China - Flash report, Sales volume, 2018

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Flash report, Sales volume, 2018

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Flash report, August 2018

5 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.

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Aug. 2018 Jan.-Aug. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 90.11 42.84 -3.42 742.03 41.00 3.67
MPV 11.93 5.67 -13.59 110.78 6.12 -13.79
SUV 73.76 35.07 -4.68 636.22 35.16 6.20
Mini Van 3.19 1.52 5.14 30.23 1.67 -19.28
Passenger Cars Total
178.99 85.10 -4.55 1,519.26 83.96 2.60
Commercial Vehicles Total 31.35 14.90 1.11 290.35 16.04 8.71
Grand Total 210.34 100.00 -3.75 1,809.61 100.00 3.53
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Aug. 2018 Jan.-Aug. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 68.41 38.22 -11.06 643.99 42.39 0.81
Japanese brands 35.74 19.97 7.23 277.00 18.23 4.28
German brands 42.42 23.70 5.44 327.75 21.57 8.16
American brands 19.15 10.70 -22.66 161.85 10.65 -10.17
Korean brands 9.10 5.08 19.74 69.23 4.56 19.98
French brands 1.98 1.11 -37.14 23.23 1.53 -5.45
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases



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



*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.

Four Japanese OEMs announce Chinese sales figures for August
As of September 5, four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for August. Toyota and Nissan achieved sales growth.
On September 5 Nissan announced that it sold 127,077 units in China, a 4.0% y/y increase resulting from strong sales of the Sylphy, Qashqai, X-TRAIL, Teana, and Kicks. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to August totaled 954,383 units for an 8.8% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 133,000 units, a 22.6% y/y increase. Its YTD sales increased 11.8% y/y to 940,500 units.
On September 4 Honda announced that it sold 117,188 units, a 9.9% y/y decline. By model, sales of the Fit, Odyssey, Accord, CIVIC, and Elysion saw growth. Sales of the Avancier, CR-V, UR-V, Greiz, Gienia, and Spirior saw sharp declines. The automaker’s YTD sales reached 832,248 units for a 7.1% y/y decline.
On September 4 Mazda announced that it sold 22,369 units for a y/y decline of 12.7%. It has record January-August YTD sales of 188,805 units, a 2.5% y/y increase.


New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Aug. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Aug.
2018
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 133,000 22.6% 940,500 11.8% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Sep. 6, 2018
Nissan 127,077 4.0% 954,383 8.8% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Sep. 6, 2018
Honda 117,188 -9.9% 832,248 -7.1% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Sep. 5 , 2018
Mazda 22,369 -12.7% 188,805 2.5% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Sep. 5 , 2018
Suzuki TBA TBA TBA TBA - -
Mitsubishi TBA TBA TBA TBA - -
Subaru
1,759
-22.2%
N/A
N/A
Retail Sales Sep. 19, 2018
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, July 2018

3 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.


New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Jul. 2018 Jan.-Jul. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 81.46 43.12 -1.25 650.86

40.79

4.57
MPV 10.66 5.64 -21.90 98.85 6.20 -13.82
SUV 63.27 33.49 -8.24 559.70 35.08 7.30
Mini Van 3.56 1.88 29.74 27.03 1.69 -21.44
Passenger Cars Total
158.95 84.14 -5.30 1,336.45 83.77 3.35
Commercial Vehicles Total 29.96 15.86 3.34 259.02 16.23 9.67
Grand Total 188.91 100.00 -4.02 1,595.47 100.00 4.33
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Jul. 2018 Jan.-Jul. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 63.77 40.12 -6.11 575.58 43.07 2.44
Japanese brands 32.75 20.61 -1.92 241.26 18.05 3.85
German brands 38.06 23.95 7.91 285.33 21.35 7.90
American brands 16.83 10.59 -16.89 142.70 10.68 -8.18
Korean brands 4.90 3.08 -30.00 60.13 4.50 20.02
French brands 1.57 0.99 -39.15 21.25 1.59 -0.70
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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 - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Jul. 2018 Jul. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.- Jul.
2018
Jan.- Jul.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 35,392 32,110 10.2% 229,084 201,791 13.5%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 34,640 26,033 33.1% 245,224 206,198 18.9%
3 VW Lavida 33,484 25,498 31.3% 254,732 255,330 -0.2%
4 VW Jetta 27,474 23,029 19.3% 169,954 172,890 -1.7%
5 Haval Haval H6 26,042 37,305 -30.2% 244,695 263,816 -7.2%
6 VW Tiguan 25,555 21,065 21.3% 173,496 181,138 -4.2%
7 VW Sagitar 24,596 27,836 -11.6% 181,211 168,772 7.4%
8 VW New Passat (NMS) 21,611 8,582 151.8% 109,836 91,832 19.6%
9 Emgrand Emgrand 20,021 18,413 8.7% 148,029 139,922 5.8%
10 Honda Civic 19,609 15,987 22.7% 116,664 100,064 16.6%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


