China - Flash report, Sales volume, 2020

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Flash report, Sales volume, 2020

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Flash report, February 2020

5 Mar. 2020

*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 79.8% and 79.1% respectively in February
On March 12, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for the month of February, 2020. Production and sales in February suffered substantial decreases due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Low production levels was a result of automakers’ postponed work resumption and supply shortage of automotive parts. Sales were affected by weak consumption performance as market demands were largely restrained. February production and sales will have a significant impact on the performance of the automotive market in the first half of 2020.
Overall vehicle production in February totaled 285,000 units, reflecting a 79.8% year-over-year (y/y) decrease, while sales totaled 310,000 units, reflecting a 79.1% y/y decline. YTD (year-to-date) production for January through February totaled 2.048 million units with a 45.8% decline compared to the same period in the previous year, while sales YTD were 2.238 million units, reflecting a 42.0% y/y decline.
February passenger car production reached 195,000 units, reflecting a decrease of 82.9% compared to February of last year. Sales of passenger vehicles totaled 224,000 units, reflecting an 81.7% y/y decline.
Among commercial vehicles, production in February totaled 89,000 units, reflecting a 66.9% y/y decrease. Commercial vehicle sales were 86,000 units, reflecting a 67.1% y/y decrease.
New energy vehicles (NEVs) production reached 9,951 units, reflecting a decrease of 82.9% y/y, while sales reached 12,908 units, reflecting a decrease of 75.2% y/y. Among NEVs, BEV (battery electric vehicle) production was 8,342 units, reflecting an 80.5% y/y decrease, while sales were 10,680 units, reflecting a 72.6% y/y decrease. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production was 1,609 units, reflecting an 89.5% y/y decrease, while sales were 2,228 units, reflecting an 82.9% y/y decrease. Fuel cell vehicles (FCV) have no production and sales in February.
Overall vehicle exports in February totaled 45,000 units, reflecting a 22.0% y/y decrease. Passenger car exports totaled 35,000 units, reflecting a 4.3% y/y decrease. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 10,000 units, reflecting a 52.4% y/y decline.


New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Feb. 2020 Jan.-Feb. 2020
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 9.4 30.3 -83.9 83.4 37.3 -47.0
MPV 1.4 4.5 -83.7 9.0 4.0 -58.6
SUV 11.2 36.1 -78.8 88.3 39.5 -37.3
Mini Van 0.3 1.0 -84.4 2.4 1.1 -49.7
Passenger Cars Total
22.4 72.3 -81.7 183.1 81.8 -43.6
Commercial Vehicles Total 8.6 27.7 -67.1 40.7 18.2 -33.2
Grand Total 31.0 100.0 -79.1 223.8 100.0 -42.0
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
 (NOTE) The below chart includes estimates.
Feb. 2020 Jan.-Feb. 2020
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 11.88 53.0 -77.3 72.14 39.4 -46.8
Japanese brands - - - 42.48 23.2 -34.4
German brands - - - 44.13 24.1 -41.4
American brands - - - 15.75 8.6 -49.8
Korean brands - - - 6.04 3.3 -51.1
French brands - - - 0.55 0.3 -76.9
Source : MarkLines Data Center

China - Production of vehicles
Feb. 2020 Jan.-Feb. 2020
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 9.2 32.3 -83.1 74.0 36.1 -50.4
MPV 0.9 3.2 -89.4 7.9 3.9 -65.7
SUV 9.3 32.6 -81.0 78.5 38.3 -42.3
Mini Van 0.1 0.4 -94.3 2.7 1.3 -53.0
Passenger Cars Total 19.5 68.4 -82.9 163.1 79.6 -48.1
Commercial Vehicles Total 8.9 31.2 -66.9 41.7 20.4 -34.8
Grand Total 28.5 100.0 -79.8 204.8 100.0 -45.8
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Feb. 2020 Feb. 2019 Y-o-Y Jan.- Feb.
2020
Jan.- Feb.
2019
Y-o-Y
1 Haval Haval H6 5,071 25,728 -80.3% 31,485 70,762 -55.5%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 4,638 23,844 -80.5% 23,317 68,800 -66.1%
3 VW Bora 4,107 14,783 -72.2% 34,014 38,339 -11.3%
4 Changan/Chana CS75 3,866 11,297 -65.8% 29,639 27,816 6.6%
5 Chery Tiggo 5 3,783 1,005 276.4% 9,789 4,319 126.6%
6 Chery Arrizo GX 3,727 3,777 -1.3% 12,581 10,373 21.3%
7 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 3,711 9,450 -60.7% 17,070 22,554 -24.3%
8 Emgrand Emgrand 3,666 16,292 -77.5% 26,009 40,364 -35.6%
9 Geely Bo Yue 3,563 15,013 -76.3% 27,035 42,516 -36.4%
10 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 3,343 10,994 -69.6% 15,665 26,795 -41.5%
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 2020
Four Japanese OEMs announced their sales results in China for February 2020. February sales of four OEMs reflected significant year-over-year (y/y) declines due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Nissan announced on March 9 that it sold 15,111 units in February in China, reflecting an 80.3% y/y decrease in sales. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to February totaled 133,254 units, reflecting a 36.8% y/y decrease. Nissan has resumed operations of three Dongfeng Nissan plants in China. Dongfeng Nissan is a joint venture between Nissan and Dongfeng Motor Corporation. Operations of the three plants, including the Huadu Plant in Guangdong, Dalian Plant in Liaoning and Zhengzhou Nissan’s plant in Zhengzhou, resumed on February 17, February 21 and February 25, respectively.
Toyota sold 23,800 units in February, reflecting a 70.2% y/y decrease. YTD sales totaled 169,100 units, reflecting a 25.5% y/y decrease.
On March 6, Honda announced that its February sales were 11,288 units, reflecting a y/y decrease of 85.1%. YTD sales totaled 161,151 units, reflecting a 24.1% y/y decrease.
On March 6, Mazda announced that sales in February reached 2,430 units, reflecting a 79.0% y/y decrease. YTD sales totaled 23,393 units, reflecting a 32.0% y/y decrease.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers
Maker/Brand Feb. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb.
2020
Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 23,800 -70.2% 169,100 -25.5% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 5, 2020
Nissan 15,111 -80.3% 133,254 -36.8% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. Passenger car, LCV and Import are included. Mar. 10, 2020
Honda 11,288 -85.1% 161,151 -24.1% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Mar. 9, 2020
Mazda 2,430 -79.0% 23,393 -32.0% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 9, 2020
Mitsubishi 691 -90.7% N/A -% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Mar. 9, 2020
Subaru 119 -91.3% N/A -% Retail Sales Mar. 11, 2020
Source: Releases by each company



