Car Sales Passed 9.6 Million in the First Half of 2014

Car makers in China delivered 1,560,311 units in June and 9,629,246 in the first half of 2014, according to CPCA (China Passenger Car Association). Compared with the same period a year ago, deliveries rose 11.8% and 11.4% respectively. Excluding exports, sales increased 14% to 1,465,735 in June and 11.4% to 9,094,452 in H1. The numbers cover only domestically produced sedans (two- or three-box), MPVs, microvans, and SUVs. Imports and commercial vehicles are not included.

In the past, significantly more consumers chose to buy a new vehicle in the second half of the year than in the first. If the pattern holds, the 2014 passenger market is to exceed 20 million, a record level in history.

Sector Wholesales in June Growth on year Wholesales in H1 2014 Growth on year
Sedan (two- or three-box) 1,005,651 7.0% 6,210,741 6.7%
SUV 319,055 32.3% 1,810,074 35.9%
MPV 123,099 39.3% 862,460 47.3%
Microvan 112,506 -10.4% 745,971 -17.4%
Total 1,560,311 11.8% 9,629,246 11.4%

The wholesales of the top-ten passenger car makers in June are:

1. FAW-Volkswagen: 152,714

2. Shanghai-Volkswagen: 134,508

3. Shanghai-GM: 133,494

4. SAIC-GM-Wuling: 107,452

5. Dongfeng-Nissan: 89,302

6. Changan: 88,109

7. Beijing-Hyundai: 86,668

8. Changan-Ford: 67,641

9. Dongfeng-PSA: 57,362

10. Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia: 51,006