*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.


Four Japanese OEMs announce Chinese sales figures for July
As of August 3, four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for July. Nissan and Toyota achieved double digit year-over-year (y/y) growth and Nissan maintained its top spot in the rankings.
Nissan announced that it sold 106,859 units in China, a 2.0% y/y increase resulting from strong sales of the Sylphy, Teana, X-TRAIL, Qashiqai, and Kicks. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to July totaled 827,306 units, a 9.5% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 127,400 vehicles, a 17.0% y/y increase. Its YTD sales increased 10.2% y/y to 807,400 units.
Honda announced July sales of 105,960 vehicles in China, a y/y decline of 7.8%. By model, sales of the Fit, CR-V, and CIVIC saw growth. Sales of the XR-V, Greiz, Gienia, and Spirior saw sharp declines. The autmoaker’s YTD sales reached 715,060 units for a 6.6% y/y decline.
Mazda announced sales of 20,597 units in China for a decline of 10.6% y/y. It had record YTD sales of 166,436 units, a 5.0% y/y increase.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Jul. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Jul.
2018
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 127,400 17% 807,400 10.2% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Aug. 3, 2018
Nissan 106,859 2.0% 827,306 9.5% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Aug. 6, 2018
Honda 105,960 -7.8% 715,060 -6.6% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Aug. 6, 2018
Mazda 20,597 -10.6% 166,436 5.0% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Aug. 6, 2018
Suzuki 3,725 -46.2% N/A N/A Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Aug. 15, 2018
Mitsubishi 10,666 10.9% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Aug. 15, 2018
Subaru 1,723 -15.0% N/A N/A Retail Sales Aug. 15, 2018
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, June 2018

4 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.


New vehicle sales by type
(Factory shipments)
Jun. 2018 Jan.-Jun. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 96.34 42.37 9.11 569.40 40.48 5.46
MPV 12.93 5.69 -21.03 88.19 6.27 -12.72
SUV 73.76 32.44 -0.52 496.47 35.29 9.68
Mini Van 4.39 1.93 0.53 23.47 1.67 -25.88
Passenger Cars Total
187.42 82.43 2.31 1,177.53 83.71 4.64
Commercial Vehicles Total 39.95 17.57 18.20 229.11 16.29 10.58
Grand Total 227.37 100.00 4.79 1,406.65 100.00 5.57
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Jun. 2018 Jan.-Jun. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 75.77 40.43 0.19 511.81 43.46 3.62
Japanese brands 37.42 19.96 3.51 208.51 17.71 4.82
German brands 40.09 21.39 4.95 247.27 21.00 8.68
American brands 18.12 9.67 -22.89 125.87 10.69 -6.88
Korean brands 11.41 6.09 110.91 55.23 4.69 28.14
French brands 2.71 1.44 1.12 19.68 1.67 4.46
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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 - Top 10 best selling 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 43,633 33,110 31.8% 210,584 180,165 16.9%
2 VW Lavida 41,653 32,871 26.7% 221,248 229,832 -3.7%
3 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 32,248 32,923 -2.1% 193,692 169,681 14.2%
4 VW New Santana 28,209 13,690 106.1% 139,401 117,597 18.5%
5 VW Jetta 27,042 23,628 14.4% 142,480 149,861 -4.9%
6 Haval Haval H6 26,279 35,171 -25.3% 218,653 226,511 -3.5%
7 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 26,005 34,482 -24.6% 240,318 260,992 -7.9%
8 VW Sagitar 23,547 22,952 2.6% 156,615 140,936 11.1%
9 Geely Bo Yue 22,233 21,282 4.5% 139,088 124,432 11.8%
10 Baojun Baojun 510 20,507 30,709 -33.2% 216,742 102,906 110.6%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


*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.


