Trade volume of used cars in China from 2009-2019

In 2019, about 14.92 million used cars had been sold in China.

Used car market sales

There had been remarkable growth in the demand for used car in China. In 2019, the overall used car sales revenue amounted to approximately 953.7 billion yuan, which has been increased for last ten years from 148.8 billion yuan in 2009. This six-fold increase in used car sales over the ten years, displays the remarkable growth in demand for used vehicles in China. Over 60 percent of used vehicles traded in 2018 had been passenger cars. Despite its steady growth, the second-hand car market in China accounts for only a proportion of the whole vehicle market. In 2019, almost 15 million sold used cars stood against 23.14 million registered new cars in China.

Potential of used car market

Nonetheless, the second-hand vehicle market in China has vast potential. China has been the world’s largest market for passenger cars since 2008, reaching a sales volume of approximately 23.71 million units in 2018. Average price of second handed vehicles has increased to over 60,000 yuan since 2017, and the trading volume for the e-commerce market for second hand cars was forecasted to exceed 4.5 million units by 2021.

Trade volume of used cars in China from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020

Region

China

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

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