China News Service, July 11th:

Semi-annual examination of the automobile industry: Both production and sales exceeded 12 million vehicles and are expected to return to the growth area throughout the year

  Ge Cheng from China-Singapore Finance

  In the recent period, the supply chain of my country's auto industry affected by the epidemic has fully recovered, and enterprises have accelerated production to make up for losses.

Under the superposition of the national purchase tax halving policy and the local government's policy to promote automobile consumption, the automobile industry quickly "recovered lost ground".

  On July 11, the China Automobile Association announced the operation data of the automobile industry in June.

Data show that in

June, the production and sales of passenger cars were 2.239 million and 2.222 million, up 31.6% and 36.9% month-on-month, and up 43.6% and 41.2% year-on-year


The vitality of the passenger car market is being fully released.

Data map: Car transportation.

Driven by policies, the auto market in


is "not weak in the off-season"

  "Automobile production and sales have obvious seasonal characteristics. The traditional production and sales peaks are concentrated in the fourth quarter, especially in September and October." Chen Shihua, deputy secretary-general of the China Automobile Association, told Zhongxin Finance that passenger cars in June The wholesale volume of the market performed well, and the production and sales that were delayed due to the impact of the epidemic in April and May were made up to a certain extent.

The terminal market has also improved significantly, showing a significant growth in general, showing the characteristics of "not weak in the off-season".

  In terms of categories, in June, the Chinese brand passenger vehicle market continued its rapid growth momentum.

In the month, a total of 994,000 vehicles were sold, an increase of 24.5% month-on-month and a year-on-year increase of 43.1%, accounting for 44.8% of the total passenger car sales.

  Among foreign brands, compared with the previous month, the sales growth rate of Korean, American and Japanese passenger cars all exceeded 50%, showing outstanding performance, and the German and French brands also showed double-digit rapid growth; Compared with the same period, the sales of Korean brands declined rapidly, and the sales of German, Japanese, Korean and French brands of passenger cars all showed rapid growth.

Production and sales of new energy vehicles hit a record high in June 

  According to data from the China Automobile Association, in June, the production and sales of new energy vehicles were 590,000 and 596,000 respectively, an increase of 1.3 times year-on-year.

The production and sales of new energy vehicles reached a new high, with a market share of 23.8%, continuing to maintain a high-speed growth trend.

  Among them, the monthly production and sales of new energy passenger vehicles were 563,000 and 569,000, an increase of 1.4 times and 1.3 times year-on-year, and the production and sales of new energy commercial vehicles were 27,000 and 28,000, an increase of 83.5% and 88.4% year-on-year.

  According to Xu Haidong, deputy chief engineer of the China Automobile Association

, policy planning, research and development of car companies, and industrial chain construction are several important reasons for the sustainable and stable development of new energy vehicles in China.

  "Since 2008, the government has issued a large number of policy plans, and also provided subsidies, (this) supports the continuous updating of new energy vehicles throughout China." Xu Haidong told Zhongxin Finance that China's auto companies are in the policy. Under the guidance of continuous improvement of models and levels, the product competitiveness of the entire new energy vehicle has been improved very quickly, no matter in terms of appearance, configuration, or quality, etc., have been improved.

  Xu Haidong also said that in the early use of new energy vehicles, car companies have also accumulated a lot of experience. At the same time, the entire new energy vehicle industry chain has been built, and the raw material supply chain can also be mass-produced.

On the other hand, today's consumers have begun to accept China's new energy vehicles, "

especially young people, who are willing to choose new energy vehicles because this product already meets some of his requirements


Data map: New energy vehicle production line.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Bin

Automobile production and sales exceeded 12 million in the first half of the year

  Data from the China Automobile Association also shows that in the first half of 2022, the production and sales of automobiles both exceeded 12 million, reaching 12.117 million and 12.057 million respectively, a year-on-year decrease of 3.7% and 6.6%, a decrease of 5.9 percentage points and 5.9 percentage points from January to May. 5.6 percentage points.

  Among them, passenger cars sold a total of 10.355 million units in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 3.4%, ending the downward trend.

Among the main types of passenger vehicles, compared with the same period of the previous year, the sales of basic passenger vehicles (sedans) and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) ended a decline and showed a slight increase, while the other two categories remained stable. decline.

  In the first half of 2022, automobile production and sales generally showed a "U-shaped" trend: January-February started well, production and sales grew steadily, fell rapidly in mid-to-late March, lost about 1 million sales in March-May, and increased significantly in June.

  Chen Shihua said, "The automobile industry is an important pillar industry of the national economy, with a long industrial chain and a strong driving effect, and it is an important focus for stabilizing economic growth. At the most severe moment of epidemic prevention and control in the first half of the year, the competent ministries and commissions took a series of smooth measures Effective measures in the supply chain of the automotive industry chain will minimize the impact of the epidemic on the industry chain."

  The China Automobile Association predicts that

China's automobile sales are expected to reach 27 million in 2022, an increase of about 3% year-on-year


Among them, passenger car sales are expected to reach 23 million, a year-on-year increase of about 7%; commercial vehicle sales are expected to reach 4 million, a year-on-year decrease of about 16%; new energy vehicle sales are expected to reach 5.5 million, a year-on-year increase of more than 56%.