Four Japanese OEMs announce China sales figures for June
As of July 5, four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for June. Nissan and Toyota achieved double digit year-over-year (y/y) growth and Nissan maintained its top spot in the rankings.
Nissan announced that it sold 131,038 units in China, a 10.4% y/y increase resulting from strong sales of the Sylphy, X-TRAIL, Qashiqai, Teana, and Murano. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to June totaled 720,447 units, a 10.8% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 117,800 vehicles, a 10.2% y/y increase. Its YTD sales increased 9.0% y/y to 680,000 units.
Honda announced June sales of 107,985 vehicles in China, a y/y decline of 6.0%. By model, sales of the Crider, Fit, and Vezel contributed to sales growth. Sales of the Greiz, Gienia, UR-V, and City saw sharp decline. Its YTD sales reached 609,100 units for a 6.4% y/y decline.
Mazda announced sales of 19,312 units in China for a decline of 16.7% y/y. It sold 145,842 units, a 7.6% y/y increase. YTD sales of four models equipped with SKYACTIV technology saw outstanding increase. Those models saw record sales compared to the first half of 2018.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Jun. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Jun.
2018
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 117,800 10.2% 680,000 9% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jul. 5, 2018
Nissan 131,038 10.4% 720,447 10.7% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Jul. 5, 2018
Honda 107,985 -6% 609,100 -6.4% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Jul. 4, 2018
Mazda 19,312 -16.7% 145,842 7.6% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jul. 4, 2018
Suzuki 4,685 -45.5% 36,199 -36.0% Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Jul. 19, 2018
Mitsubishi 12,249 40.3% 68,559 37.8% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jul. 19, 2018
Subaru 837 -63.5% 9,398 -36.3% Retail Sales Jul. 19, 2018
Source: Releases by each company



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Flash report, May 2018

5 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.

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
May 2018 Jan.-May 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 94.01 41.09 12.09 473.06 40.12 4.75
MPV 13.91 6.08 -7.11 75.27 6.38 -11.12
SUV 76.13 33.28 6.51 422.67 35.84 11.66
Mini Van 4.90 2.14 1.68 19.08 1.62 -30.11
Passenger Cars Total
188.94 82.59 7.89 990.08 83.96 5.09
Commercial Vehicles Total 39.83 17.41 18.62 189.17 16.04 9.10
Grand Total 228.77 100.00 9.61 1,179.24 100.00 5.71
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
May 2018 Jan.-May 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 78.59 41.59 7.69 436.04 44.04 4.24
Japanese brands 36.52 19.33 9.21 171.09 17.28 5.11
German brands 40.40 21.38 9.93 207.18 20.93 9.43
American brands 19.63 10.39 -11.38 107.75 10.88 -3.51
Korean brands 9.03 4.78 72.00 43.82 4.43 16.26
French brands 3.18 1.68 4.26 16.97 1.71 5.01
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases



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 - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model May 2018 May 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.- May
2018
Jan.- May
2017
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 40,570 37,602 7.9% 179,595 196,961 -8.8%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 39,363 32,462 21.3% 166,951 147,055 13.5%
3 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 34,543 28,334 21.9% 161,444 136,758 18.1%
4 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 32,587 36,465 -10.6% 214,313 226,510 -5.4%
5 Haval Haval H6 30,616 35,262 -13.2% 192,374 191,340 0.5%
6 VW Jetta 28,364 24,084 17.8% 115,438 126,233 -8.6%
7 VW Tiguan 26,385 31,362 -15.9% 129,072 131,245 -1.7%
8 Baojun Baojun 510 24,003 24,108 -0.4% 196,235 72,197 171.8%
9 VW Sagitar 23,156 19,798 17.0% 133,068 117,984 12.8%
10 VW New Santana 21,775 16,915 28.7% 111,192 103,907 7.0%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


*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.


