SHANGHAI, May 16 (SMM) – Sales and production of automobiles in April extended their weak performance from March with greater year-on-year declines, showed data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on Monday May 13.
Last month, production of cars stood at 2.05 million units, down 14.5% from a year ago and down 19.8% from March; sales came in at 1.98 million units, down 14.6% on the year and down 21.4% on the month.
The year-on-year drops in production and sales expanded 11.7 and 9.4 percentage points, respectively, from that in March.
These lowered domestic auto production and sales in January-April by 11% and 12.1% from a year ago, respectively, to 8.39 million units and 8.35 million units. The declines also widened by 1.2 and 0.8 percentage points from that posted in January-March.
CAAM data on May 13 also showed that China's sales and production of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) in April continued to increase from a year earlier.