China - Flash report, Sales volume, 2017

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Flash report, Sales volume, 2017

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Flash report, July 2017

2 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).

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Jul. 2017 Jan.-Jul. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 82.49 41.85 -0.26 622.40 40.61 -2.79
MPV 13.65 6.92 -10.94 114.70 7.48 -15.23
SUV 68.95 34.98 18.06 521.62 34.04 16.99
Mini Van 2.75 1.40 -39.46 34.41 2.25 -26.65
PC Total
167.84 85.15 4.27 1,293.14 84.38 1.95
CV Total 29.28 14.85 18.36 239.38 15.62 17.51
Grand Total 197.12 - 6.15 1,532.52 - 4.10
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Jul. 2017 Jan.-Jul. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 67.92 40.47 7.20 561.87 43.45 4.67
Japanese brands 33.39 19.89 15.18 232.31 17.96 16.74
German brands 35.27 21.01 10.81 262.79 20.32 6.17
American brands 20.25 12.07 -3.66 155.42 12.02 2.59
Korean brands 7.00 4.17 -36.94 50.10 3.87 -45.51
French brands 2.58 1.54 -29.12 21.42 1.66 -36.78
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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


*The below data may differ from the sales volume by make (shipped from the local plant) to be released later on our data for monthly sales volume.
This is due to the difference in calculation methods.


July sales in China: all four Japanese OEMs keep y/y increases
By August 4, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Mazda announced their sales results in China for July 2017. Sales at all four companies increased year-over-year (y/y), with Nissan, Toyota and Honda achieving double-digit increases. Honda regained the top July sales ranking among Japanese automakers.
Nissan announced that it sold 104,794 vehicles in China, which was a 14.2% rise y/y contributed by strong sales of Teana, Sylphy, X-Trail, Qashqai and Murano. The company’s year-to-date (YTD) sales from January reached 755,319 vehicles, up 7.6% y/y.
Toyota sold approximately 108,900 vehicles, a 11.4% increase y/y. The automaker enjoyed strong sales of models including the Corolla and Levin. Toyota’s YTD sales reached 732,900 vehicles, up 6.2% y/y.
On August 2, Honda announced the record July sales at 113,803 vehicles in China, which was a y/y increase of 11.6%. By model, strong sales of the Civic, Elysion, Jade and XR-V contributed to sales growth. Honda’s YTD sales reached 757,970 units, up 17.6% y/y.
On August 4, Mazda announced that the sales for the month in China at 23,028 units, growth of 7.1% y/y. Sales increased thanks to strong demand for CX-4 and Mazda3 Axera. The automaker’s YTD sales reached a record high of 158,568 units, up 14.1% y/y.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Jul. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Jul.
2017
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 108,900 11.4% 732,900 6.2% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Aug. 2, 2017
Nissan 104,794 14.2% 755,319 7.6% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Aug. 4, 2017
Honda 113,803 11.6% 757,970 17.6% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda excluding Acura vehicles (includes imported vehicles) Aug. 3, 2017
Mazda 23,028 7.1% 158,568 14.1% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Aug. 7, 2017
Suzuki (*) 6,928 -32% 63,494 -33.4% Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Aug. 7, 2017
Mitsubishi 9,620 108.1% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Aug. 10, 2017
Subaru 2,028 -40.4% N/A N/A Retail Sales Aug. 10, 2017
Source: Releases by each company
*Y-o-Y figures have been corrected. (Aug. 8, 2017)



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Flash report, June 2017

5 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).


New vehicle sales by type
(Factory shipments)
Jun. 2017 Jan.-Jun. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 88.30 40.66 -4.30 539.91 40.43 -3.17
MPV 16.37 7.54 -3.90 101.05 7.57 -15.78
SUV 74.14 34.14 15.66 452.67 33.90 16.83
Mini Van 4.37 2.01 -22.34 31.67 2.37 -25.28
PC Total
183.18 84.34 2.32 1,125.30 84.27 1.61
CV Total 34.01 15.66 18.36 210.09 15.73 17.39
Grand Total 217.19 - 4.54 1,335.39 - 3.81
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Jun. 2017 Jan.-Jun. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 75.63 41.29 5.54 493.95 43.89 4.33
Japanese brands 36.15 19.74 14.47 198.92 17.68 17.01
German brands 38.20 20.85 11.50 227.52 20.22 5.49
American brands 23.50 12.83 8.29 135.17 12.01 3.59
Korean brands 5.41 2.95 -61.95 43.10 3.83 -46.68
French brands 2.68 1.46 -40.58 18.84 1.67 -37.70
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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


*The below data may differ from the sales volume by make (shipped from the local plant) to be released later on our data for monthly sales volume.
This is due to the difference in calculation methods.


