Top 15 Chinese Auto Exporters in 2012

February 24th, 2013 | Posted in exports

Vehicle exports from China surpassed 1 million in 2012, reaching 1,056,091 units on a 29.7% increase from 2011. According to CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers), a total of 37 automakers based in China recorded overseas sales last year, mostly in emerging markets. Chery remained the largest exporter, selling 184,757 cars abroad, followed by Geely, which saw exports soar 165%. Lifan, another native company, also more than doubled its sales abroad.

2012 overseas sales Growth from 2011
1. Chery 184,757 16.26%
2. Geely 100,779 165.01%
3. Great Wall 96,465 16.06%
4. SAIC 95,653 58.03%
5. Lifan 87,014 102.31%
6. Dongfeng 84,783 32.26%
7. JAC 57,210 -15.30%
8. GAC 52,952 71.01%
9. Chang’an 51,933 -35.77%
10. BAIC 50,869 18.43%
11. Brilliance 44,568 32.76%
12. Sinotruk 26,132 17.66%
13. BYD 23,842 39.26%
14. FAW 22,888 76.41%
15. Xiamen King Long 19,155 25.26%

15 largest Chinese vehicle exporters in 2012

62.72% of the exports, or 636,600 vehicles, went to these ten countries:

Sales of Chinese vehicles in 2012
1. Algeria 149,800
2. Iraq 90,100
3. Russia 89,700
4. Iran 77,800
5. Chile 62,700
6. Peru 37,200
7. Egypt 34,600
8. Venezuela 32,800
9. Colombia 31,300
10. Ukraine 30,600

Top 10 overseas markets of Chinese vehicles

Passenger cars accounted for 62.6% of the exports, commercial vehicles 37.39%. Last year, 478,809 sedans were sold overseas, up 44.43%; 129,052 SUVs, up 34.66%; 294,986 trucks, up 13.83%; 54,206 buses, up 23.34%.

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