By on May 9, 2013

Chinese Auto Sales

China’s CAAM released April sales today, and as indicated by GM’s good April showing, results are good. Sales of all automobiles are up 13.38 percent to 1,841,700 in April. Treat other reports with caution, many are the usual confusion of passenger vehicles and all cars. In China, there is a huge difference.

According to the CAAM, 1,441,400 passenger vehicles were sold in April, an increase of 12.96 percent over April 2012. Sales of commercial vehicles rose 14.09 percent to production to 400,800. For the first 4 months, total sales stand at 7,266,200.

Passenger Vehicles
China April 2013
China 571,200
Japan 231,900 16.09%
Germany 278,600 19.33%
U.S.A. 179,900 12.48%
Korea 131,300 9.11%
France 45,300 3.14%

According to the CAAM data, sales by Japanese makers are down 3.8 percent  compared to April last year.  As the situation is beginning to normalize, sales of Chinese brands are off their former peaks.

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