Tag Archives: trucks

China’s Heavy-Duty Truck Market

In what is turning out to be a very difficult year for China’s motor vehicle industry, one bright spot is the country’s truck industry.

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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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Strong Demand Drives China Vehicle Sales in 1H2016

Demand for all types of vehicle transportation in China has been surprisingly strong so far in 2016.

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The Coming Auto Wars

As discussed in our recent recap of the Global Auto Forum 2010, one of the consensus views expressed at the GAF was that China will have substantial excess capacity in autos by 2015, and the resulting pressure to export vehicles may lead to significant trade tensions with countries that have large automotive industries (read the […]

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The Rise of Local Competition in China

While researching China’s wind turbine market, Liam Denning, who writes for the Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street column, noticed that Chinese companies have been gaining market share at the expense of their foreign counterparts. According to Denning’s findings, foreign companies’ share of the wind turbines sold in China dropped to 13 percent in […]

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Driving in China

If you’ve traveled to China, or spoken to someone who has, you have undoubtedly heard the jokes about Chinese drivers. Noting that red lights and double yellow lines are “merely suggestions” are two of the most popular China driving jokes, but there are many, many more. I won’t bore you by repeating them here. However, […]

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Winners and Losers in China’s Passenger Car Market

President John F. Kennedy is credited with coining the phrase that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” With sales up by 45 percent during the first seven months of 2010, there are no losers in China’s passenger car market — at least not yet. This year’s growth is due to an economy that is still […]

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China’s Heavy Duty Truck Market

Passenger cars are a hot item in China these days. With car sales up by 45 percent through July, it seems that everyone in China is buying a car this year. It’s no wonder then that more than 800,000 people visited the Beijing auto show during the last week in April, making it the best-attended […]

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