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China’s vehicle sales in February drop 13.77% over the previous year, CAAM

Monika From Gasgoo| March 11 , 2019

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- In February, China's vehicle sales reached 1,481,600 units, dropping 13.77% year on year and slumping 37.41% month on month, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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Affected by the Spring Festival, it is not strange that both PV and CV sales represented negative month-on-month (MoM) growth in February. However, compared with the performance of a year ago, PV sector faced a decrease of 17.35% which was somewhat be counteracted by CV sector’s increase of 8.02%.

For the first two months, a total of 3,851,500 vehicles have been sold nationwide with a year-on-year (YoY) decline of 14.94%. Of that, PV sales slid 17.51% over the previous year.

According to the CAAM's data, China's vehicle outputs in February shrank 17.37% from the year-ago period and the year-to-date (YTD) outputs fell 14.08%, quite close to the sales drop. 

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Last month, major segments of PV all posted YoY and MoM decline in outputs and sales. Both car and SUV sales exceeded 500,000 units, dropping 14.4% and 18.6% over a year ago respectively. The MPV segment encountered the biggest YoY decrease of 27.23%.

For the first two months, the car and SUV segments suffered YoY decrease of 14.68% and 18.64% respectively, which were in correspondence with the change reflected on Feb. sales.

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