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Chinese and world market leaders of auto production in China

Market shares of the world auto market leaders rising at the expense of their Chinese competitors

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October 22nd, 2015 - China became the number one of the world automobile production. This is the result of both its rapid economic development and the internationalization of world-wide automobile production since the turn of the millennium.


The worldwide ten largest car manufacturer produce over 71.8% of the worldwide automobiles (2014). Their portion at the automobile production in China is with 58.5%.


Which position shows the Chinese automobile manufacturers themselves? The following overview shows the ten largest Chinese car manufacturers with their production for the Chinese market.

The market shares of Chinese automobile manufacturers 2013.

These ten largest Chinese automobile companies covering 40.7% of the Chinese car market in the year 2014. How has been developing their market shares in comparison to that of the ten world market leader of the automobile production in China?

The world market leaders are rolling back their Chinese competitors

The relation between the Chinese market leaders and the world market leader in automobile production is coined by fierce competition, in which the world market leaders could expand their positions at the expense of the Chinese market leaders.


The Chinese automobile production grows from 2010 to 2014 by 29.9% (the index rises from 100 to 129.9).


From 2010 to 2011 the market share of the Chinese market leaders at the car production in China explodes from 33% to 43%. However, that is already the maximum value so far. One year later the market share drops to 42% despite a growing automobile production.

The market shares of Chinese market leaders and world market leaders in auto production in China from 2010 to 2014.

2013 China’s automobile production grows by almost 15%. However, the Chinese market leaders cannot profit from this growth. On the contrary. Their market share is even more strongly reduced from 42% to 40%.

This development continues in 2014. Auto production in China climbs by 7.3% but the market share of the Chineses market leaders dwindles again to 39%.


There are the world market leaders of the auto industry raising their production more strongly than automobile production in China grows, thereby increasing their market shares. This rise in market share happens initially step by step. Then the market share bounces up from 51% to 56%, increasing again to 59% in 2014.


Stagnant markets in the industrialized countries as well as in the developing countries, which worked as growth engines of the world economy in former times forcing the world market leaders in China to their largest efforts with fierce competition.


The success of the world market leaders in China becomes at the same time the Achilles heel, deciding on their on their weal and woe on the world market in the future.

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