China Auto Sales Increased 4.3% to 19.3 Million in 2012

China Association of Automobile Manufacturers revealed today the final results achieved by the country’s auto industry in 2012. In total, automakers in China delivered 19,306,400 vehicles last year, 4.33% more than 2011. The growth rate exceeds that in 2011 by 1.88 percentage points.

Passenger car sales increased 7.07% from 2011 to 15,495,200, while the commercial vehicle market contracted 5.49% to 3,811,200 units.

Passenger car market:

Passenger car sales 2012 Growth on Year
Total deliveries 15,495,200 7.07%
Sedans 10,744,700 6.15%
SUVs 2,000,400 25.5%
MPVs 493,400 -0.87%
Microvans 2,256,700 -0.07%

Commercial vehicle market:

Commercial vehicle sales 2012 Growth on Year
Total deliveries 3,811,200 -5.49%
Buses 425,600 5.51%
Trucks 2,653,400 -1.8%
Semi-trailers 190,600 -25.98%
Incomplete units of buses 81,800 -3.16%
Incomplete units of trucks 459,800 -21.45%

Largest automakers:

Rank
Autos
Passenger cars
Commercial vehicles
Chinese Companies
Sales in thousands
Companies
Sales in thousands
Companies
Sales in thousands
1
SAIC
4,461.4
Shanghai GM
1,363.5
Beiqi Foton
613.1
2
Dongfeng
3,078.5
FAW VW
1,328.9
Dongfeng
538.7
3
FAW
2,645.9
SGMW
1,322.6
JAC
274.7
4
Changan
1,956.4
Shanghai VW
1,280
Jinbei
263
5
BAIC
1,691.1
Beijing Hyundai
859.6
FAW
227.7
6
GAC
712.2
Dongfeng Nissan
773
Jiangling
187.7
7
Brilliance
638
Chongqing Changan
604.2
Sinotruk
137.8
8
Great Wall
624.6
Chery
550.2
Great Wall
137.2
9
Chery
563.3
FAW Toyota
495.5
SGMW
135.6
10
Geely
491.4
Changan Ford
493.6
Nanjing Auto
132

 

Overseas Sales:

Exports of Chinese cars topped one million, at 1,056,100, setting a new record. Compared with 2011, the number jumped 29.7%. The five largest auto exporters are Chery, Geely, Great Wall, SAIC, and Lifan.

EV sales:

The market of electric vehicles remained highly limited in size but grew very fast. 11,375 pure electric vehicles were sold in 2012, up 103.9% on year. Deliveries of plug-in hybrids reached 1,416.