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Flash report, January 2020

6 Feb. 2020

*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.


 (Note) Due to the new type pneumonia, available data are limited. We will add information when the new data are available.

China vehicle production and sales decline 25.4% and 18.7% in January
On February 26, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for the month of January, 2020.
Overall vehicle production in January totaled 1.767 million units, reflecting a 25.4% year-over-year (y/y) decline, while sales totaled 1.927 million units, reflecting an 18.7% y/y decline. 
January passenger car production reached 1.436 million units, reflecting a decline of 28.1% compared to January of last year. Sales of passenger vehicles totaled 1.607 million units, reflecting a 20.6% y/y decline. Production and sales of the four major passenger vehicle segments (sedan, MPV, SUV and minivan) reflected obvious month-over-month (m/m) and y/y declines.
Among commercial vehicles, production in January totaled 331,000 units, reflecting a 10.5% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle sales were 320,000 units, reflecting a 7.5% y/y decline. As two major commercial vehicle segments, production and sales of trucks and buses both reflected dramatic m/m and y/y declines, with the decrease rates of buses being even higher.
According to CAAM’s analysis, the m/m and y/y declines of vehicle production and sales in January can be attributed to the partial release of consumption demands in December 2019 and the fact that January has fewer workdays than in previous years as the month includes the Spring Festival vacation. Impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on the automotive market will become more apparent after February, which is expected to reflect higher decline rates in vehicle production and sales than in January.
 
New vehicle sales by type (Factory shipments)
Jan. 2020
Units
(10,000)
Y-o-Y(%)
Passenger Cars Total
160.7 -20.6
Commercial Vehicles Total 32.0 -7.5
Grand Total 192.7 -18.7
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

New vehicle sales by brands (Factory shipments)
 (NOTE) The below chart includes estimates.
Jan. 2020
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Chinese brands 60.26 37.5 -27.55
Source : MarkLines Data Center

China - Production of vehicles
Jan. 2020
Units
(10,000)
Y-o-Y(%)
Passenger Cars Total 143.6 -28.1
Commercial Vehicles Total 33.1 -10.5
Grand Total 176.7 -25.4
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Top 10 best selling models
- Maker/Brand Model Jan. 2020 Jan. 2019 Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 35,898 58,537 -38.7%
2 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 34,968 37,711 -7.3%
3 VW Bora 29,907 23,556 27.0%
4 Haval Haval H6 26,414 45,034 -41.3%
5 VW Sagitar 26,294 16,587 58.5%
6 Changan/Chana CS75 25,773 16,519 56.0%
7 Toyota Levin 24,401 26,681 -8.5%
8 Geely Bo Yue 23,472 27,503 -14.7%
9 Emgrand Emgrand 22,343 24,072 -7.2%
10 Honda CR-V 21,776 17,071 27.6%
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.


Japanese OEM January new car sales in China, Honda sales rise
Four Japanese OEMs announced new vehicle sales in China in January 2020. On February 7, Nissan reported that new car sales in China in January were 118,143 units, a year-on-year (y/y) decline of 11.8%. By model, sales of the Altima, the Lannia, and the Kicks increased slightly.
Toyota's January new car sales in China were 145,300 units, down 1.2% y/y.
Honda announced on February 19 that its new vehicle sales in China in January reached 149,863 units, an increase of 9.8% y/y. The monthly sales of the six models Accord, Crider, Vezel, Civic, CR-V, and XR-V each had sales exceeding 10,000 units, of which the three models Accord, Civic and CR-V had sales for the month in excess of 20,000 units. Sales of Accord, Breeze, Odyssey, CR-V, Inspire, and Elysion Sport Hybrid version were 14,453 units in total.
Mazda announced on February 5 that its January sales of new vehicles in China were 20,963 units, down 8.2% y/y.

New vehicle sales by Japanese Makers

Maker/Brand Jan. 2020 Y-o-Y Note Update
Toyota 145,300 -1.2% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 6, 2020
Nissan 118,143 -11.8% Retail sales data are used from Jan. 2015. Passenger car, LCV and Import are included. Feb. 10, 2020
Honda 149,863 9.8% Figures for Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda (includes imported vehicles) Feb. 20, 2020
Mazda 20,963 -8.2% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 6, 2020
Mitsubishi 9,578 -26.3% Retail Sales, Including import vehicle sales Feb. 21, 2020
Subaru 1,833 -26.9% Retail Sales Feb. 21, 2020
Source: Releases by each company



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