China market report. Full Year 2016, New Record, the 22nd in a row!

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Chinese Auto Sales 2016 near 28 million units scoring the New All Time record, the 22nd in a row. China now represent over the 30% of global sales. Volkswagen sold over double than the second.

Market Outlook

Despite the implementation of measures to tighten the property market and less decisive policy support, the economy managed to expand at the fastest pace in one year in Q4. Robust dynamics in retail sales and manufacturing activities were behind the acceleration.

While the government will try to cushion any sharp slowdown, growth will moderate this year on the back of a cooling property market and rising global economic uncertainties. FocusEconomics panelists forecast that the economy will grow 6.4% in 2017.

As far as concern the automotive industry, the 2016 was spectacular with sales volume boosted by local demand further enhanced by government incentives to low displacement engines (below 1.600 cc) officially ending on December 21st, with a second half acceleration above any expectations.

More, in December for the very first time ever, sales volume exceeded the 3 million units. More sales in 1 month than a year in the sixth market in the World (UK).

According to the data released by the C.A.A.M., (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers), the total light vehicles sales (including both local produced and imported vehicles) in November had been 3.022.000, up +6.3%.

The year ended with sales at 27.97 million, up 12.0% from the 2015, scoring the 22nd all time record in a row. 2016 volume was the double than in the 2009.

Including all sales data (both local production and import data) focus2move Research Team has just released two new researches on this market. We read there as the Chinese industry outpaced the 30% of the World. The number of vehicles per 1000 inhabitants is now at 111, doubled in 5 years, still one seventh than in Europe.

Competitive Arena

Volkswagen sold over 3 million vehicles (+10.5%) over the double than the second, the Chinese ChangAn (1.4 million, +7.6%) and the third, Wuling, with 1.39 million.

Top performer of the year had been Honda (+23.4%), Mercedes (+26.8%), Geely (+41.1%) and Bajoun (+52.1%).

In the tables below, the top brands, manufacturers and models. Searching for the top 100 models ranking you can refer to the report dedicated.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required.

Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2022.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