June sales in China: all four Japanese OEMs keep y/y increases
By July 6, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Mazda announced their sales results in China for June 2017. Sales at all four companies increased year-over-year (y/y), with Honda, Mazda and Toyota achieving double-digit increases. Nissan obtained the top June sales ranking among Japanese automakers.
Nissan announced that it sold 118,769 vehicles in China, which was a 8.9% rise y/y contributed by strong sales of Teana, Sylphy, X-Trail and Qashqai. The company’s year-to-date (YTD) sales from January reached 650,525 vehicles, up 6.7% y/y.
Toyota sold approximately 106,900 vehicles, a 10.0% increase y/y. The automaker enjoyed strong sales of models including the Crown, Corolla and RAV4. Toyota’s YTD sales reached 624,000 vehicles, up 5.4% y/y.
On July 4, Honda announced the record June sales at 113,769 vehicles in China, which was a y/y increase of 17.7%. By model, strong sales of the Civic, Accord, Jade and XR-V contributed to sales growth. Honda’s YTD sales reached 644,167 units, up 18.7% y/y.
On July 4, Mazda announced that the sales for the month in China at 23,172 units, growth of 15.1% y/y. Sales increased thanks to strong demand for CX-4 and Atenza. The automaker’s YTD sales reached a record high of 135,540 units, up 15.3% y/y.


New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Jun. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Jun.
2017
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 106,900 10% 624,000 5.4% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jul. 5, 2017
Nissan 118,769 8.9% 650,525 6.7% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Jul. 6, 2017
Honda 113,769 17.7% 644,167 18.7% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda excluding Acura vehicles (includes imported vehicles) Jul. 5, 2017
Mazda 23,172 15.1% 135,540 15.3% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jul. 5, 2017
Suzuki 8,590 -25.1% 56,566 -33.6% Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Jul. 14, 2017
Mitsubishi 8,732 65.1% 49,758 45.4% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jul. 14, 2017
Subaru 2,294 -36.6% 14,744 -20.0% Retail Sales Jul. 14, 2017
Source: Releases by each company

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Flash report, May 2017

5 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).

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
May 2017 Jan.-May 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 83.87 40.01 -9.27 451.61 40.39 -2.97
MPV 14.97 7.14 -16.88 84.68 7.57 -17.75
SUV 71.48 34.10 13.46 378.52 33.85 17.11
Mini Van 4.81 2.30 -25.16 27.30 2.44 -25.72
PC Total
175.13 83.55 -2.64 942.11 84.25 1.48
CV Total 34.47 16.45 15.23 176.09 15.75 17.51
Grand Total 209.60 - -0.09 1118.20 - 3.71
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
May 2017 Jan.-May 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 72.98 41.67 1.79 418.32 44.40 4.11
Japanese brands 33.44 19.09 5.69 162.77 17.28 17.59
German brands 36.75 20.98 4.67 189.32 20.10 4.35
American brands 22.15 12.64 9.87 111.67 11.85 2.67
Korean brands 5.25 3.00 -65.12 37.69 4.00 -43.42
French brands 3.05 1.74 -39.36 16.16 1.72 -37.19
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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




*The below data may differ from the sales volume by make (shipped from the local plant) to be released later on our data for monthly sales volume.
This is due to the difference in calculation methods.


May sales in China: all four Japanese OEMs keep y/y increases
By June 6, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Mazda announced their sales results in China for May 2017. Sales at all four companies increased year-over-year (y/y), with Honda and Mazda achieving double-digit increases again. Honda kept the top May sales ranking among Japanese automakers.
Nissan announced that it sold 112,085 vehicles in China, which was a 5.7% rise y/y contributed by firm sales of Teana, Sylphy and Qashqai. The company’s year-to-date (YTD) sales from January reached 531,756 vehicles, up 6.2% y/y.
Toyota sold approximately 112,800 vehicles, a 9.6% increase y/y. The automaker enjoyed strong sales of models including the Corolla and RAV4.
On June 2, Honda announced the record May sales at 115,584 vehicles in China, which was a y/y increase of 16.2%. By model, strong sales of the Civic and firm sales of Accord contributed to sales growth. Honda’s YTD sales reached 530,398 units, up 19.0% y/y.
On June 2, Mazda announced that the record sales for the month in China at 25,093 units, growth of 27.9% y/y. Sales increased thanks to strong demand for all models equipped with Skyactive Technology including the Mazda3 Axela. The automaker’s YTD sales reached a record high of 112, 367 units, up 15.4% y/y.