Four Japanese OEMs announce China sales figures for May
As of June 6, four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for May. Nissan and Toyota achieved year-on-year (y/y) sales growth, and Nissan achieved double digit growth and maintained its top spot in the rankings.
Nissan announced that it sold 128,059 units in China, a 14.3% y/y increase resulting from strong sales of the Sylphy, X-TRAIL, Teana, and Murano. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to May totaled 589,409 units, a 10.8% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 122,400 vehicles, an 8.6% y/y increase. Its YTD sales increased 8.7% y/y to 562,200 units.
Honda announced May sales of 99,263 vehicles in China, a y/y decline of 15.3%. By model, sales of the Crider, Civic, Vezel, Elysion, Odyssey, AVANCIER, and Honda UR-V contributed to sales growth. Sales of the CR-V declined sharply due to a recall. The Accord and Fit also saw sales decline. Its YTD sales reached 501,116 units for a 6.5% y/y decline.
Mazda announced sales of 24,495 units in China for a decline of 2.4% y/y. It achieved record YTD sales in China by selling 126,530 units, a 12.6% y/y increase. YTD sales of models equipped with the SKYACTIV technology in China totaled 1,000,000 units.


New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand May 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-May
2018
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 122,400 8.6% 562,200 8.7% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jun. 6, 2018
Nissan 128,059 14.3% 589,409 10.8% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Jun. 6, 2018
Honda 99,263 -15.3% 501,116 -6.5% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Jun. 5, 2018
Mazda 24,495 -2.4% 126,530 12.6% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jun. 5, 2018
Suzuki 6,566 -32.4% N/A N/A Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Jun. 19, 2018
Mitsubishi 13,109 50.8% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jun. 19, 2018
Subaru 1,880 -22.6% N/A N/A Retail Sales Jun. 19, 2018
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, April 2018

7 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.

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Apr. 2018 Jan.-Apr. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 92.83 40.04 10.80 379.05 39.89 3.08
MPV 13.71 5.91 -4.62 61.36 6.46 -11.98
SUV 81.00 34.93 18.34 346.54 36.47 12.86
Mini Van 3.90 1.68 -30.71 14.18 1.49 -36.92
Passenger Cars Total
191.44 82.57 11.16 801.14 84.32 4.45
Commercial Vehicles Total 40.42 17.43 12.99 148.99 15.68 6.56
Grand Total 231.86 100.00 11.47 950.12 100.00 4.78
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Apr. 2018 Jan.-Apr. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 81.04 42.33 10.54 357.45 44.62 3.51
Japanese brands 33.92 17.72 2.08 134.57 16.80 4.05
German brands 39.08 20.41 11.53 166.78 20.82 9.31
American brands 22.10 11.54 3.03 88.12 11.00 -1.56
Korean brands 10.31 5.39 101.76 34.79 4.34 7.24
French brands 3.43 1.79 19.93 13.79 1.72 5.19
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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 - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Apr. 2018 Apr. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr.
2018
Jan.-Apr.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 34,467 29,683 16.1% 127,588 114,593 11.3%
2 Haval Haval H6 34,014 36,367 -6.5% 161,758 156,078 3.6%
3 Baojun Baojun 510 33,007 21,987 50.1% 172,232 48,089 258.2%
4 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 31,805 36,143 -12.0% 181,726 190,045 -4.4%
5 VW Lavida 30,449 29,327 3.8% 139,025 159,359 -12.8%
6 VW Tiguan 26,816 21,602 24.1% 102,687 99,883 2.8%
7 VW Sagitar 26,367 20,977 25.7% 109,912 98,186 11.9%
8 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 24,546 23,966 2.4% 126,901 108,424 17.0%
9 Geely Bo Yue 23,025 21,263 8.3% 95,563 82,008 16.5%
10 Dongfeng Motor Dongfeng Sokon 22,823 23,348 -2.2% 112,992 118,616 -4.7%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


*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.


