China Sold 334,400 Units Light Buses in 2020

January 19,2021

According to the latest statistics, China sold 437,400 units buses in 2020, down by 4.05% year on year. For the detailed monthly sales volume of buses in China, please refer to the Table 1 below.

Table 1. China’s Monthly Sales Volume of Buses in 2020

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Sales 26,700 7,700 30,300 36,900 36,700 42,200 31,300 34,200 42,100 41,600 46,200 61,500
Growth Rate -18.32% -58.74% -27.11% 7.91% 8.26% 1.29% -14.53% -6.65% 13.41% 21.77% 0.82% -1.45%

China sold 58,100 units large-sized buses and 45,000 units mid-buses in 2020, down by 23.34% and 32.04% year on year respectively. In sharp contrast, the sales volume of light buses in China reached 334,400 units, up by 6.50% year on year.

Based on the power sources, the sales volume of diesel powered buses in China reached 272,000 units in 2020, up by 5.43% year on year and accounting for 62.18% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020. The sales volume of gasoline powered buses in China stood at 83,700 units, down by 17.47% year on year and accounting for 19.13% of the total sales volume of buses in 2020. The sales volume of natural gas powered buses stood at 2,000 units, down by 39.67% year on year and accounting for 0.47% of the total sales volume of buses in 2020.

The sales volume of new energy buses reached 79,400 units, down by 13.87% year on year. More specifically, electric buses sold 74,400 units, down by 12.37% year on year and accounting for 17.00% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; plug-in hybrid buses sold 4,100 units, down by 28.06% year on year and accounting for 0.94% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; fuel cell buses sold 962 units, down by 41.63% year on year.

Divided by regions, East China sold 152,600 units buses, up by 15.33% year on year and accounting for 43.58% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; North china sold 47,100 units buses, up by 6.87% year on year and accounting for 13.46% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; Central & South China sold 72,500 units buses, down by 11.06% year on year and accounting for 20.71% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; Southwest China sold 42,400 units bus, down by 8.07% year on year and accounting for 12.10% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; Northwest China sold 20,400 units buses, down by 11.28% year on year and accounting for 5.83% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; Northeast China sold 15,100 units buses, down by 22.44% year on year and accounting for 4.32% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020.

In 2020, China sold 32,100 units buses for special purposes, up by 10.80% and accounting for 8.26% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; travel coaches sold 5,600 units, down by 7.83% year on year and accounting for 1.45% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; long-distance coaches sold 42,600 units, down by 30.21% year on year and accounting for 10.95% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; city buses sold 92,500 units, down by 13.04% year on year and accounting for 23.76% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020; school buses sold 7,500 units, down by 35.24% year on year and accounting for 1.93% of China’s total sales volume of buses in 2020. The sales volume of buses for other purposes accounted for 53.65% of China’s total sales volume in 2020.

In 2020, the top ten players in China’s bus market included JMC (91,100 units, 20.83%), SAIC Maxus (59,700 units, 13.65%), BAIC Foton (42,700 units, 9.75%), Yutong (41,800 units, 9.55%), Chang’an (38,700 units,8.85%), Nanjing Iveco (28,400 units, 6.49%), King Long (20,300 units, 4.65%), Golden Dragon (16,300 units, 3.72%), Zhongtong (10,800 units, 2.48%), and Nenault Brilliance (10,400 units, 2.38%). The combined sales volume of the top ten players reached 360,100 units buses & coaches, accounting for 82.33% of China’s total sales volume of buses and coaches in 2020.

In 2020, China exported 41,100 units buses & coaches to its customers in the overseas market, down by 34.45%. The total export volume accounted for 9.40% of China’s total sales volume of buses & coaches in 2020. More specifically, China’s export volume of large-sized buses reached 12,200 units, down by 32.10% year on year; the export volume of mid-sized buses stood at 2,900 units, down by 49.38% year on year; the export volume of light buses stood at 25,900 units, down by 33.32% year on year. For the detailed information about the monthly export volume of buses & coaches in 2020, please refer to Table 2 below.

Table 2. China’s Monthly Export Volume of Buses in 2020

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Export Volume 5,094 1,784 4,678 5,329 3,434 2,951 2,390 2,088 3,526 2,639 2,124 2,055
Growth Rate 66.58% -45.63% -2.87% -3.48% -35.88% -55.48% -46.62% -71.45% -33.02% -25.11% -60.86% -24.59%

 

Source : www.chinabuses.org

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