All these and more within our  China Corner Store

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Dec Rank 2016 BRAND Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 264.389 3.024.776 11,2% 10,5% 9,0% 10,9%
10 2 ChangAn 103.573 1.404.481 10,1% 7,6% 3,5% 5,1%
4 3 Wuling 129.690 1.392.709 -4,4% -7,9% 4,4% 5,0%
6 4 Buick 123.683 1.234.668 -4,3% 19,0% 4,2% 4,4%
3 5 Honda 133.152 1.230.277 -15,1% 23,4% 4,5% 4,4%
12 6 Toyota 99.862 1.165.270 -8,4% 9,4% 3,4% 4,2%
5 7 Hyundai 127.147 1.126.319 -1,1% 4,8% 4,3% 4,1%
2 8 Great Wall 150.930 1.114.653 43,1% 18,2% 5,1% 4,0%
8 9 Ford 108.600 1.051.353 -1,8% 10,0% 3,7% 3,8%
7 10 Nissan 109.989 1.015.689 -18,9% 13,6% 3,8% 3,7%
14 11 Dongfeng 84.301 912.762 -15,5% 6,9% 2,9% 3,3%
9 12 Geely 108.328 774.948 44,0% 41,1% 3,7% 2,8%
11 13 Baojun 101.246 760.292 20,6% 51,2% 3,5% 2,7%
15 14 BAIC 79.258 699.679 -7,4% 25,1% 2,7% 2,5%
13 15 Kia 94.476 683.538 7,1% 7,8% 3,2% 2,5%
20 16 Audi 51.500 591.554 17,0% 3,2% 1,8% 2,1%
18 17 Jac 61.740 579.826 -7,3% 9,6% 2,1% 2,1%
16 18 Chevrolet 73.935 539.052 -6,3% -15,3% 2,5% 1,9%
17 19 Chery 64.372 505.618 25,7% 18,8% 2,2% 1,8%
19 20 BYD 55.486 494.116 2,0% 9,2% 1,9% 1,8%
24 21 BMW 45.151 479.476 80,6% 7,5% 1,5% 1,7%
23 22 Mercedes 45.378 472.844 11,9% 26,8% 1,5% 1,7%
28 23 Zotye 38.696 419.245 11,9% 76,5% 1,3% 1,5%
22 24 Foton 46.926 402.777 1,4% -24,1% 1,6% 1,4%
31 25 GAC GONOW 27.382 369.953 10,7% 59,1% 0,9% 1,3%
21 26 Peugeot 47.124 349.364 11,6% -14,5% 1,6% 1,3%
30 27 Skoda 28.045 330.364 -17,2% 14,3% 1,0% 1,2%
35 28 Mazda 19.065 266.664 5,1% 17,1% 0,7% 1,0%
32 29 FAW 26.217 250.563 -26,0% -9,6% 0,9% 0,9%
29 30 Citroen 34.037 248.509 -9,5% -17,0% 1,2% 0,9%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 GROUP Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016 FY
1 1 Volkswagen 349.359 4.011.143 8,9% 9,6% 12,0% 14,5%
3 2 General Motors 207.636 1.889.937 -5,7% 7,8% 7,1% 6,8%
2 3 Hyundai-Kia 221.623 1.809.857 2,3% 5,9% 7,6% 6,5%
4 4 SAIC 178.458 1.732.967 0,4% 2,2% 6,1% 6,3%
12 5 ChangAn 103.573 1.404.481 10,1% 7,6% 3,5% 5,1%
11 6 Toyota 108.047 1.263.490 -6,4% 10,4% 3,7% 4,6%
7 7 Honda 133.826 1.238.420 -14,8% 23,7% 4,6% 4,5%
6 8 BAIC 137.893 1.141.861 0,1% 3,6% 4,7% 4,1%
5 9 Great Wall Motors 150.930 1.114.653 43,1% 18,2% 5,2% 4,0%
8 10 Renault-Nissan 120.280 1.103.543 -14,8% 15,9% 4,1% 4,0%
10 11 Ford 109.975 1.067.853 -1,3% 10,3% 3,8% 3,9%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 Model Sales December Sales 2016 Variation December Variation 2016
1 1 Wuling Hongguang 82.543 650.018 17,4% -0,8%
2 2 Haval H6 80.495 580.683 89,2% 55,6%
3 41 Other China LCV 65.917 163.984 -668,7% -8,0%
4 4 Hyundai Elantra 54.461 410.997 46,7% 27,2%
5 6 Baojun 730 50.128 370.169 5,1% 15,3%
6 3 Volkswagen Lavida 45.990 548.321 3,4% 16,0%
7 7 Nissan Sylphy 43.831 367.979 4,9% 10,1%
8 26 Haval H2 35.284 196.926 76,2% 16,9%
9 13 Volkswagen Santana 34.430 318.340 34,4% 15,3%
10 12 Baojun 560 32.008 321.555 -3,1% 121,8%
11 8 Toyota Corolla 31.882 354.702 -7,1% 8,6%
12 15 Buick Envision 31.749 275.383 37,5% 69,0%
13 5 Buick Excelle GT 31.726 370.375 -8,5% 27,6%
14 14 Ford Escort 30.784 296.867 33,6% 38,5%
15 19 Geely EC7 28.539 240.962 21,5% 16,8%
16 20 Ford Focus 26.822 225.924 36,5% -8,2%
17 18 Volkswagen Tiguan 26.610 242.160 41,3% -5,3%
18 16 Wuling Mini-truck 26.444 251.981 7,1% 4,0%
19 24 JAC Refine S3 26.439 197.947 2,3% 0,6%
20 27 Kia K3 25.300 193.408 -4,0% 24,0%
21 10 Volkswagen Sagitar 25.145 341.331 -7,3% 22,0%
22 29 Volkswagen Passat 25.011 188.214 35,5% -18,4%
23 93 Roewe RX5 24.778 90.033
24 46 Kia K2 23.037 154.130 21,7% -6,1%
25 25 Wuling Hongguang V 22.969 197.184 12,9% 1,6%
26 51 Chevrolet Sail 22.857 140.283 -17,6% -35,2%
27 35 Hyundai Tucson 21.812 176.698 62,8% 229,7%
28 11 GAC Trumpchi GS4 21.629 326.906 -5,1% 149,5%
29 62 Chery Arrizo 5 21.148 128.875
30 17 Foton Light Truck 20.953 246.142 -2,7% 2,0%
31 74 Geely Boyue 20.377 109.209
32 21 Volkswagen Bora 20.202 222.279 1,7% 8,8%
33 23 ChangAn CS75 20.156 209.353 -0,7% 12,2%
34 34 Buick Verano 19.640 177.202 22,4% 259,2%
35 86 BYD Song 18.178 100.042 193,2% 626,6%
36 37 Volkswagen Magotan 18.148 171.286 52,4% 10,1%
37 159 Baojun 310 17.896 50.021
38 39 Dongfeng Fengguang 330/370 17.667 168.673 -29,6% 5,1%
39 71 Hyundai ix25 17.319 113.468 65,2% 10,4%
40 60 BYD F3 17.229 130.114 23,4% -9,3%

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