Four Japanese OEMs announce China sales figures for April
As of May 10, four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for April. Nissan, Toyota, and Mazda achieved year-on-year (y/y) sales growth, and Nissan achieved double-digit increases that helped it maintain its top spot in the rankings.
Nissan announced that it sold 125,219 units in China, an 18.9% y/y increase resulting from strong sales of the Sylphy, X-TRAIL, Teana, and Murano. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to April totaled 461,350 units for a y/y increase of 9.9%.
Toyota sold 117,900 units in China, an 8.9% y/y increase. YTD sales reached 439,800 units for an 8.8% y/y increase.
Honda announced April sales of 101,027 vehicles in China, a y/y decrease of 8.8%. By model, the Civic, Jade, Elysion, AVANCIER, and Honda UR-V saw sales growth. Sales of the CR-V showed a sharp decline due to the recall, while sales of the Accord and Greiz also fell. YTD sales declined 4.0% y/y to 401,853 units.
Mazda announced sales of 24,572 units in China for an increase of 7.6% y/y. Its main models with SKYACTIV technology maintained steady sales. It had record YTD sales of 102,022 units for a 16.9% y/y increase.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Apr. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr.
2018
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 117,900 9% 439,800 9% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May 7, 2018
Nissan 125,219 18.9% 461,350 9.9% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. May 7, 2018
Honda 101,027 -8.8% 401,853 -4.0% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) May 11, 2018
Mazda 24,572 7.6% 102,022 16.9% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May 7, 2018
Suzuki 6,521 -36.0% N/A N/A Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. May 16, 2018
Mitsubishi 10,645 53.3% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May 16, 2018
Subaru 882 -63.6% N/A N/A Retail Sales May 16, 2018
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, March 2018

4 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.

New vehicle sales by type
(Factory shipments)
Mar. 2018 Jan.-Mar. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 102.65 38.64 3.66 286.22 39.85 0.80
MPV 17.64 6.64 -11.47 47.65 6.63 -13.89
SUV 92.12 34.68 10.69 265.54 36.97 11.29
Mini Van 4.45 1.68 -40.36 10.59 1.47 -37.22
Passenger Cars Total
216.86 81.64 3.45 610.00 84.93 2.56
Commercial Vehicles Total 48.77 18.36 10.46 108.27 15.07 4.06
Grand Total 265.63 100.00 4.67 718.27 100.00 2.79
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Mar. 2018 Jan.-Mar. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 99.62 45.94 4.11 276.41 45.31 1.61
Japanese brands 35.86 16.54 -5.31 100.65 16.50 4.73
German brands 43.18 19.91 10.21 127.70 20.93 8.64
American brands 22.74 10.49 -7.64 66.02 10.82 -3.01
Korean brands 9.75 4.50 35.42 24.48 4.01 -10.46
French brands 4.17 1.92 11.80 10.36 1.70 1.07
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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 - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Mar. 2018 Mar. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar.
2018
Jan.-Mar.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 52,715 52,509 0.4% 149,921 153,902 -2.6%
2 Baojun Baojun 510 41,158 18,016 128.5% 139,225 26,102 433.4%
3 VW Lavida 38,914 47,595 -18.2% 108,576 130,032 -16.5%
4 Haval Haval H6 38,358 40,090 -4.3% 127,744 119,711 6.7%
5 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 37,672 33,920 11.1% 93,121 84,910 9.7%
6 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 33,670 31,441 7.1% 102,355 84,458 21.2%
7 VW Sagitar 32,051 26,215 22.3% 83,545 77,209 8.2%
8 Dongfeng Motor Dongfeng Sokon 31,359 33,137 -5.4% 90,169 95,268 -5.4%
9 Baojun Baojun 310 28,576 16,056 78.0% 65,898 50,120 31.5%
10 VW Tiguan 28,296 27,886 1.5% 75,871 78,281 -3.1%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


*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.


