw fast increase month-over-month (m/m), but slow growth year-over-year (y/y). Year-to-date (YTD) production from January to March showed y/y declines are slowing compared to the last two months, while YTD sales an increased faster.
Overall vehicle production in March totaled 2.628 million units, up 54.1% m/m and 1.2% y/y, while sales reached 2.656 million units, up 54.7% m/m and 4.7% y/y. YTD production totaled 7.022 million units for a 1.4% y/y decline, while sales totaled 7.183 million units for a 2.8% y/y increase.
Passenger vehicle production in March was 2.199 million units, a 52.8% m/m increase and a 0.5% y/y increase, while sales were 2.169 million units, a 47% m/m increase and a 3.5% y/y increase.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 429,000 units, up 61.2% m/m and 4.6% y/y. Sales reached 488,000 units, up 101.5% m/m and 10.5% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 68,000 units, up 105% y/y, and sales totaled 68,000 units, up 117.4% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 51,000 units, up 91% y/y, while sales reached 52,000 units, up 105.9% y/y; plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 17,000 units for a y/y increase of 163%, while sales totaled 16,000 units for a y/y increase of 167.2%.
Exports for March reached 90,000 units, a fast increase of 60.7% m/m and 28% y/y. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 67,000 units, increases of 65.8% m/m and 36.1% y/y; commercial vehicle exports totaled 23,000 units, increases of 47.2% m/m and 8.8% y/y.

China - Production of vehicles
Mar. 2018 Jan.-Mar. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 99.45 37.84 -4.46 274.33 39.07 -5.82
MPV 16.94 6.44 -16.39 46.28 6.59 -16.54
SUV 99.84 37.98 11.82 267.17 38.05 7.08
Mini Van 3.68 1.40 -28.68 9.11 1.30 -37.14
Passenger Cars Total 219.91 83.66 0.51 596.89 85.00 -2.27
Commercial Vehicles Total 42.93 16.33 4.58 105.32 15.00 4.08
Grand Total 262.85 100.00 1.15 702.22 100.00 -1.36
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Mar. 2018 Mar. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar.
2018
Jan.-Mar.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Baojun Baojun 510 53,920 23,904 125.6% 150,647 44,102 241.6%
2 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 48,989 48,807 0.4% 157,099 151,868 3.4%
3 Haval Haval H6 39,527 29,036 36.1% 122,785 107,929 13.8%
4 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 38,740 36,225 6.9% 94,456 89,592 5.4%
5 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 35,895 30,908 16.1% 91,170 81,551 11.8%
6 VW Tiguan 32,761 26,165 25.2% 90,927 87,731 3.6%
7 VW Sagitar 32,466 30,337 7.0% 78,125 77,261 1.1%
8 VW Lavida 31,316 38,796 -19.3% 109,128 126,150 -13.5%
9 Dongfeng Motor Dongfeng Sokon 29,486 41,321 -28.6% 94,064 106,217 -11.4%
10 Roewe Roewe RX5 28,778 25,522 12.8% 75,106 66,414 13.1%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, February 2018

9 Mar. 2018

*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 11.1% y/y to 1.718 million units in February
On March 9, 2018 the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for February 2018. Due to the Chinese New Year Holiday, production and sales saw sharp declines month-over-month (m/m) and year-over-year (y/y). Year-to-date (YTD) production from January to February showed a y/y decline, while YTD sales increased slightly.
Overall vehicle production in February totaled 1.706 million units, down 36.6% m/m and 20.8% y/y, while sales reached 1.718 million units, down 38.9% m/m and 11.1% y/y.
Passenger vehicle production in February was 1.439 million units, a 38.2% m/m decline and a 22.1% y/y decline, while sales were 1.476 million units, a 39.9% m/m decline and a 9.6% y/y decline.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 266,000 units, down 13.1% y/y. Sales reached 242,000 units, down 19.2% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 39,230 units, up 119.1% y/y, and sales totaled 34,420 units, up 95.2% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 28,872 units, up 89.4% y/y, while sales reached 23,458 units, up 68.4% y/y; plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 10,358 units for a y/y increase of 288.4%; and PHV sales totaled 10,962 units for a y/y increase of 196.4%.
Exports for February reached 56,000 units, a 29.5% m/m decline, but a rapid increase of 11.9% y/y. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 41,000 units, a 32% m/m decline and a 13.9% y/y increase; commercial vehicle exports totaled 15,000 units, a 21.9% m/m decline and a 7.1% y/y increase.


