China - Flash report, Sales volume, 2019

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Flash report, Sales volume, 2019

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Flash report, May 2019

5 Jun. 2019

*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 vehicle production and sales decline 21.2% and 16.4% respectively in May
On June 12, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for the month of May, 2019. Production and sales figures in May showed accelerating year-over-year (y/y) declines. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to May continued to decline at rates higher than that from January to April.
Overall vehicle production in May totaled 1.848 million units, reflecting a 9.9% month-over-month (m/m) decline and a 21.2% y/y decline, while sales totaled 1.913 million units, reflecting a 3.4% m/m decline and a 16.4% y/y decline. YTD production January through May totaled 10.237 million units with a 13% decline compared to the same period in the previous year, while sales YTD were 10.266 million units, a 13% y/y decline.
May passenger car production reached 1.491 million units, a decline of 10.2% from the previous month, and a decline of 23.7% compared to May of last year. Sales of passenger vehicles totaled 1.561 million units, reflecting declines of 0.9% m/m and 17.4% y/y. Among commercial vehicles, production in May totaled 357,000 units, an 8.8% m/m decline and an 8.5% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle sales were 351,000 units, reflecting decreases of 13.4% m/m and 11.8% y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), results are positive: production reached 112,000 units, an increase of 16.9% y/y, while sales reached 104,000 units, and this is an increase of 1.8% y/y. Among NEVs, BEV (battery electric vehicle) production was 94,000 units, a 21.7% y/y increase, while sales were 83,000 units, a 1.4% y/y increase. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 18,000 units for a 4.2% y/y decline, but sales showed an increase of 2.2% y/y at 21,000 units. Fuel cell vehicle (FCV) production was 316 units for an increase of 104.3 times y/y, and sales totaled 315 units, an 8-fold y/y increase.
Total vehicle exports in May totaled 78,000 units, reflecting a 6.1% m/m decline and a 16.4% y/y decline. Passenger car exports totaled 55,000 units, a 3.5% m/m decline and a 20.4% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 23,000 units, a 11.9% m/m decline and a 4.5% y/y decline. YTD total vehicle exports totaled 392,000 units, a decrease of 4.9% y/y. Passenger car exports for the 5 months January through May totaled 259,000 units for a 14.5% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 133,000 units for the period showing a 21.7% y/y increase.


New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
May 2019 Jan.-May 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 78.43 41.01 -16.58 409.88 39.93 -13.36
MPV 10.79 5.64 -22.40 57.28 5.58 -23.90
SUV 64.26 33.60 -15.59 356.13 34.69 -15.74
Mini Van 2.64 1.38 -46.03 16.58 1.62 -13.11
Passenger Cars Total
156.12 81.63 -17.37 839.87 81.81 -15.17
Commercial Vehicles Total 35.14 18.37 -11.79 186.72 18.19 -1.30
Grand Total 191.26 100.00 -16.40 1,026.59 100.00 -12.95
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
May 2019 Jan.-May 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 56.46 36.17 -28.11 333.46 39.7 -23.35
Japanese brands 37.20 23.83 1.86 178.64 21.27

