China 2016. New Record, the 22nd in a row!

Chinese Auto Sales 2016

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 DecRank 2016BRANDSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016
11Volkswagen264.3893.024.77611,2%10,5%9,0%10,9%
102ChangAn103.5731.404.48110,1%7,6%3,5%5,1%
43Wuling129.6901.392.709-4,4%-7,9%4,4%5,0%
64Buick123.6831.234.668-4,3%19,0%4,2%4,4%
35Honda133.1521.230.277-15,1%23,4%4,5%4,4%
126Toyota99.8621.165.270-8,4%9,4%3,4%4,2%
57Hyundai127.1471.126.319-1,1%4,8%4,3%4,1%
28Great Wall150.9301.114.65343,1%18,2%5,1%4,0%
89Ford108.6001.051.353-1,8%10,0%3,7%3,8%
710Nissan109.9891.015.689-18,9%13,6%3,8%3,7%
1411Dongfeng84.301912.762-15,5%6,9%2,9%3,3%
912Geely108.328774.94844,0%41,1%3,7%2,8%
1113Baojun101.246760.29220,6%51,2%3,5%2,7%
1514BAIC79.258699.679-7,4%25,1%2,7%2,5%
1315Kia94.476683.5387,1%7,8%3,2%2,5%
2016Audi51.500591.55417,0%3,2%1,8%2,1%
1817Jac61.740579.826-7,3%9,6%2,1%2,1%
1618Chevrolet73.935539.052-6,3%-15,3%2,5%1,9%
1719Chery64.372505.61825,7%18,8%2,2%1,8%
1920BYD55.486494.1162,0%9,2%1,9%1,8%
2421BMW45.151479.47680,6%7,5%1,5%1,7%
2322Mercedes45.378472.84411,9%26,8%1,5%1,7%
2823Zotye38.696419.24511,9%76,5%1,3%1,5%
2224Foton46.926402.7771,4%-24,1%1,6%1,4%
3125GAC GONOW27.382369.95310,7%59,1%0,9%1,3%
2126Peugeot47.124349.36411,6%-14,5%1,6%1,3%
3027Skoda28.045330.364-17,2%14,3%1,0%1,2%
3528Mazda19.065266.6645,1%17,1%0,7%1,0%
3229FAW26.217250.563-26,0%-9,6%0,9%0,9%
2930Citroen34.037248.509-9,5%-17,0%1,2%0,9%

Rank DecRank 2016GROUPSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016 FY
11Volkswagen349.3594.011.1438,9%9,6%12,0%14,5%
32General Motors207.6361.889.937-5,7%7,8%7,1%6,8%
23Hyundai-Kia221.6231.809.8572,3%5,9%7,6%6,5%
44SAIC178.4581.732.9670,4%2,2%6,1%6,3%
125ChangAn103.5731.404.48110,1%7,6%3,5%5,1%
116Toyota108.0471.263.490-6,4%10,4%3,7%4,6%
77Honda133.8261.238.420-14,8%23,7%4,6%4,5%
68BAIC137.8931.141.8610,1%3,6%4,7%4,1%
59Great Wall Motors150.9301.114.65343,1%18,2%5,2%4,0%
810Renault-Nissan120.2801.103.543-14,8%15,9%4,1%4,0%
1011Ford109.9751.067.853-1,3%10,3%3,8%3,9%
Rank DecRank 2016ModelSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016
11Wuling Hongguang82.543650.01817,4%-0,8%
22Haval H680.495580.68389,2%55,6%
341Other China LCV65.917163.984-668,7%-8,0%
44Hyundai Elantra54.461410.99746,7%27,2%
56Baojun 73050.128370.1695,1%15,3%
63Volkswagen Lavida45.990548.3213,4%16,0%
77Nissan Sylphy43.831367.9794,9%10,1%
826Haval H235.284196.92676,2%16,9%
913Volkswagen Santana34.430318.34034,4%15,3%
1012Baojun 56032.008321.555-3,1%121,8%
118Toyota Corolla31.882354.702-7,1%8,6%
1215Buick Envision31.749275.38337,5%69,0%
135Buick Excelle GT31.726370.375-8,5%27,6%
1414Ford Escort30.784296.86733,6%38,5%
1519Geely EC728.539240.96221,5%16,8%
1620Ford Focus26.822225.92436,5%-8,2%
1718Volkswagen Tiguan26.610242.16041,3%-5,3%
1816Wuling Mini-truck26.444251.9817,1%4,0%
1924JAC Refine S326.439197.9472,3%0,6%
2027Kia K325.300193.408-4,0%24,0%
2110Volkswagen Sagitar25.145341.331-7,3%22,0%
2229Volkswagen Passat25.011188.21435,5%-18,4%
2393Roewe RX524.77890.033
2446Kia K223.037154.13021,7%-6,1%
2525Wuling Hongguang V22.969197.18412,9%1,6%
2651Chevrolet Sail22.857140.283-17,6%-35,2%
2735Hyundai Tucson21.812176.69862,8%229,7%
2811GAC Trumpchi GS421.629326.906-5,1%149,5%
2962Chery Arrizo 521.148128.875
3017Foton Light Truck20.953246.142-2,7%2,0%
3174Geely Boyue20.377109.209
3221Volkswagen Bora20.202222.2791,7%8,8%
3323ChangAn CS7520.156209.353-0,7%12,2%
3434Buick Verano19.640177.20222,4%259,2%
3586BYD Song18.178100.042193,2%626,6%
3637Volkswagen Magotan18.148171.28652,4%10,1%
37159Baojun 31017.89650.021
3839Dongfeng Fengguang 330/37017.667168.673-29,6%5,1%
3971Hyundai ix2517.319113.46865,2%10,4%
4060BYD F317.229130.11423,4%-9,3%

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