New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand May 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-May
2017
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 112,800 9.6% 517,100 4.5% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jun. 6, 2017
Nissan 112,085 5.7% 531,756 6.2% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Jun. 6, 2017
Honda 115,584 16.2% 530,398 19.0% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda excluding Acura vehicles (includes imported vehicles) Jun. 5, 2017
Mazda 25,093 27.9% 112,367 15.4% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jun. 5, 2017
Suzuki 9,720 -24.3% N/A N/A Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Jun. 15, 2017
Mitsubishi 8,693 67.9% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jun. 15, 2017
Subaru 2,430 -35.2% N/A N/A Retail Sales Jun. 15, 2017
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, April 2017

8 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).

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Apr. 2017 Jan.-Apr. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 83.79 40.21 -7.68 367.74 40.47 -1.41
MPV 14.38 6.90 -19.91 69.71 7.67 -17.92
SUV 68.44 32.84 11.11 307.05 33.79 17.99
Mini Van 5.62 2.70 -33.85 22.48 2.47 -25.86
PC Total
172.22 82.84 -3.68 766.98 84.41 2.47
CV Total 36.17 17.36 5.26 141.62 15.59 17.72
Grand Total 208.40 - -2.24 908.60 - 4.58
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Apr. 2017 Jan.-Apr. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 73.32 42.57 -1.94 345.34 45.03 4.62
Japanese brands 33.23 19.29 16.03 129.33 16.86 21.12
German brands 35.04 20.34 1.21 152.57 19.89 4.28
American brands 21.45 12.46 8.77 89.52 11.67 1.02
Korean brands 5.11 2.96 -65.21 32.44 4.23 -37.10
French brands 2.86 1.66 -45.52 13.11 1.71 -36.70
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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



*The below data may differ from the sales volume by make (shipped from the local plant) to be released later on our data for monthly sales volume.
This is due to the difference in calculation methods.


April sales in China: all four Japanese OEMs achieve y/y increases
By May 16, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Mazda announced their sales results in China for April 2017. Sales at all four companies increased year-over-year (y/y), with Honda and Mazda achieving double-digit increases. Honda topped the April sales ranking among Japanese automakers.
Nissan announced that it sold 105,324 vehicles in China, which was a 9.5% rise y/y. The company’s year-to-date (YTD) sales from January reached 419,671 vehicles, up 6.3% y/y.
Toyota sold approximately 108,300 vehicles, a 7.2% increase y/y. The automaker enjoyed strong sales of models including the Levin HEV and Camry HEV from GAC Toyota. FAW Toyota’s RAV4 and Crown also sold well. Toyota’s YTD sales reached approximately 404,400 vehicles, up 3.1% y/y.
On May 9, Honda announced that it sold 109,518 vehicles in China, which was a y/y increase of 29.4%. By model, sales of the Accord, Civic, CR-V, and XR-V contributed to sales growth. Honda’s YTD sales reached 414,814 units, up 20% y/y.
On May 3, Mazda announced that it sold 22,835 units in China, growth of 17.9% y/y. Sales increased thanks to continued strong demand for models including the CX-4 and Atenza. The automaker’s YTD sales reached 87,274 units, up 12.2% y/y.



New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Apr. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr.
2017
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 108,300 7.2% 404,400 3.1% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May 9, 2017
Nissan 105,324 9.5% 419,671 6.3% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. May 8, 2017
Honda 109,518 29.4% 414,814 19.8% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda excluding Acura vehicles (includes imported vehicles) May 9, 2017
Mazda 22,835 17.9% 87,274 12.2% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May 8, 2017
Suzuki 10,191 -16.0% N/A N/A Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. May 23, 2017
Mitsubishi 6,943 53.6% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May 23, 2017
Subaru 2,424 -29.1% N/A N/A Retail Sales May 23, 2017
Source: Releases by each company

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Flash report, March 2017

6 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).

