Tag Archives: Automotive

The Road Ahead For China’s Automobile Industry

For the first time in memory, China’s unit vehicle sales declined in 2018, registering a 2.8 percent year over year decline.

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The Trade War Truce — Who Benefits?

The answer might surprise you. Two of Germany’s largest car makers stand to be immediate beneficiaries of a reduction in trade tensions between the United States and China. Currently, the United States exports more cars to China than China exports to the United States, and BMW AG and Daimler AG lead the way with their […]

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2018: A Transition Year for China Autos?

2018 may be shaping up to be a transition year for China automobiles. It may be the year that marks the end of the industry’s nearly 20-year growth phase, and the beginning of a mature phase where vehicle sales grow in line with overall economic factors. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), […]

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2018: A Tough Year For China Autos

2018 is shaping up to be a tough year for the automobile industry in China.

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Vehicle Sales in China: First Nine Months of 2017

For the first nine months of 2017, total sales of trucks, buses, and passenger cars in China were up 4.5 percent to 20.2 million units, close to the 5 percent increase that most auto analysts are predicting for the full year. China is on track to be the world’s largest car market for the eighth consecutive year.

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How Electric Vehicles Are Changing The Auto Landscape

“If the policymakers and the capital providers are both telling you to do it (i.e. build EVs)…then you’d better get on and just do it.”

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An Inflection Point In The Global Electric Vehicle Industry?

By any definition, the global electric vehicle (EV) industry appears to be at an inflection point. UBS, a large securities firm, believes that significant change is on the way and predicts that a growing global electric vehicle fleet will be disruptive to gasoline demand by 2031.

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Managing The Dragon’s 2017 China Predictions

Ever since MTD began making China predictions in 2009, the state of China’s economy has been a major question mark. For that reason, I have felt compelled to throw my hat into the ring and make my own prediction for the growth of China’s gross domestic product (“GDP”).

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The Beijing Auto Show 2012

The Beijing Auto Show 2012

First quarter passenger car sales in China may have been flat, but that does not seem to have dampened the enthusiasm for the Beijing Auto Show, which opened earlier this week. Every year, China’s major auto show alternates between Beijing and Shanghai, and every year, the show seems to get bigger. This year’s show requires […]

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China Car Sales Slow in February

While car sales in the United States increased by a sizzling 27 percent in February, China’s auto industry managed to eke out only a single-digit increase, a rare occurrence in China’s auto industry. According to Kate Zhu, auto analyst for Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd., passenger vehicle sales totaled 772,441 units in February, up 7.4 percent […]

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