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China’s car sales fell 17% in June

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Yes, GM is selling more cars in China than in the US, but this really doesn’t tell us much about the state of the economy.

The fact is passenger car sales dropped 17% from May in China, according to the newest data release from an industry association. This is already the third monthly decline in a row. While sales still grew by 19% over 6/09, it paled beyond comparison when you consider that 6/09 grew 45% over the previous year.

What’s more alarming is that production actually shot up 27% year-on-year, implying  drastic cutbacks in production to clear for inventory built-up down the road.

Currency flexibility means that it can swing both ways…


Written by Cindy Luk

July 4, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Posted in China, Industries & Companies

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  1. great blog! perhaps I should get one aswell.


    October 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm

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