Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Growth rate of vehicle sales in China from 2008 to 2016

Exclusive Premium Statistic

Annual change of vehicle sales in China 2008-2016 This graph shows the annual change in vehicle sales in China until 2016. In 2011, car sales in China had increased by two percent compared to the previous year.
Vehicle sales growth in China – additional information

With a sales volume of approximately 22 million motor vehicles, China was the worlds’ largest market for automobiles in 2013. Vis-à-vis U.S. car market in the same year, about six million units more had been sold in the PRC. This boom in domestic market demand may be explained by China’s spectacular economic growth, which in terms is expressed by the formation of a prosperous middle class. Furthermore, the automobile market faces significant growth potentials, as the average share of households owning a vehicle stood at a remarkably low 3.4 percent in 2012.

China had also become the world’s biggest automobile producer by 2013, with a share of some 22 percent of total global passenger vehicles producedin mainland China. The economic reforms of the early 1980s required foreign carmakers to form joint ventures with domestic auto producers in China. Over the past decades, a couple of large independent domestic auto brands have emerged. However, domestic carmakers generally lack technological know-how and market access when compared to their foreign rivals. As a result, foreign automakers enjoy larger market shares and higher profit margins in China. Overseas, Chinese autos tend to be sold to other developing countries where selling prices seem to determine consumers’ decisions. In 2012, Russia, Iran, and Iraq were among the major export destinations of Lifan, a Chinese automobile manufacturer.
Show more
Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$49 per month*
(billed annually)
*Single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

View price details

Year-on-year change
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Year-on-year change
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$49 per month*
(billed annually)
*Single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

View price details

Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
This graph shows the annual change in vehicle sales in China until 2016. In 2011, car sales in China had increased by two percent compared to the previous year.
Vehicle sales growth in China – additional information

With a sales volume of approximately 22 million motor vehicles, China was the worlds’ largest market for automobiles in 2013. Vis-à-vis U.S. car market in the same year, about six million units more had been sold in the PRC. This boom in domestic market demand may be explained by China’s spectacular economic growth, which in terms is expressed by the formation of a prosperous middle class. Furthermore, the automobile market faces significant growth potentials, as the average share of households owning a vehicle stood at a remarkably low 3.4 percent in 2012.

China had also become the world’s biggest automobile producer by 2013, with a share of some 22 percent of total global passenger vehicles producedin mainland China. The economic reforms of the early 1980s required foreign carmakers to form joint ventures with domestic auto producers in China. Over the past decades, a couple of large independent domestic auto brands have emerged. However, domestic carmakers generally lack technological know-how and market access when compared to their foreign rivals. As a result, foreign automakers enjoy larger market shares and higher profit margins in China. Overseas, Chinese autos tend to be sold to other developing countries where selling prices seem to determine consumers’ decisions. In 2012, Russia, Iran, and Iraq were among the major export destinations of Lifan, a Chinese automobile manufacturer.
Show more
Release date
January 2017
Region
China
Survey time period
2008 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Data prior to 2012 were taken from the J.P. Morgan report "China Auto Industry" from August 2012, page 13. Figures from 2012 were taken from annual sales figures provided by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). The report also cites CAAM as a source.

The data only cover manufacturer sales to dealers, rather than end-user demand.

Figures have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Automobile sales in China"

  • Automobile sales
The most important statistics
  • Consumers
The most important statistics
  • Luxury car market
The most important statistics
  • Used car market
The most important statistics

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Automobile sales in China

All Information
in one Presentation

Automobile sales in China

Everything On "Automobile sales in China" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money

only

$588*

per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar