Commercial vehicle sales in China 2008-2019, by type

In 2019, approximately 474,000 busses and 3.85 million trucks were sold in China. This indicated a decrease in the sales volume of both types of commercial vehicles compared to the previous year.

China as a major automotive producer

China has become one of the largest markets for automotive vehicles worldwide. From 2008 to 2018, the market share of China in global vehicle production experienced a twofold increase from 13 percent to 29 percent in 2018. Meanwhile, vehicle sales in China went up significantly and the annual growth rate varied over the period from 2008 to 2017, reaching a peak of 45 percent in 2009, but has been experiencing a contraction since 2018. As of 2019, China’s monthly trade revenue of automobiles ranged from 300 to 440 billion yuan.

Automotive industry in China

Currently, international car brands dominate China's auto market. As of 2019, passenger automobiles of Chinese brands only accounted for less than 40 percent of market share in China. In 2019, approximately 1.09 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 the first four months in 2019 with around 3.31 million sold cars, compared to a total of about seven million passenger cars sold.

Number of commercial vehicles sold in China from 2008 to 2019, by type

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Sources

Release date

January 2020

Region

China

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes


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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