New vehicle sales by type
(Factory shipments)
Mar. 2017 Jan.-Mar. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 99.02 38.94 -4.93 283.95 40.55 0.59
MPV 19.93 7.84 -14.93 55.34 7.90 -17.40
SUV 83.23 32.73 19.59 238.61 34.08 20.91
Mini Van 7.46 2.93 -16.74 16.86 2.41 -22.74
PC Total
209.63 82.44 1.70 594.76 84.94 4.63
CV Total 44.66 17.56 16.19 105.45 15.06 22.85
Grand Total 254.29 - 3.98 700.20 - 7.02
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Mar. 2017 Jan.-Mar. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 95.68 45.64 7.30 272.03 45.74 6.54
Japanese brands 37.87 18.07 17.50 96.10 16.16 22.98
German brands 39.18 18.69 -0.58 117.54 19.76 5.24
American brands 24.62 11.74 2.75 68.07 11.44 -1.20
Korean brands 7.20 3.44 -52.66 27.34 4.60 -25.87
French brands 3.73 1.78 -31.18 10.25 1.72 -33.70
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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



*The below data may differ from the sales volume by make (shipped from the local plant) to be released later on our data for monthly sales volume.
This is due to the difference in calculation methods.


March sales in China: all four Japanese OEMs achieve y/y increases
By April 7, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Mazda announced their sales results in China for March 2017. Sales at all four companies increased year-over-year (y/y), while Toyota, Honda, and Mazda achieved double-digit growth. Sales at Nissan showed a single-digit increase, but the company was able to take over the lead from Toyota.
On April 7, Nissan announced that it sold 120,106 vehicles in China in March, which was a 9.0% rise y/y. Growth was attributable to significant sales increases of the major Sylphy compact sedan and Qashqai SUV, and Nissan took the top spot among Japanese OEMs for the first time in two months. The company’s year-to-date (YTD) sales since January reached 314,347 vehicles, up 5.3% y/y.
Toyota sold 112,400 vehicles, an 11.9% increase y/y as a result of its intensive sales campaigns. By model, the Corolla compact sedan and RAV4 SUV sold well. Toyota’s YTD sales reached 296,000 units, up 1.7% y/y.
Honda achieved its highest-ever sales for the month of March for sales of 111,127 units, up 14.6% y/y. Its sales were buoyed by favorable demand for models including the Civic compact car, whose sales almost quadrupled from the same month in 2016. The Accord and Civic also sold well. YTD sales reached 305,296 units, up 16.6% y/y.
On April 5, Mazda announced that it sold 23,635 units in China in March, growth of 20.9% y/y. It achieved the highest-ever sales for the month thanks to continued strong demand for the CX-4 and the partially improved Mazda3 Axela, which was released in February. The automaker’s YTD sales reached 64,439 units, up 10.3% y/y.


New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Mar. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar.
2017
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 112,400 11.9% 296,000 1.7% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 7, 2017
Nissan 120,106 9.0% 314,347 5.3% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Apr. 13, 2017
Honda 111,127 14.6% 305,296 16.6% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda excluding Acura vehicles (includes imported vehicles) Apr. 7, 2017
Mazda 23,635 20.9% 64,439 10.3% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 6, 2017
Suzuki 10,763 -34.7% N/A N/A Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Apr. 17, 2017
Mitsubishi 10,768 71.2% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 17, 2017
Subaru 2,655 -38.9% N/A N/A Retail Sales Apr. 17, 2017
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, February 2017

2 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.

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Feb. 2017 Jan.-Feb. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 76.93 39.67 15.14 184.94 41.47 3.82
MPV 14.79 7.63 -15.16 35.41 7.94 -18.74
SUV 67.25 34.68 40.01 155.38 34.85 21.63
Mini Van 4.30 2.22 -25.11 9.41 2.11 -26.93
PC Total
163.27 84.19 18.29 385.13 86.37 6.29
CV Total 30.65 15.81 49.90 60.78 13.63 28.28
Grand Total 193.92 - 22.37 445.91 - 8.84
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Feb. 2017 Jan.-Feb. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 78.62 48.15 22.88 176.35 45.79 6.13
Japanese brands 25.12 15.38 56.12 58.23 15.12 26.84
German brands 29.81 18.26 8.36 78.36 20.35 8.41
American brands 16.95 10.38 -1.51 43.45 11.28 -3.32
Korean brands 9.12 5.59 -1.72 20.13 5.23 -7.11
French brands 2.65 1.62 -23.85 6.51 1.69 -35.09
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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


*The below data may differ from the sales volume by make (shipped from the local plant) to be released later on our data for monthly sales volume.
This is due to the difference in calculation methods.


