Chinese Car Sales Down And Up
March 11th, 2013 9:38 AM Share
As a Chinese New Year expert, you most likely know where February auto sales in China headed: Down. Knowing how our patent-pending Chinese sales oracle, GM, did, you could also predict that there is a silver lining. And so it happened.
Chinese car sales were down 13.6 percent in February, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers CAAM says. However, Chinese New Year threw everything out of whack. One need to look at January and February, and for the two months, sales rose 14.7 percent.
Published March 11th, 2013 9:38 AM
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We offer this picture of a Chinese license plate thief as proof sales are down - and up.
The silver lining is that GM increased China market share during this period.
Last year, the Chinese New Year was in January, and car sales boomed in February, despite it being a short month. This year it was in February, but does that mean March will boom, or did we see a booming January in anticipation of the February festivities?
Not to worry. Qingming tomb sweeping is just around the corner, and that should liven up the market considerably.