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German brands 38.27 24.51 -5.27 195.53 23.28 -5.62
American brands 15.62 10.01 -20.43 80.47 9.58 -25.32
Korean brands 5.98 3.83 -33.78 38.64 4.60 -11.82
French brands 0.98 0.63 -69.18 6.11 0.73 -64.00
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Production of vehicles
May 2019 Jan.-May 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 78.76 42.61 -20.26 407.06 39.76 -13.13
MPV 8.62 4.66 -34.76 57.77 5.64 -21.10
SUV 58.79 31.81 -25.14 355.15 34.69 -17.89
Mini Van 2.96 1.60 -39.65 17.96 1.75 -0.12
Passenger Cars Total 149.14 80.69 -23.69 837.94 81.85 -15.56
Commercial Vehicles Total 35.70 19.32 -8.50 185.76 18.15 0.67
Grand Total 184.83 100.00 -21.16 1,023.70 100.00 -13.01
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 May
By May 6, four Japanese OEMs announced their sales results in China for May 2019.
Nissan announced that it sold 121,895 units, reflecting a 4.8% y/y decline. May sales of the X-Trail, Qashqai, Tiida, Lannia, and Kicks increased. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to May totaled 587,197 units, reflecting a 0.4% y/y decline.
Toyota sold 138,500 units, reflecting a 12.1% y/y increase. YTD sales totaled 629,600 units reflecting a 10.9% y/y increase.
Honda announced that it sold 136,486 units with a y/y increase of 37.4%. Sales of the Accord, Fit, Crider, CR-V, Civic, XR-V exceeded 10,000 units respectively. YTD sales totaled 597,027 units with a 19.1% y/y increase.
Mazda announced that its sales in May were 17,385 units, reflecting a 29.0% y/y decline. YTD sales totaled 86,771 units.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand May 2019 Y-o-Y Jan.-May
2019
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 138,500 12.1% 629,000 10.9% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jun. 6, 2019
Nissan 121,895 -4.8% 587,197 -0.4% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. Passenger car, LCV and Import are included. Jun. 6, 2019
Honda 136,486 37.4% 597,027 19.1% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Jun. 6, 2019
Mazda 17,385 -29.0% 86,771 -31.4% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Jun. 5, 2019
Mitsubishi TBA -% TBA -% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales  
Subaru TBA -% TBA -% Retail Sales  
Source: Releases by each company

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Flash report, April 2019

8 May 2019

*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 14.6% y/y to 1.98 million units in April
On May 13, 2019, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for April. Production and sales figures in April showed faster year-over-year (y/y) declines. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to April continued to decline at rates higher than that from January to March.
Overall vehicle production in April totaled 2.052 million units, reflecting a 19.8% month-over-month (m/m) decline and a 14.5% y/y decline, while sales totaled 1.98 million units, reflecting a 21.4% m/m decline and a 14.6% y/y decline. YTD production totaled 8.389 million units reflecting an 11% y/y decline, while sales totaled 8.353 million units reflecting a 12.1% y/y decline.
Passenger vehicle production in April totaled 1.66 million units, reflecting a 20.5% m/m decline and a 17% y/y decline, while sales totaled 1.575 million units, reflecting a 22% m/m decline and a 17.7% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle production in April totaled 392,000 units, reflecting a 16.4% m/m decline and a 1.8% y/y decline, while sales totaled 406,000 units, reflecting a 19% m/m decline and a 0.1% y/y increase.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 102,000 units, reflecting an increase of 25% y/y, while sales reached 97,000 units, reflecting an increase of 18.1% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production totaled 82,000 units, reflecting a 28.2% y/y increase, while sales totaled 71,000 units, reflecting a 9.6% y/y increase. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 20,000 units for a y/y increase of 13.6%, while sales totaled 26,000 units for a y/y increase of 50.9%. Fuel cell vehicle (FCV) production totaled 9 units for an 84.5% y/y decline, while sales totaled 7 units for an 87.5% y/y decline.
Exports for April totaled 83,000 units, reflecting a 7.8% m/m decline and an 11.8% y/y decline. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 57,000 units reflecting a 2.3% m/m increase and a 14% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 28,000 units reflecting a 24.5% m/m decline and a 6.7% y/y decline. YTD exports totaled 314,000 units, reflecting a 1.6% y/y decline. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 204,000 units for a 12.7% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 110,000 units reflecting a 28.9% y/y increase.


New vehicle sales by type
(Factory shipments)

Apr. 2019 Jan.-Apr. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 79.12 39.95 -14.77 331.46 39.68 -12.56
MPV 9.51 4.80 -30.67 46.49 5.57 -24.24
SUV 64.78 32.71 -20.02 291.88 34.94 -15.77
Mini Van 4.08 2.06 4.76 13.94 1.67 -1.75
Passenger Cars Total
157.49 79.52 -17.73 683.76 81.86 -14.65
Commercial Vehicles Total 40.56 20.48 0.13 151.58 18.15 1.49
Grand Total 198.05 100.00 -14.61 835.33 100.00 -12.12

Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)

Apr. 2019 Jan.-Apr. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 58.47 37.13 -27.88 277.00 40.51 -22.30
Japanese brands 35.46 22.52 4.54 141.44 20.69 5.11
German brands 38.69 24.57 -1.00 157.26 23.00 -5.71
American brands 15.14 9.61 -31.49 64.85 9.48 -26.41
Korean brands 7.46 4.73 -27.64 32.66 4.78 -6.12
French brands 1.02 0.65 -70.26 5.13 0.75 -62.80

Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Production of vehicles

Apr. 2019 Jan.-Apr. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 80.39 39.18 -15.80 328.29 39.14 -11.22
MPV 10.69 5.21 -22.14 49.16 5.86 -18.10
SUV 70.04 34.13 -19.31 296.35 35.33 -16.28
Mini Van 4.92 2.40 24.09 15.00 1.79 14.70
Passenger Cars Total 166.05 80.92 -16.97 688.80 82.11 -13.56
Commercial Vehicles Total 39.16 19.08 -1.80 150.06 17.89 3.13
Grand Total 205.2 100.00 -14.45 838.86 100.00 -10.98

Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Top 10 best selling models

- Maker/Brand Model Apr. 2019 Apr. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.- Apr.
2019
Jan.- Apr.
2018
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 36,112 30,449 18.6% 177,588 139,025 27.7%
2 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 30,403 24,546 23.9% 116,905 126,901 -7.9%
3 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 30,134 34,467 -12.6% 144,124 127,588 13.0%
4 Haval Haval H6 28,045 34,014 -17.5% 129,938 161,758 -19.7%
5 VW Sagitar 27,240 26,367 3.3% 84,855 109,912 -22.8%
6 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 23,182 31,805 -27.1% 126,558 181,726 -30.4%
7 Honda Accord 21,276 3,408 524.3% 74,155 49,421 50.0%
8 VW New Bora (Model X) 19,874 18,020 10.3% 22,000 95,437 -76.9%
9 China FAW Group Corp. Semi Trailer (25t-40t) (China FAW Group Corp.) 19,040 12,980 46.7% 76,032 62,980 20.7%
10 Nissan X-Trail 18,458 16,686 10.6% 66,191 62,080 6.6%
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 April
On May 7, four Japanese OEMs announced their sales results in China for April 2019.
Nissan announced that it sold 121,554 units in China, reflecting a 2.9% y/y decline. April sales of the X-Trail, Tiida, Lannia, and Terra increased. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to April totaled 465,302 units, reflecting a 0.9% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 142,600 units, reflecting a 19.9% y/y increase. YTD sales totaled 490,600 units reflecting a 10.6% y/y increase.
Honda announced that it sold 125,470 units for a y/y increase of 24.1%. Sales of the Fit, Crider, Civic, CR-V, Accord, and XR-V exceeded 10,000 units respectively. YTD sales totaled 460, 541 units for a 14.6% y/y increase.
Mazda announced that sales in April reached 16,919 units, reflecting a 31.2% y/y decline. YTD sales totaled 69,385 units.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Apr. 2019 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr.
2019
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 142,600 19.9% 490,600 10.6% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May. 8, 2019
Nissan 121,554 -2.9% 465,302 0.9% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. Passenger car, LCV and Import are included. May. 8, 2019
Honda 125,407 24.1% 460,541 14.6% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) May. 8, 2019
Mazda 16,919 -31.2% 69,385 -32.0% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May. 8, 2019
Mitsubishi 9,816 -7.80% N/A -% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales May. 29, 2019
Subaru 2,223 152.0% N/A -% Retail Sales May. 29, 2019
Source: Releases by each company