Four Japanese OEMs announce China sales figures for March
As of April 9, four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for March. Nissan and Toyota achieved year-on-year (y/y) sales growth, and Nissan maintained its top spot in the rankings.
Nissan announced that it sold 122,959 units in China, a 2.4% y/y increase resulting from strong sales of the Sylphy, X-TRAIL, KICKS, Venucia D60, Venucia T70, and Venucia T90. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to March totaled 336,131 units, a 6.9% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 118,500 vehicles, a 5.4% y/y increase. Its YTD sales increased 8.7% y/y to 321,900 units.
Honda announced March sales of 97,587 vehicles in China, a y/y decline of 13.0%. By model, steady sales of the Accord, Jade, AVANCIER, Honda UR-V contributed to sales growth. Sales of the CR-V declined sharply due to a recall. The Fit, Vezel, and Civic also saw sales decline. Its YTD sales reached 300,826 units for a 2.3% y/y decline.
Mazda announced sales of 23,406 units in China for a decline of 1.0% y/y. It achieved record YTD sales in China by selling 77,450 units, a 20.2% y/y increase.


New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Mar. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar.
2018
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 118,500 5.4% 321,900 8.7% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 5, 2018
Nissan 122,959 2.4% 336,131 6.9% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Apr. 5, 2018
Honda 97,587 -13.0% 300,826 -2.3% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Apr. 4, 2018
Mazda 23,406 -1.0% 77,450 20.2% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 4, 2018
Suzuki 7,213 -33.0% N/A N/A Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Apr. 19, 2018
Mitsubishi 11,589 7.6% N/A N/A Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 19, 2018
Subaru 2,356 -11.3% N/A N/A Retail Sales Apr. 19, 2018
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, February 2018

5 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.

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Feb. 2018 Jan.-Feb. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 67.70 39.42 -12.00 183.57 40.55 -0.74
MPV 12.15 7.07 -17.86 30.01 6.63 -15.26
SUV 65.13 37.92 -3.14 173.44 38.31 11.63
Mini Van 2.57 1.50 -40.34 6.14 1.36 -34.72
Passenger Cars Total
147.55 85.90 -9.63 393.17 86.86 2.09
Commercial Vehicles Total 24.21 14.10 -19.24 59.50 13.14 -0.66
Grand Total 171.76 100.00 -11.12 452.67 100.00 1.72
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Feb. 2018 Jan.-Feb. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 69.92 47.39 -11.07 176.79 44.97 0.25
Japanese brands 22.74 15.41 -9.47 64.79 16.48 11.27
German brands 29.44 19.95 -1.24 84.52 21.50 7.86
American brands 16.75 11.35 -1.18 43.28 11.01 -0.39
Korean brands 5.71 3.87 -37.39 14.73 3.75 -26.83
French brands 1.94 1.31 -26.79 6.19 1.57 -4.92
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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 - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Feb. 2018 Feb. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb.
2018
Jan.-Feb.
2017
Y-o-Y
1 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 42,068 41,261 2.0% 97,206 101,393 -4.1%
2 Baojun Baojun 510 40,061 8,086 395.4% 98,067 8,086 1112.8%
3 Haval Haval H6 30,253 33,628 -10.0% 89,386 79,621 12.3%
4 VW Lavida 25,460 30,009 -15.2% 69,662 82,437 -15.5%
5 Dongfeng Motor Dongfeng Sokon 25,347 28,360 -10.6% 58,810 62,131 -5.3%
6 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 21,950 26,589 -17.4% 68,685 53,017 29.6%
7 VW Tiguan 21,183 19,303 9.7% 47,575 50,395 -5.6%
8 Roewe Roewe RX5 20,562 11,585 77.5% 45,788 31,724 44.3%
9 Geely Bo Yue 20,238 20,137 0.5% 50,619 40,284 25.7%
10 Buick Excelle GT 18,695 30,477 -38.7% 46,711 65,025 -28.2%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


*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.



