In January, automobile production and sales were 2.422 million and 2.531 million, down 16.7% and 9.2% month-on-month, and up 1.4% and 0.9% year-on-year.

Chen Shihua, deputy secretary-general of the China Automobile Association, said that the automobile industry has achieved a "good start".

Among them, the production and sales of new energy vehicles were 452,000 and 431,000, an increase of 1.3 times and 1.4 times year-on-year respectively.

In an interview with a reporter from China Economic Net, Chen Shihua said that there are many reasons for the continuous double-speed growth of new energy vehicles. One is that new energy vehicles are driven by past policies and enter the current market stage; The third is that the traditional car companies are paying more and more attention; the fourth is that the export of new energy has reached 56,000 units, which continues to maintain a high level, which is also an important growth point for domestic vehicles in the future;

  Against the background of a relatively high base in the same period last year, the whole industry worked together to promote the stable development trend of the automobile market at the beginning of 2022.

Last Friday (February 18), data released by the China Automobile Association showed that in January, automobile production and sales were 2.422 million and 2.531 million, down 16.7% and 9.2% month-on-month, and up 1.4% and 0.9% year-on-year.

Chen Shihua, deputy secretary-general of the China Automobile Association, said that the automobile industry has achieved a "good start".

  The China Automobile Association believes that in January, the overall situation of automobile production and sales was stable. Supported by the continued slight improvement in chip supply and the introduction of policies to encourage automobile consumption in some places, the performance of passenger cars was better than the overall level, and the production and sales continued to grow steadily year-on-year. The trend of production and sales of commercial vehicles continued the downward trend month-on-month and year-on-year, and the year-on-year decline was more significant.

  In January, the production and sales of passenger vehicles were 2.077 million and 2.186 million, down 17.8% and 9.7% from the previous month, and up 8.7% and 6.7% from the same period last year.

The China Automobile Association said that passenger cars have provided strong support for the stable development of the automobile market.

  Among the four major categories of passenger cars, the production and sales in January all showed a month-on-month decline, among which MPV and crossover passenger cars fell more significantly; compared with the same period of the previous year, the production and sales of MPV decreased slightly, and the other three types of models were different. degree of growth, of which cross-type passenger cars grow faster.

  In addition, the luxury car market, which leads the auto market, continues to maintain rapid growth.

In January, the sales volume of domestically produced high-end brand passenger cars reached 381,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 11.1%, 4.4 percentage points higher than the overall growth rate of passenger cars.

  By country, Chinese brand passenger cars sold a total of 1.004 million vehicles in January, down 11.7% month-on-month and up 15.9% year-on-year, accounting for 45.9% of the total passenger car sales, and the share was down 1.0 percentage points from the previous month , an increase of 3.7 percentage points over the same period last year.

  Among the major foreign brands, compared with the previous month, the sales of German brands increased slightly, the declines of Japanese and French brands were slightly lower, and the sales of American and Korean brands both showed a rapid decline; compared with the same period last year, the sales of French brands increased The speed is still rapid, the German and American brands have increased slightly, and the Japanese and Korean brands have both declined, among which the Korean brand has declined more significantly.

  In January, the sales volume of the top ten enterprise groups in automobile sales totaled 2.183 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 1.0%, accounting for 86.3% of the total automobile sales, 1.7 percentage points lower than the same period last year.

However, the new car-making forces have gradually begun to exert their strength. In January, a total of 121,000 vehicles were sold, and the market concentration reached 4.8%, which was 3 percentage points higher than the same period last year.

  It is worth mentioning that the export of automobiles continued to develop well, and the monthly export volume was at the second-highest level in history.

In January, auto companies exported 231,000 vehicles, a month-on-month increase of 3.8% and a year-on-year increase of 87.7%.

Among them, the export of passenger vehicles was 185,000 units, a decrease of 1.1% month-on-month and a year-on-year increase of 94.5%; the export of commercial vehicles was 46,000 units, a month-on-month increase of 29.5% and a year-on-year increase of 64.8%.

In addition, the contribution to the growth of new energy vehicle exports reached 43.7%.

  In contrast, the performance of the new energy vehicle market is even more eye-catching.

The data shows that in January, the production and sales of new energy vehicles were 452,000 and 431,000 respectively. Although the month-on-month declines, they increased by 1.3 times and 1.4 times year-on-year respectively, with a market share of 17%, of which the market share of new energy passenger vehicles reached 17%. 19.2%, which is still higher than the level of last year.

  The China Automobile Association stated that although the sales of new energy vehicles this month did not break the historical record, it still continued the trend of rapid development last year, and the scale of production and sales was much higher than that of the same period last year.

  In terms of models, the production and sales of pure electric vehicles were 367,000 units and 346,000 units, an increase of 1.2 times year-on-year; the production and sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles were both 85,000 units, an increase of 2.0 times year-on-year; the production and sales of fuel cell vehicles were completed respectively 142 and 192, an increase of 3.9 times and 2.0 times year-on-year respectively.

  In an interview with a reporter from China Economic Net, Chen Shihua said that there are many reasons for the continuous double-speed growth of new energy vehicles. One is that new energy vehicles are driven by past policies and enter the current market stage; The third is that the traditional car companies are paying more and more attention; the fourth is that the export of new energy has reached 56,000 units, which continues to maintain a high level, which is also an important growth point for domestic vehicles in the future;

  "We should look at the future development of the market with caution and optimism," said the China Automobile Association. First, local governments will actively introduce policies related to stabilizing growth to support relatively stable market demand; second, the problem of insufficient chip supply is expected to continue to ease; third, partial Passenger car companies have good market expectations for 2022, which will also play a supporting role in the production and sales in the first quarter.

However, the unfavorable factors cannot be ignored. The shortage of chips still existed in the first quarter, and the domestic scattered epidemics also increased the risks of the industrial chain and supply chain. The current policy dividends for commercial vehicles have basically been exhausted.

(China Economic Net reporter Jiang Zhiwen)

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