Flash report, March 2019

4 Apr. 2019

*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 5.2% y/y to 2.52 million units in March
On April 12, 2019, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for March. Production and sales figures in March showed fast month-over-month (m/m) declines and slight year-over-year (y/y) declines. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to March continued to decline with decrease rates lower than that from January to February.
Overall vehicle production in March totaled 2.558 million units, reflecting a 81.5% m/m increase and a 2.7% y/y decline, while sales totaled 2.52 million units, reflecting a 70.1% m/m increase and a 5.2% y/y decline. YTD production totaled 6.336 million units reflecting a 9.8% y/y decline, while sales totaled 6.372 million units reflecting an 11.3% y/y decline.
Passenger vehicle production in March totaled 2.09 million units, an 83.3% m/m increase and a 5.0% y/y decline, while sales totaled 2.019 million units, a 65.6% m/m increase and a 6.9% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle production in March totaled 468,000 units, a 73.8% m/m increase and an 8.7% y/y increase, while sales totaled 501,000 units, a 91.0% m/m increase and a 2.4% y/y increase.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 128,000 units, up 88.6% y/y, while sales reached 126,000 units, up 85.4% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production totaled 100,000 units, reflecting a 96.2% y/y increase, while sales totaled 96,000 units, reflecting an 83.4% y/y increase. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 28,000 units for a y/y increase of 65.5%, while sales totaled 30,000 units for a y/y increase of 91.5%. Fuel cell vehicle (FCV) production totaled 86 units for a 168.8% y/y increase, while sales totaled 86 units, increasing by 42 times y/y.
Exports for March totaled 90,000 units, reflecting a 57.7% m/m increase and a 0.4% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 56,000 units for a 55.1% m/m increase and a 16.6% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 34,000 units for a 62.1% m/m increase and a 50.7% y/y increase. YTD exports totaled 231,000 units, reflecting a 2.7% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 147,000 units for a 12.3% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 84,000 units for a 46.0% y/y increase.

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Mar. 2019 Jan.-Mar. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 94.93 37.67 -7.52 251.56 39.48 -12.11
MPV 15.16 6.02 -14.06 36.98 5.80 -22.39
SUV 86.78 34.44 -5.80 227.89 35.76 -14.18
Mini Van 5.07 2.01 14.07 9.85 1.55 -6.91
Passenger Cars Total
201.94 80.13 -6.88 526.28 82.59 -13.72
Commercial Vehicles Total 50.06 19.87 2.36 110.95 17.41 2.22
Grand Total 252.00 100.00 -5.18 637.24 100.00 -11.32
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Mar. 2019 Jan.-Mar. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 83.33 41.26 -16.38 218.55 41.53 -20.73
Japanese brands 41.20 20.40 14.89 105.98 20.14 5.30
German brands 43.25 21.41 0.16 118.57 22.53 -7.15
American brands 17.89 8.86 -21.33 49.70 9.44 -24.72
Korean brands 12.85 6.36 31.79 25.20 4.79 2.94
French brands 1.73 0.86 -58.51 4.11 0.78 -60.33
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Production of vehicles
Mar. 2019 Jan.-Mar. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 98.62 38.55 -0.83 247.11 39.00 -9.92
MPV 15.40 6.02 -9.10 38.46 6.07 -16.89
SUV 90.60 35.42 -9.25 227.08 35.84 -15.01
Mini Van 4.35 1.70 18.13 10.08 1.59 10.61
Passenger Cars Total 208.98 81.70 -4.97 522.73 82.51 -12.42
Commercial Vehicles Total 46.82 18.30 8.72 110.84 17.49 4.95
Grand Total 255.80 100.00 -2.73 633.57 100.00 -9.81
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Mar. 2019 Mar. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.- Mar.
2019
Jan.- Mar.
2018
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 49,039 38,914 26.0% 141,476 108,576 30.3%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 45,190 37,672 20.0% 113,990 93,121 22.4%
3 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 41,108 52,715 -22.0% 103,376 149,921 -31.0%
4 Haval Haval H6 31,131 38,358 -18.8% 101,893 127,744 -20.2%
5 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 29,600 33,670 -12.1% 86,502 102,355 -15.5%
6 Hyundai Tucson/ix35 26,269 22,669 15.9% 51,819 56,996 -9.1%
7 Buick Excelle GT 25,966 21,600 20.2% 83,344 68,311 22.0%
8 VW Sagitar 25,280 32,051 -21.1% 57,615 83,545 -31.0%
9 Nissan X-Trail 23,623 17,765 33.0% 47,733 45,394 5.2%
10 VW New Santana 23,077 23,489 -1.8% 64,622 70,894 -8.8%
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 March
On April 3, four Japanese OEMs announced their sales results in China for March 2019.
Nissan announced that it sold 133,069 units in China, reflecting an 8.2% y/y increase. March sales of the Sylphy, X-trail, and Qashqai increased. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to March totaled 343,748 units, reflecting a 2.3% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 121,000 units, reflecting a 1.1% y/y increase. YTD sales totaled 348,000 units for a 7.2% y/y increase.
Honda announced that it sold 122,744 units, reflecting a 25.8% y/y increase. Sales of the Civic, CR-V Hybrid, and Accord Hybrid increased. YTD sales totaled 335,134 units for an 11.4% y/y increase.
Mazda announced that it sold 18,078 units, reflecting a 22.8% y/y decline. YTD sales totaled 52,466 units.

