China News Service, April 9th Cai Ronghua, deputy director of the Industrial Development Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, pointed out on April 9 that although the recent epidemic has indeed brought greater impact and downward pressure on the automotive industry in a short period of time, this situation is temporary It will not affect the long-term trend of China's auto industry. After adjustment and optimization, China's auto market will gradually recover and remain stable for a long period of time.
Data map: On March 23, a car company worker worked on the production line. China News Service reporter Zhang Changshe
The joint defense and control mechanism of the State Council held a press conference on April 9 to introduce the situation of stabilizing the impact of the epidemic and expanding automobile consumption. A reporter asked at the meeting: Since 2018, China's automobile production and sales have been declining continuously. Does this mean that our automobile consumer market has limited potential? How to view the market trend of China's auto industry in the future?
Cai Ronghua pointed out that from the perspective of the development process of China's auto industry, China's auto industry has now gone through a stage of rapid development and entered a period of transition from quantitative expansion to quality improvement, but the industry's long-term stable development trend has not changed. The future market space is still very broad.
According to Cai Ronghua, Chinese cars have entered the family since the early 1990s. The annual output and sales of Chinese cars have continued to increase from less than one million to about 28 million in recent years, ranking first in the world for many consecutive years. . At present, China's national car ownership is about 260 million, and the number of car ownership per thousand people has grown rapidly from less than 10 to more than 180, reaching the global average.
Cai Ronghua mentioned that since 2018, China's auto production and sales have indeed changed, but in general it still conforms to the law of industrial development, and the industry's long-term stability has not changed. At present, the car ownership of 1,000 people in developed countries is generally at the level of 500-800 vehicles. Taking into account the national differences in population size, regional structure and resource environment, China will continue to advance with the continuous increase in residents' income and consumption, and urbanization will gradually advance in the future. There is still much room for growth in the ownership of thousands of cars in China. On the one hand, with the continuous increase in the number of possessions, the annual consumption of renewal may increase gradually from the current 9 million to more than 20 million. On the other hand, China's third-tier and below-tier cities have greater potential for automobile consumption, which will become a new growth driver for automobile consumption in the future.
Cai Ronghua pointed out that in the face of changes in the industry, on the one hand, the country has issued a policy to stabilize automobile consumption, focusing on improving the automobile consumption environment, fully releasing the potential of automobile consumption, and stabilizing the impact of changes in the growth rate of the automobile market on the industry. On the other hand, we will actively guide the industry towards high-quality development and promote the industry to accelerate its transformation and upgrade to electrification and intelligence. Therefore, on the whole, although the recent epidemic has indeed brought greater impact and downward pressure on the automobile industry in a short period of time, we believe that this situation is temporary and will not affect the long-term trend of China's automobile industry. After adjustment and optimization, China's auto market will gradually recover and remain stable for a long period of time.