The Number of Registered Automobiles Increased 16.4% in 2011 to 106 MillionMarch 9th, 2012 | Posted in Regulations | Uncategorized
There were 105,780,000 automobiles registered in China for civilian use at the end of 2011, 16.4% more than a year ago, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (the count includes 12,280,000 three-wheeled motor vehicles and low-speed trucks). The number of privately-owned cars increased 20.4% from the end of 2010 to 78,720,000, which includes 43,220,000 sedans and hatchbacks, up 25.5%.
Report from the Department of Public Security shows that registered motor vehicles (automobiles, motorcycles, and others) in China totaled 225 million at the end of last year, including 106 million automobiles. 2011 marks the first year in history where more automobiles than motorcycles were allowed on Chinese roads. 236 million people could legally drive a motor vehicle; 11.09% of them had driving experience for less than a year; women account for only 18.96%. There were 14 cities in China that had more than 1 million registered automobiles; more than 4.7 million automobiles had valid Beijing plates.