 New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Mar. 2019 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar.
2019
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 120,900 1.1% 348,000 7.2% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 4, 2019
Nissan 133,069 8.2% 343,748 2.3% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. Passenger car, LCV and Import are included. Apr. 4, 2019
Honda 122,744 25.8% 335,134 11.4% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Apr. 4, 2019
Mazda 18,078 -22.8% 52,466 -32.3% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 4, 2019
Mitsubishi 13,601 17.4% N/A -% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Apr. 24, 2019
Subaru 2,097 -11.0% N/A -% Retail Sales Apr. 24, 2019
Source: Releases by each company

More detailed statistics for China

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Flash report, February 2019

5 Mar. 2019

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

China sales decline 13.8% y/y to 1.482 million units in February
On March 11, 2019, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for February. Production and sales figures in February showed a month-over-month (m/m) decline due to the Chinese Spring Festival, with a considerable decline in passenger vehicles. Commercial vehicle production and sales figures showed a slight year-over-year (y/y) increase, while passenger vehicle production and sales figures showed a y/y decline. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to February continued to decline with the decrease rate for passenger vehicles higher than the average level for the industry. Commercial vehicles increased slightly.
Overall vehicle production in February totaled 1.410 million units, down 40.4% m/m and 17.4% y/y. Sales reached 1.482 million units, down 37.4% m/m and 13.8% y/y. YTD production totaled 3.776 million units for a 14.1% y/y decline, while sales totaled 3.852 million units for a 14.9% y/y decline.
Passenger vehicle production in February was 1.140 million units, representing a 42.9% m/m decline and a 20.8% y/y decline. Sales totaled 1.219 million units, representing a 39.7% m/m decline and a 17.4% y/y decline.
In the commercial vehicle segment, production totaled 270,000 units, down 27.2% m/m and up 1.0% y/y. Sales reached 262,000 units, down 24.3% m/m and up 8.0% y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 59,000 units, up 50.9% y/y. Sales totaled 53,000 units, up 53.6% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 44,000 units, up 51.3% y/y, while EV sales reached 40,000 units, up 69.4% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 15,000 units for a y/y increase of 48.2%, while sales totaled 13,000 units for a y/y increase of 18.6%.
Exports for February reached 57,000 units, representing an m/m decline of 30.9% and a y/y increase of 2.3%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 36,000 units, representing a decline of 32.8% m/m and a 10.8% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 21,000 units, marking a decline of 27.6% m/m and an increase of 36.9% y/y. Year-to-date (YTD) exports totaled 141,000 units, a 4.0% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 91,000 units for a 9.6% y/y decline, while commercial vehicle exports totaled 50,000 units for a 42.9% y/y increase.


