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Chinese and world market leaders of auto production in China

The market shares of the world auto leaders and the Chinese market leaders are on the same level in China for the first time

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July 2nd 2019 - China has become 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 two thirds (66.8%) of the worldwide automobiles (2017). Their portion at the automobile production in China is at 44.2%.

 

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 in 2017.

The market shares of Chinese automobile manufacturers 2017.

These ten largest Chinese automobile companies cover 42.7% of the Chinese car market in the year 2017. How has been developing their market shares in comparison to that of the ten world market leader of the automobile production in China?

Chinese market leaders and world market leader in China 2017 on the same level for the first time

The relation between the Chinese market leaders and the world market leader in automobile production is coined by fierce competition.

 

The Chinese automobile production grows from 2010 to 2016 by 44% (the index rises from 74.5 to 118.4, 2015 = 100).

 

From 2010 to 2011 the market share of the Chinese market leaders at the car production in China explodes from 34% to 47%. However, that is already the maximum value so far. One year later the market share drops to 44% despite a growing automobile production.

The market shares of Chinese market leaders and world market leaders in auto production in China from 2010 to 2017.

2013 China’s automobile production grows by almost 12%. However, the Chinese market leaders cannot profit from this growth. On the contrary. Their market share is even more strongly reduced from 44% to 42%.


This development continues in 2014. Auto production in China climbs by 6% but the market share of the Chineses market leaders dwindles again from 42% to 41%.

 

There are the world market leaders of the auto industry raising their production more strongly than automobile production in China is growing, thereby increasing their market shares. This rise in market share happens initially step by step. Then the market share bounces up in 2013 from 51% to 56% and increases 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.

 

2015 the market share of the ten world market leaders in China drops to 46% while car production in China is growing by only 3%. But the Chinese market leaders can't increase their market share. 2016 car production in China increases by almost 15%, however, the gap between der market shares of the world market leaders and the Chinese market leaders remains unchaned at four percentages.


Finally, in 2017, the market share of the world market leaders in China drops to 43%, the Chinese market leaders increase their market share from 42% to 43%. The market shares of both groups reach the same level for the first time1.

 



1 Toyota and Honda hid their production figures in China from the OICA in 2017. Therefore, the figures for 2016 have been taken into account.

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