China Auto Sales Rose 2.45% in 2011 to 18.5 Million

February 1st, 2012 | Posted in Sales | Top Sellers

Automakers in China sold 18,505,100 new vehicles last year, 2.45% more than 2010, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). The annual growth rate dropped sharply from the 32.37% seen in 2010. Production rose slight 0.84% to 18,418,900 units.

Passenger car sales gained 5.19% on year to 14,472,400, as 14,485,300 units were produced, 4.32% more than 2010. The commercial vehicle market shrank 6.31% to 4,032,700, as production dropped 9.94% to 3,933,600. In the passenger car market, sedan sales were up 6.62%, reaching 10,122,700; MPV up 11.74%, 497,700; SUV up 20.19%, 1,593,700; microvans down 9.38%, 2,258,300.

In the last month of 2011, auto sales increased 1.38% to 1,689,600, including 1,368,900 passenger cars (up 4.61%) and 320,700 commercial vehicles (10.4%).

Below are the 2011 sales of the ten largest passenger car makers:

1. SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW): 1,217,900

2. Shanghai-GM: 1,185,600

3. Shanghai-VW: 1,165,800

4. FAW-VW: 1,034,900

5. Dongfeng-Nissan: 808,600

6. Beijing-Hyundai: 739,800

7. Chery: 634,300

8. Chongqing Changan: 543,100

9. FAW-Toyota: 529,000

10. BYD: 448,500

The top ten commercial vehicle makers are:

1. Dongfeng: 648,300

2. Beiqi Foton: 632,300

3. FAW: 279,300

4. Jinbei: 272,700

5. JAC: 270,500

6. Jiangling: 183,800

7. Chongqing Changan: 159,100

8. Sinotruk (CNHTC): 134,900

9. Great Wall: 121,700

10. Nanjing Auto: 113,800