China - Production of vehicles
Feb. 2018 Jan.-Feb. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 65.27 38.27 -26.02 174.88 39.80 -6.58
MPV 11.74 6.88 -29.40 29.34 6.68 -16.64
SUV 64.47 37.80 -15.00 167.33 38.08 4.45
Mini Van 2.45 1.44 -39.21 5.43 1.24 -41.86
Passenger Cars Total 143.92 84.38 -22.10 376.98 85.80 -3.82
Commercial Vehicles Total 26.64 15.62 -13.11 62.39 14.20 3.76
Grand Total 170.57 100.00 -20.82 439.37 100.00 -2.81
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Feb. 2018 Feb. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb.
2018
Jan.-Feb.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Baojun Baojun 510 44,316 14,544 204.7% 96,727 20,198 378.9%
2 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 44,202 51,353 -13.9% 108,110 103,061 4.9%
3 VW Lavida 36,590 36,464 0.3% 77,812 87,354 -10.9%
4 Haval Haval H6 29,906 35,191 -15.0% 83,258 78,893 5.5%
5 VW Tiguan 29,822 30,707 -2.9% 58,166 61,566 -5.5%
6 Dongfeng Motor Dongfeng Sokon 27,185 33,324 -18.4% 64,578 64,896 -0.5%
7 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 21,197 25,760 -17.7% 55,275 50,643 9.1%
8 VW Santana 20,096 17,827 12.7% 47,327 45,112 4.9%
9 Roewe Roewe RX5 18,808 20,156 -6.7% 46,328 40,892 13.3%
10 Emgrand Emgrand 17,527 20,459 -14.3% 42,087 43,341 -2.9%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, January 2018

13 Feb. 2018

*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 11.6% y/y to 2.809 million units in January
On February 9, 2018 the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for January 2018. Production and sales of passenger vehicles showed declines compared to the previous month, and commercial vehicles saw a more significant drop. Production and sales achieved rapid increases on a year-over-year (y/y) basis.
Overall vehicle production in January totaled 2.688 million units, down 11.6% month-over-month (m/m), up 13.6% y/y, while sales reached 2.809 million units, down 8.2% m/m, up 11.6% y/y.
Passenger vehicle production in January was 2.331 million units, a 10.7% m/m decline and 12.5% y/y increase, while sales were 2.456 million units, a 7.4% m/m decline and 10.7% y/y increase. The y/y growth rate for production was 1.1 percentage points lower than that for the overall market, while the rate for sales was 0.9 percentage points lower compared to the overall market.
In the commercial vehicle market, production totaled 358,000 units, up 21.4% y/y. Sales reached 353,000 units, up 18% y/y.
As for new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 40,569 units, up 460.0% y/y, and sales totaled 38,470 units, up 430% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 27,802 units, up 370.0% y/y, while sales reached 26,753 units, up 430.0% y/y, plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 12,765 units for a y/y increase of 840.0%, and PHV sales totaled 11,717 units for a y/y increase of 440.0%.
Exports for January reached 79,000 units, a 17.5% m/m decline and continuing increase of 36.3% y/y. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 60,000 units, a 22.3% m/m decline and 39.7% y/y increase; commercial vehicle exports totaled 20,000 units, a 1.4% m/m increase and 27% y/y increase.

China - Production of vehicles
Jan. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 109.61 40.77 10.75
MPV 17.60 6.55 -5.17
SUV 102.87 38.27 21.99
Mini Van 2.98 1.11 -43.75
Passenger Cars Total 233.06 86.69 12.50
Commercial Vehicles Total 35.77 13.31 21.40
Grand Total 268.83 100.00 13.61
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Jan. 2018 Jan. 2017 Y-o-Y
1 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 63,908 51,708 23.6%
2 Haval Haval H6 53,352 43,702 22.1%
3 Baojun Baojun 510 52,411 5,654 827.0%
4 VW Lavida 41,222 50,890 -19.0%
5 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 38,618 31,468 22.7%
6 Dongfeng Motor Dongfeng Sokon 37,393 31,572 18.4%
7 Buick Excelle GT 35,561 34,525 3.0%
8 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 34,078 24,883 37.0%
9 VW Sagitar 30,528 23,226 31.4%
10 VW Jetta 29,802 25,106 18.7%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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