February sales in China: Four Japanese OEMs achieve double-digit increase
In February 2017, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, and Honda all enjoyed a double-digit sales increase in China. Despite lower tax reduction rates for small vehicles (with 1.6L or smaller engines) introduced in January 2017, the tax break program still contributes to boosting car sales.
On March 3, Nissan announced that it sold 74,830 vehicles in China in February, which was a 23.0% increase y/y. Growth was attributable to strong sales of the popular Sylphy compact sedans and Qashqai SUVs. The automaker’s year-to-date (YTD) sales that include January results were 194,241 vehicles, up 3.1% on a year-over-year (y/y) basis.
Toyota sold 81,900 vehicles, a y/y increase of 25.1% y/y due mainly to significant growth in sales of the Corolla and Levin, its major sedans. YTD sales were 183,600 vehicles, down 3.6% y/y. Its February-only sales were the highest among Japanese automakers.
Honda achieved its highest-ever sales for the month of February with sales of 81,125 units, up 41.4% y/y. Its sales were buoyed by favorable demand for models including the Accord, CRV, and Civic. YTD sales reached 194,169 units, up 17.9% y/y.
Mazda sold 15,783 units, growth of 22.3% y/y. YTD sales reached 40,804 units (up 5.0% y/y), the highest for the OEM’s January-February sales.


New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Feb. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb.
2017
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 81,900 25.1% 183,600 -3.6% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 3, 2017
Nissan 74,830 23% 194,241 3.1% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Mar. 3, 2017
Honda 81,125 41.4% 194,169 17.9% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda excluding Acura vehicles (includes imported vehicles) Mar. 2, 2017
Mazda 15,783 22.3% 40,804 5.0% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 3, 2017
Suzuki 8,134 -39.1% N/A N/A Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Mar. 14, 2017
Mitsubishi 6,477 52.5% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 14, 2017
Subaru 1,311 -41.1% N/A N/A Retail Sales Mar. 14, 2017
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, January 2017

6 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.

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Jan. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 108.01 42.87 -2.97
MPV 20.62 8.18 -21.13
SUV 88.10 34.97 10.51
Mini Van 5.10 2.02 -28.41
PC Total
221.82 88.04 -1.10
CV Total 30.13 11.96 11.32
Grand Total 251.95 - 0.23
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Jan. 2017
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 97.69 44.04 -4.39
Japanese brands 33.11 14.93 11.03
German brands 48.54 21.88 8.42
American brands 26.51 11.95 -1.45
Korean brands 11.01 4.96 -11.14
French brands 3.87 1.74 -40.92
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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



*The below data may differ from the sales volume by make (shipped from the local plant) to be released later on our data for monthly sales volume.
This is due to the difference in calculation methods.


January sales in China: Nissan, Toyota, Mazda see y/y decline due to Lunar New Year
In January 2017, Nissan, Toyota, and Mazda saw their sales in China decrease on a year-over-year (y/y) basis, while Honda continued to achieve y/y growth for a marginal increase. Sales were impacted by fewer working days due to the earlier start of the Lunar New Year holidays. The decline was also attributable to a lower tax reduction rate for small vehicles with 1.6L or smaller engines. While a 10% tax is levied on a new vehicle purchase, a lower 5% tax rate was applied to small vehicles with 1.6L or smaller engines until the end of 2016. Thereafter, in January 2017, the small car tax rate was increased to 7.5%.
Nissan sold 119,411 vehicles, which was a 6.2% decrease y/y. Its sales were affected by fewer working days due to the Lunar New Year holidays, and a decrease in demand for small vehicles after strong December sales (before the small car tax rate was increased). Toyota sold 101,800 vehicles, down 18.7% y/y due mainly to slow sales of the Corolla and Levin, the OEMs’ major models. Mazda reported sales of 24,994 units, down 3.7% y/y impacted by the Lunar New Year holidays.
Meanwhile, Honda achieved a y/y rise of 5.3% by selling 113,044 vehicles. The company’s sales were the second highest among Japanese automakers for the second consecutive month. Honda attained record sales for the month of January thanks to strong sales of the Civic and Accord, despite decreases in sales of the Vezel and XR-V, which sold well in 2016.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Jan. 2017 Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 101,800 -18.7% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 9, 2017
Nissan 119,411 -6.2% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Feb. 9, 2017
Honda 113,044 5.3% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda excluding Acura vehicles (includes imported vehicles) Feb. 9, 2017
Mazda 24,994 -3.7% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 6, 2017
Suzuki 9,168 -51.4% Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Feb. 16, 2017
Mitsubishi 8,145 -6.3% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 16, 2017
Subaru 3,630 -22.4% Retail Sales Feb. 16, 2017
Source: Releases by each company


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