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Number of commercial vehicles sold in China from 2008 to April 2018, by model (in 1,000 units)

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Commercial vehicle sales in China 2008-2018, by model The graph shows commercial vehicle sales in China until April 2018, by model. In 2016, approximately 495,000 busses and 2.9 million trucks had been sold in China. Automotive industry in China – additional information
China has become one of the largest markets for automotive vehicles worldwide. From 2000 to 2013, the market share of China in global light vehicle sales had experienced an eightfold increase from three percent in 2000 to 25 percent in 2013, and is predicted to reach 29 percent by 2020. Meanwhile, vehicle sales in China went up significantly and the annual growth rate varied over the period from 2008 to 2014, reaching a peak of 45 percent in 2009. As of 2014, China’s monthly trade revenue of automobiles had amounted to 3.3 trillion yuan, with monthly revenues ranging from 250 to 370 billion yuan.

Currently, international car brands dominate China´s auto market. During a Nielsen survey in 2013, about 81 percent of respondents had stated that their recently purchased car was of foreign brand origin. In 2013, approximately 1.2 million cars had been imported to China, while in 2006 this number had reached a mere 0.2 million.

Within passenger car sales in China, sedan models made up the largest share in 2013 with 12 million sold cars, compared to a total of about 18 million passenger cars sold.
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The graph shows commercial vehicle sales in China until April 2018, by model. In 2016, approximately 495,000 busses and 2.9 million trucks had been sold in China. Automotive industry in China – additional information
China has become one of the largest markets for automotive vehicles worldwide. From 2000 to 2013, the market share of China in global light vehicle sales had experienced an eightfold increase from three percent in 2000 to 25 percent in 2013, and is predicted to reach 29 percent by 2020. Meanwhile, vehicle sales in China went up significantly and the annual growth rate varied over the period from 2008 to 2014, reaching a peak of 45 percent in 2009. As of 2014, China’s monthly trade revenue of automobiles had amounted to 3.3 trillion yuan, with monthly revenues ranging from 250 to 370 billion yuan.

Currently, international car brands dominate China´s auto market. During a Nielsen survey in 2013, about 81 percent of respondents had stated that their recently purchased car was of foreign brand origin. In 2013, approximately 1.2 million cars had been imported to China, while in 2006 this number had reached a mere 0.2 million.

Within passenger car sales in China, sedan models made up the largest share in 2013 with 12 million sold cars, compared to a total of about 18 million passenger cars sold.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
China
Survey time period
2008 to April 2018
Supplementary notes
* Figures for 2018 include commercial vehicle sales until March 2018.
**Figures for 2017 include commercial vehicle sales until November 2017, as figures for December 2017 had not been published.
The data prior to 2012 are taken from the J.P. Morgan report "China Auto Industry" from August 2012, page 13. Data past 2012 were taken from monthly press releases of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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

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

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