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Hong Kong Autos Report Q1 2013

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Hong Kong
  • 47 pages
  • Business Monitor International

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We estimate automotive sales growth picked up in 2012, with sales growing by 2.14% to 36,391. This stands in positive contrast to 2011, which had disappointing growth of only 0.36%. Nevertheless, these slow growth figures should not cause too much concern. Hong Kong's automotive market is mature and saturated even by global standards. The local government actively tries to limit car ownership in what is one of the world's most densely populated areas. The overwhelmingly dominant part of Hong Kong's auto market will continue to be passenger vehicles. In 2012 passenger car sales are estimated to have totalled 33,400, which is just under 89% of all total vehicle sales in the city province. The potential for rapid growth is limited and at BMI we expect sales to reach only 43,219 by the end of our forecasting period in 2017. This indicates that growth is set to average around 3% over the coming years.

Sales of luxury vehicles, particularly those at the very top of the market, fell in Hong Kong over the course of 2012. Bloomberg reports that the country's market of ultra-luxury vehicles - such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys - began to suffer as the mainland's economy experienced READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Hong Kong Auto Industry SWOT 6

Hong Kong Political SWOT 7

Hong Kong Economic SWOT 7

Hong Kong Business Environment SWOT 8

Global Overview 9

UK Boosts Europe, But Favourites Still Outperform 9
Table: Passenger Car Sales 8M12 9

Incentive Boom For Japan, US Powers On 9

Industry Risk/Reward Ratings 14
Table: Business Environment Ratings - Autos Industry Asia Pacific 17

Regional Overview 18

Japanese Autos: Outlining The Bear Case Alternatives 18

Macroeconomic Forecast Scenario 24
Table: Hong Kong - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 27

Industry Forecast Scenario 28

Sales 28
Table: Hong Kong Automotive Sales, 2010-2017 28

Competitive Landscape 31

Market Overview 31

Industry News 31

Company Monitor 35

Mercedes Takes Knocked-Down Route To Asia 35

Company Profiles 37

Crown Motors 37

Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong 39

Sime Darby China 40

Demographic Outlook 41
Table: Hong Kong's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 42
Table: Hong Kong's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 43
Table: Hong Kong's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 44
Table: Hong Kong's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 44

BMI Methodology 45

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 45

Automobile Industry 46

Sources 46

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