In June, the sales and production of passenger cars witnessed decline both monthly and yearly. Except for the influence of the Spring Festival, the “double-down” could date back to the December of 2008. Besides, the drop of the passenger cars was the key factor of the decrease of automobiles. This month, the production and sales were 1,587,400 and 1,511,400 units respectively, down 5.3% and 6.1% than that of last month, and down 0.7% and 3.4% year on year.
For the first half, the production and sales of passenger cars reached 10,327,800 and 10,095,600 units respectively, up 6.4% and 4.8% year on year. But their growth rates decreased 4.7 percentage points and 6.3 percentage points than the previous year. As for the passenger cars by type, comparing with the same period of last year, SUV continued a high-speed growth, of which the production and sales were up 47.55% and 45.94%. MPV also enjoyed a double-digit growth, with an increase of 16.4% and 15.3% in production and sales respectively, both exceeding 15%. As for cars, the production and sales witnessed decline, down 4.4% and 5.9% respectively. Moreover, the situation of crossed passenger cars was even worse, of which such figures decreased by 17.7% and 19%.