In 2013, China's auto market achieved more-than-expected growth, of which, the production rose 14.82% YoY to 22.13 million and sales volume climbed 13.94% YoY to 21.99 million. Automotive starter as an integral part of the car witnessed accompanying growth in OEM market size, reaching 22.13 million. On the other hand, after-sales repair & replacement constitutes another big market for automotive starter requirements. With the swelling base of Chinese car ownership, starter replacement market still shows a growing trend. By 2013, aftermarket size has amounted to 1.2604 million sets, presenting a year-on-year increase of 12.0%.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
In 2013, China's automobile production increased to 22.13 million units, up 14.82% year on year; the sales volume rose to 21.99 million units, with a year-on-year growth rate of 13.94%. This in turn prompted a higher demand for ABS, with 2013’s demand for the supported ABS in China reaching 15.14 million sets. China's ABS market includes hydraulic ABS of passenger vehicles and pneumatic ABS mainly used in commercial vehicles. In 2012, the demand for hydraulic ABS of China's passenger vehicles was 12.26 million sets, and this figure climbed to 14.65 million units in 2013, up 19.5% from a year earlier.
In 2013, the growth rate of China’s GDP fell to 7.7%, while commercial vehicle market experienced slow growth at the same time, with output and sales volume increasing by 7.6% and 6.4%, respectively. In view of market segment, the truck market remain depressed due to slower pace in infrastructure construction and project construction. In 2013, output and sales volume of trucks in China were 2.705 million and 2.726 million separately, edging up 3.3% and 2.8% year-on-year. It is expected that the truck market will maintain a moderate growth trend over the next few years because of continuous structural adjustments of China’s macro economy.