21 January 2019

January car sales up 5.99% at record 2.15 mln units, Xinhua says

China’s car sales in January rose 5.99 percent year on year to a record 2.15 million units, 22,200 more than the previous record set in December last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Sales of passenger cars rose 7.03 percent to 1.84 million units, also a record, with Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. leading other makers. Production volume was up 4.44 percent at 2.05 million units, the report said.

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