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
39.62%
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.

Get the latest TTAC e-Newsletter!

2 Comments on “China In April 2013: The Return Of Double Digit Growth...”



Back to TopLeave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Subscribe without commenting

Recent Comments

  • Re: Junkyard Find: 2001 Pontiac Aztek AWD

    Synchromesh - @Luke42: It’s funny you say that. I used to own an apartment and it was probably the single worst decision I ever made in my life. It was a...
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 2001 Pontiac Aztek AWD

    Minnesota Nice - Its interesting to see the Minnesota Wild logo on the car. Looks like the car was relocated at some point. If it was a Minnesota car, I’m blown...
  • Re: Wilson: $8B Stock Buyback Would Boost General Motors’ Value

    jim brewer - I take it all back. You are right. GM sells for less than 8x earnings. I assume that they pay a small dividend, so that means...
  • Re: Generation Why: I Want My S16

    ajla - “Then your spectrum disorder should also require you to relate how easy it is to gain an extra 150-200lb ft out of a diesel engine.” Well, I did bring up...
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 2001 Pontiac Aztek AWD

    APaGttH - Agreed. Had a HUD in my 2005 Grand Prix – it is missed – every car should have it
  • Re: Bark’s Bites: Viva La Fiesta!

    faygo - snow wheels are a random thin 5-spoke MSW aluminum. all in I think the snows/wheels/mounted/shipped via magic TireRack elves to my door in 20 hours after...
  • Re: While You Were Sleeping: February 11th, 2015

    RobertRyan - Yes I agree your Union claptrap is totally senseless. GM is basically doomed as it stands and nothing you say is going to save it in Australia
  • Re: Lenders: Subprime Auto Lending Increase Not A New Bubble

    don1967 - Wise words when comparing financial bubbles separated by 50 years of amnesia, but when comparing to the recent past along with millions...
  • Re: Generation Why: I Want My S16

    jrmason - Then your spectrum disorder should also require you to relate how easy it is to gain an extra 150-200lb ft out of a diesel engine. With CR technology that is easily...
  • Re: Generation Why: I Want My S16

    krhodes1 - The Rover engine is ex-GM. About as modern as pushrod V8 truck motors got circa turn of the century. 4.6l, all-aluminum, Bosch Motronic integrated fuel...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributing Writers

  • Jack Baruth, United States
  • Brendan McAleer, Canada
  • Marcelo De Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • Vojta Dobes, Czech Republic
  • Matthias Gasnier, Australia
  • W. Christian 'Mental' Ward, Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Stevenson, Canada
  • Cameron Aubernon, United States
  • J Emerson, United States