New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)

Feb. 2019 Jan.-Feb. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 57.95 39.11 -14.40 156.63 40.67 -14.68
MPV 8.84 5.97 -27.23 21.8 5.66 -27.36
SUV 53.02 35.79 -18.60 141.11 36.64 -18.64
Mini Van 2.14 1.44 -16.70 4.78 1.24 -22.11
Passenger Cars Total
121.95 82.31 -17.35 324.32 84.21 -17.51
Commercial Vehicles Total 26.21 17.69 8.02 60.84 15.8 2.01
Grand Total 148.16 100.00 -13.77 385.15 100.00 -14.94

Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)

Feb. 2019 Jan.-Feb. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 52.26 42.86 -25.00 135.64 41.82 -22.97
Japanese brands 21.81 17.88 -4.09 64.79 19.98 0.00
German brands 29.27 24.00 -0.58 75.32 23.22 -10.88
American brands 10.9 8.94 -34.93 31.37 9.67 -27.52
Korean brands 6.07 4.98 6.30 12.35 3.81 -16.16
French brands 0.82 0.67 -57.73 2.38 0.73 -61.55

Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Production of vehicles

Feb. 2019 Jan.-Feb. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 54.38 38.57 -16.68 148.49 39.32 -15.09
MPV 8.44 5.99 -28.10 22.99 6.09 -21.63
SUV 48.93 34.71 -24.10 136.48 36.14 -18.44
Mini Van 2.27 1.61 -7.10 5.73 1.52 5.50
Passenger Cars Total 114.03 80.88 -20.77 313.69 83.06 -16.79
Commercial Vehicles Total 26.95 19.12 0.95 63.96 16.94 2.27
Grand Total 140.98 100.00 -17.37 377.65 100.00 -14.08

Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Feb. 2019 Feb. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.- Feb.
2019
Jan.- Feb.
2018
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 33,900 25,460 33.2% 92,437 69,662 32.7%
2 Haval Haval H6 25,728 30,253 -15.0% 70,762 89,386 -20.8%
3 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 24,065 42,068 -42.8% 62,268 97,206 -35.9%
4 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 23,844 17,270 38.1% 68,800 55,449 24.1%
5 Buick Excelle GT 22,756 18,695 21.7% 57,378 46,711 22.8%
6 VW Jetta 19,192 15,412 24.5% 50,257 55,063 -8.7%
7 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 19,191 21,950 -12.6% 56,902 68,685 -17.2%
8 Emgrand Emgrand 16,292 17,914 -9.1% 40,364 44,036 -8.3%
9 VW Tiguan 16,277 21,183 -23.2% 31,227 47,575 -34.4%
10 VW Sagitar 15,748 16,620 -5.2% 32,335 51,494 -37.2%
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 Chinese sales figures for February
On March 5, four Japanese OEMs announced their sales results in China for February 2019.
On March 5, Nissan announced that it sold 76,745 units in China, reflecting a 1.8% y/y decline. February sales of the Sylphy, X-Trail, and Qashqai increased. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to February totaled 210,679 units, reflecting a 1.2% y/y decline.
Toyota sold 80,000 units, reflecting a 3% y/y increase. YTD sales totaled 227,000 units, achieving an 11% y/y increase.
On March 5, Honda announced that it sold 75,907 units, reflecting a 1.5% y/y decline. By model, sales of the Civic, CR-V, Fit, and Crider increased. YTD sales totaled 212,390 units, reflecting a 4.5% y/y increase.
On March 4, Mazda announced that it sold 11,544 units, reflecting a 42.5% y/y decline. YTD sales totaled 34,388 units, reflecting a 36.4% y/y decline.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Feb. 2019 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb.
2019
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 80,000 3.0% 227,000 11.0% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 5, 2019
Nissan 76,745 -1.8% 210,679 -1.2% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. Passenger car, LCV and Import are included. Mar. 6, 2019
Honda 75,907 -1.5% 212,390 -4.5% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Mar. 6, 2019
Mazda 11,544 -42.50% 34,388 -36.40% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 5, 2019
Mitsubishi 7,420 17.2% N/A -% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 27, 2019
Subaru 1,368 30.4% N/A -% Retail Sales Mar. 27, 2019
Source: Releases by each company