Four Japanese OEMs announce China sales figures for February
As of March 5, four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for February. Nissan and Mazda achieved year-on-year (y/y) sales growth, and Nissan maintained its top spot in the rankings.
Nissan announced that it sold 78,135 units in China, a 4.4% y/y increase resulting from strong sales of the Teana, Sylphy, X-TRAIL, Qashqai, Murano, KICKS, Venucia D60, Venucia T70, and Venucia T90. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to February totaled 213,172 units, a 9.7% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 76,700 vehicles, a 6.3% y/y decline. Its YTD sales increase 10.8% y/y to 203,400 units.
Honda announced February sales of 77,065 vehicles in China, a y/y decline of 5.9%. By model, steady sales of the Accord, Elysion, Crider, as well as strong sales of the Jade and AVANCIER contributed to sales growth. Its YTD sales reached 203,239 units for a 3.9% y/y increase.
Mazda announced sales of 20,088 units in China for an increase of 27.3% y/y. It achieved record YTD sales from January to February in China by selling 54,044 units, a 32.4% y/y increase.
The Chinese New Year holiday from February 15 to February 21 (from January 27 to February 2 for 2017) has influence on vehicle sales.


New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Feb. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb.
2018
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 76,700 -6.3% 203,400 10.8% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 6, 2018
Nissan 78,135 4.4% 213,172 9.7% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Mar. 6, 2018
Honda 77,065 -5.9% 203,239 3.9% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Mar. 5, 2018
Mazda 20,088 27.3% 54,044 32.4% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 6, 2018
Suzuki 4,598 -43.5% 11,214 -35.2% Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Mar. 9, 2018
Mitsubishi 6,333 -2.2% 20,968 43.4% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 9, 2018
Subaru 1,049 -20.0% 3,443 -30.3% Retail Sales Mar. 9, 2018
Source: Releases by each company


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Flash report, January 2018

5 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.


New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Jan. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 115.88 41.25 7.29
MPV 17.86 6.36 -13.39
SUV 108.31 38.56 22.94
Mini Van 3.57 1.27 -29.96
Passenger Cars Total
245.62 87.43 10.73
Commercial Vehicles Total 35.31 12.57 18.02
Grand Total 280.92 100.00 11.59
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Jan. 2018
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 106.87 43.51 9.40
Japanese brands 42.05 17.12 27.00
German brands 55.08 22.42 13.47
American brands 26.53 10.80 0.08
Korean brands 9.02 3.67 -18.07
French brands 4.25 1.73 9.82
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


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 - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Jan. 2018 Jan. 2017 Y-o-Y
1 Haval Haval H6 59,133 45,993 28.6%
2 Baojun Baojun 510 58,006 0 -%
3 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 55,138 60,132 -8.3%
4 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 46,735 26,428 76.8%
5 VW Lavida 44,202 52,428 -15.7%
6 VW Jetta 39,651 43,265 -8.4%
7 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 38,179 31,969 19.4%
8 VW Sagitar 34,874 26,746 30.4%
9 GAC Trumpchi GS4 34,442 34,870 -1.2%
10 VW New Santana 33,793 30,346 11.4%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


*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.


Four Japanese OEMs announce China sales figures for January
As of February 7, four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for January. All of the OEMs achieved double-digit sales growth, and Nissan maintained its top spot in the rankings.
Nissan announced that it sold 135,037 units in China, a 13.1% y/y increase resulting from strong sales of the Teana, Sylphy, Murano, Venucia D60, and Venucia T70.
Toyota sold 127,500 vehicles, a 24.5% y/y increase. The Camry and Levin product lines saw significant sales growth.
Honda announced record January sales of 126,174 vehicles in China, a y/y increase of 10.9%. By model, steady sales of the Accord, City, CIVIC, Acura CDX, and XR-V, as well as strong sales of the Fit, Jade, Elysion, and AVANCIER contributed to sales growth.
Mazda announced record January sales of 33,956 units in China for an increase of 35.7% y/y. The Mazda CX4 and Mazda6 Atenza both achieved record sales for the month.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers

Maker/Brand Jan. 2018 Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 127,500 24.5% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 5, 2018
Nissan 135,037 13.1% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. DFL PV and LCV are included. Feb. 8, 2018
Honda 126,174 10.9% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Feb. 5, 2018
Mazda 33,956 35.7% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 7, 2018
Suzuki 6,616 -27.8% Retail sales data are used from Jun. 2015. Feb. 8, 2018
Mitsubishi 14,635 79.7% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 8, 2018
Subaru N/A -%  -  -
Source: Releases by each company


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