automobile sales rose to nearly 1.8 million units in November,
according to data released this week by the China Association
of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), up 11.5 percent from a
month earlier and 8.2 percent higher than the same month last
Sales of passenger cars saw a
larger increase than those of commercial vehicles. About 1.5
million passenger cars were sold in November, up 12.5 percent
from October. Commercial vehicle sales totaled 329,700, up 7.4
percent in the same comparison.
Total auto production also
increased to nearly 1.8 million units, up almost 11 percent
from October and 3.9 percent higher year on year.
Both sales and production are on
course to exceed 19 million units for 2012, marking a slight
increase from prior-year levels, according to a published
report citing CAAM.
In 2011, auto sales in China totaled 18.5 million units,
while production reached 18.4 million units.
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Steel