China’s auto sales rise

Comment on this story
china-flag111 .

Beijing - An industry group says China's auto sales rose 15.7 percent last year to 17.9 million vehicles after strong demand in December.

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said December was 2013's busiest sales month at 2.1 million vehicles.

It gave no growth rate, but that total would be a 17 percent increase over the figured reported for December 2012.

Global automakers are looking to China to drive sales growth.

Chinese sales growth has declined steadily since peaking above 40 percent in 2009 but still is stronger than Western markets.

The CAAM said total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, rose 13.9 percent last year to 22 million vehicles. - Sapa-AP

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines