China News Agency, Beijing, April 1st (Reporter Yan Xiaohong) The China Automobile Dealers Association released the latest issue of the "Automotive Consumption Index" on March 1: The automobile consumption index in March 2020 was 63.0, and consumer demand is still insufficient to support. Car sales are expected to continue to increase in April.

Data Map: Workers of auto companies work on final assembly production lines. Photo by Zhang Chang from China News Agency

According to the China Automobile Dealers Association, various industries and industries resumed orderly production and resumed work in April, and the epidemic promoted car purchases for car-free families. In addition, local governments issued related subsidy policies to promote car consumption. It is expected that car sales will continue to increase in April.

Judging from the sub-indexes that make up the automobile consumption index, the March demand sub-index was 83.7, a sharp increase from last month. It is expected that the epidemic situation in April will be effectively controlled. The accumulated demand in the previous period is expected to be further released. The automobile consumption demand in April is close to the previous year. Over the same period.

The sub-index for entering stores in March was 86.8. It is expected that the epidemic situation will basically come to an end in April, and consumers ’willingness to watch cars in stores has increased significantly.

The purchasing sub-index for March was 88.6. As the epidemic prevention and control effect appeared in April, economic life in various places gradually recovered, and consumers ’willingness to purchase increased from last month.

The China Automobile Dealers Association reminded that although the epidemic situation was basically controlled in April, work resumed in all regions, and the production and living order was basically restored, but due to the international epidemic situation, the situation of domestic epidemic prevention and control continued. In particular, the return to work in first-tier cities requires isolation, and passenger flow is still affected.

In the same period, the China Automobile Dealers Association announced the resumption of dealerships nationwide. As of 16:00 on the 1st, the China Automobile Dealers Association conducted a survey of member companies and related companies on the day after the dealers resumed work, covering Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Henan, There are 147 auto dealer groups in Anhui, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Fujian, Guangdong and other provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, involving a total of 8,663 4S stores, and the overall resumption efficiency is 70.21%. (Finish)