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Flash report, January 2019

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*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 15.8% y/y to 2.367 million units in January
On February 18, 2019, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for January 2019. Production and sales in January declined month-over-month (m/m),representing a pronounced m/m decline for commercial vehicles. Production and sales declined fast year-over-year (y/y), with the y/y decline for passenger vehicles being the largest in the industry as a whole.
Overall vehicle production in January totaled 2.365 million units, down 4.7% m/m and 12.1% y/y. Sales reached 2.367 million units, down 11.1% m/m and 15.8% y/y.
Passenger vehicle production in January was 1.995 million units, representing a 2.9% m/m and a 14.4% y/y decline. Sales totaled 2.021 million units, representing a 9.5% m/m and a 17.7% y/y decline. Production growth rate of passenger vehicles is 2.3 percentage points lower compared to total vehicle production, while sales growth rate of passenger vehicles is 2.0 percentage points lower compared to total vehicle sales.
In the commercial vehicle segment, production totaled 370,000 units, up 3.2% y/y. Sales reached 346,000 units, down 2.2% y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 91,000 units, up 113.0% y/y. Sales totaled 96,000 units, up 138.0% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 67,000 units, up 141.1% y/y, while EV sales reached 75,000 units, up 179.7% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 24,000 units for a y/y increase of 59.9%, while sales totaled 21,000 units for a y/y increase of 54.6%.
Exports for January reached 83,000 units, representing a 3.2% m/m and a 4.4% y/y increase that continues. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 54,000 units, representing a 4.9% m/m and a 9.8% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 29,000 units, representing a 22.5% m/m increase and a 47.6% y/y increase.

New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Jan. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 98.62 41.66 -14.89
MPV 12.96 5.47 -27.44
SUV 87.89 37.13 -18.86
Mini Van 2.64 1.12 -25.99
Passenger Cars Total
202.11 85.38 -17.71
Commercial Vehicles Total 34.62 14.62 -2.18
Grand Total 236.73 100.00 -15.76
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
Jan. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 83.18 41.15 -22.17
Japanese brands 42.98 21.27 2.21
German brands 46.06 22.79 -16.38
American brands 20.48 10.13 -22.80
Korean brands 6.22 3.08 -31.04
French brands 1.56 0.77 -63.29
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Production of vehicles
Jan. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 94.10 39.79 -14.15
MPV 14.60 6.17 -14.89
SUV 87.35 36.93 -15.09
Mini Van 3.45 1.46 15.77
Passenger Cars Total 199.51 84.35 -14.39
Commercial Vehicles Total 37.01 15.65 3.18
Grand Total 236.52 100.00 -12.05
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Jan. 2019 Jan. 2018 Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 58,537 44,202 32.4%
2 Haval Haval H6 45,034 59,133 -23.8%
3 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 44,956 38,179 17.8%
4 Geely Bo Yue 42,130 30,381 38.7%
5 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 38,203 55,138 -30.7%
6 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 37,711 46,735 -19.3%
7 Buick Excelle GT 34,622 28,016 23.6%
8 Baojun Baojun 530 32,112 0 -%
9 VW Jetta 31,065 39,651 -21.7%
10 VW New Santana 28,508 33,793 -15.6%
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 January 2019
Four Japanese OEMs have announced their sales results in China for January 2019. Toyota and Honda achieved an increase in sales.
On February 11, Nissan announced that it sold 133,934 vehicles in China, reflecting a 0.8% y/y decline. January sales of the Sylphy and Qashqai increased.
Toyota sold 147,100 units, achieving a 15.3% y/y growth in sales.
On February 2, Honda announced that it sold 136,483 units, reflecting an 8.2% y/y increase. By model, sales of the Civic, XR-V, CR-V, Accord, Vezel, Fit, and Crider exceeded 10,000 units respectively.
On February 2, Mazda announced that it sold 22,844 units reflecting a 32.7% y/y decline.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers

Maker/Brand Jan. 2019 Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 147,100 15.3% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 6, 2019
Nissan 133,934 -0.8% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. Passenger car, LCV and Import are included. Feb. 12, 2019
Honda 136,483 8.2% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Feb. 6, 2019
Mazda 22,844 -32.70% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 6, 2019
Mitsubishi 13,003 -11.2% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 27, 2019
Subaru 2,509 4.8% Retail Sales Feb. 27, 2019
Source: Releases by each company


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