In October, China’s auto sales persisted on the uptrend, up 0.1% on month or 12.5% on year to 2.6 million units, and among the total, new-energy vehicles (NEVs) sales grew more remarkably, jumping 13.9% on month or 104.5% on year, according to the latest data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on November 11.
Final data for last month’s sales of heavy trucks in China will likely show a 41% surge on year to around 129,000 units, even though compared with September, October sales fell by 14.3%, according to the latest report published by Beijing-headquartered Commercial Vehicle World (CVWorld) on November 2. Full-year sales would definitely exceed 1.5 million units, it predicted.
Among the four major electrical home appliances manufacturing in China, that of air-conditioner declined the most by 17.2% on month to 15.3 million units for August, though the volume was still 0.5% higher on year, according to the latest data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), though market sources remained optimistic on higher production for the last quarter of 2020.
China’s production and sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) saw their first year-on-year growth this year in July, rising by 15.6% and 19.3% respectively, according to the latest statistics of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) published on August 11.
Chinese production of air-conditioners declined by 14.7% on year to 19.4 million units during May, according to the latest data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics, with the May result taking total production over January-May to some 78 million units, lower by 23.1% on year, the NBS data show. However, the pace of the decline had slowed marginally from the 24.8% decrease charted over the first four months.
Better than expected, China’s auto sales rose on year and on month for the second successive month in May after a 21-month continuing drop, up 14.5% on year or 5.9% on month to 2.2 million units, mainly due to the government’s preferential policies and robust demand for trucks for infrastructure construction, according to the release from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on June 11.
China’s sales of excavators for both domestic and overseas customers for May had rose on year for the third successive month, up 68% on year, as end-users had been booking in anticipation of more construction projects in the coming months, according to the latest statistics from the China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA) on June 9.
The combined gross profit of enterprises in China’s auto industry surged 29.5% on year during April, according to the latest release by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on May 27. The sector received a moderate boost from the rise in sales last month – reflecting the lift in demand that had been delayed by the battle against COVID-19 – but market sources warn that the handsome profits would be difficult to repeat.
China’s production of air-conditioners dropped by 24.8% on year over the first four months of 2020, though the pace of the decline slowed marginally from the 27.9% decrease seen during January-March, according to the latest data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Demand for the units has not fully returned, and concerns about retreating global demand and hovering high stocks saw makers continue to restrain production, market sources said.
Sales among China’s eleven major auto manufacturers declined by a large 19.9% on month or by 13.9% on year to 351,000 units over May 1-10, according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) published on May 13. The decline in sales indicated that actual demand for new vehicles remains soft, Mysteel Global noted.
China’s production of white goods with air conditioner in particular, slumped 10-30% on year for the first quarter of 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak first in China in late January and then the worldwide starting early march, according to the latest statistics released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd (MCC), China’s largest construction and engineering service provider, saw its business model further diversifying from the traditional metallurgical projects in 2019, as the revenue from the sector decreased to 22.5% of the total from the 25.1% for 2018, according to the company’s latest annual report released on April 1.