Category Archives: exports

Chinese Auto Exports Fell Below 900,000 Vehicles in 2014

According to China’s General Administration of Customs, auto exports from the country dropped 2.8% from 2013 to 897,000 units last year. In terms of value, however, sales overseas increased 4.6% to 12.53 billion US dollars. The average vehicle exported sold for 13,967 US dollars, 7.7% higher than in 2013. Sedans accounted for 41.3% of the […]

Chinese Auto Exports Dropped Below 1 Million in 2013

In contrast with soaring domestic demand, oversea orders for China-made vehicles fell in 2013, thwarting the country’s effort to become a major auto exporter. After surpassing 1 million in 2012, shipments to buyers abroad fell 7.5% last year to 977,300 units, data from CAAM show. Automakers exported a total of 596,300 passenger cars, 9.8% less […]

Geely EC7 rolled off assembly line in Uruguay

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On August 15 Geely and its local partner NORDEX started production of Emgrand EC7 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The compact sedan will hit the South American market before the year end. NORDEX agreed to build Geely models with imported CKD kits back in March 2011. In the past two and a half years, a joint team […]

Chinese Auto Exports Dipped to 486,800 in H1 2013

Data from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) show that overseas sales of China-made vehicles lost momentum in the first half of 2013 due to depressed demand and appreciation of the Yuan. Compared with H1 2012, shipments fell 0.6% to 486,800. Exports of passenger cars posted a positive growth of 2.3%, significantly lower than the […]

Top 15 Chinese Auto Exporters in 2012

Vehicle exports from China surpassed 1 million in 2012, reaching 1,056,091 units on a 29.7% increase from 2011. According to CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers), a total of 37 automakers based in China recorded overseas sales last year, mostly in emerging markets. Chery remained the largest exporter, selling 184,757 cars abroad, followed by Geely, […]

BYD to Assemble Electric Buses in Bulgaria

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BYD signed an agreement with Bulgaria’s Bulmineral Tuesday on assembling pure-electric buses in Breznik, a town 50km west of Sofia, according to Xinhua News. Alexander¬†Usachev,¬†CEO of Bulmineral, told reporters that a monthly production capacity of 40-60 e-buses would be created in the initial phase of the joint venture, and the first vehicle was to roll […]

Geely Exports Exceeded 80,000 in the First Ten Months

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By the end of October, Geely shipped over 81,000 vehicles to overseas markets, the automaker revealed last week. Compared with the same period last year, exports surged 190% (Geely cars assembled from KD kits outside China are apparently counted as vehicle exports). 40% of the exports come from three models: the Emgrand EC7, EC7-RV, and […]

SAIC LDV (Maxus) V80 Sets Sail for Australia

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SAIC Maxus (Datong) celebrated its first successful attempt at cracking the market of developed countries as an order of 210 LDV V80 vans was shipped to Australia on October 26. According to an agreement signed in July this year, SAIC would supply 7 versions of the V80 van to Australian customers, including both goods and […]

Geely Emgrand EC7 Rolls Off Line in Egypt

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Geely and its local partner GB Auto started assembling Emgrand EC7 in Egypt on Sunday, reports Xinhua. The factory assembling CKD (Complete Knock Down) units of Geely’s most popular car is located in Cairo, and has a designed production capacity of 30,000. According to an agreement signed in February this year, GB Auto, the largest […]

GWM’s and Chery’s Official Statements on the Recall over Asbestos Parts in Australia

Below are Chery’s and Great Wall Motor’s press releases on the recall of their vehicles, numbering around 23,000, in Australia over asbestos hazard. From Chery, August 16 (translated by from the Chinese version, which can read in this Xinhua report): On August 15, Chery announced its decision to recall some of its Tiggo and […]

Chery Exports Exceeded 20,000 in May

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Chery Auto says its overseas shipments topped 20,093 in May, reaching a new monthly high. Compared with the same period in 2011, exports surged 42.4.%. The company currently has 16 production bases and more than a thousand dealerships outside China. In the first five months, Chery sold nearly 70,000 vehicles (including complete sets of parts) […]

China Exported 850,000 Vehicles in 2011, as Brazil Became Its Largest Overseas Market

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Automakers in China delivered 849,500 automobiles to overseas buyers last year, 50.03% more than 2010, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). In terms of value, exports gained 56.74% to reach 10,951 million US dollars. Overseas sales both in volume and value surpassed the previous historical high reached in 2008. Sedan exports more than […]

Chery and Israel Corp. Unveils Qoros Automotive

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The Chery-Quantum project we have been following made its first public appearance on Nov. 29, but under a different name, Qoros Automotive Co., Ltd. The 50:50 car-making joint venture of Chery Auto and Israel Corp. is based in Changshu, Jiangsu, and plans to release its first product, a midsize/compact sedan, in China and Europe in […]