Commercial vehicles can be classified as passenger vehicles and freight vehicles. Freight Vehicles are vehicles with specific design and equipment for goods carriage. They can be divided into two types by purpose: dump trucks that are mainly used in coal mining and industrial mining, and tractor trucks that are mostly applied in long-distance freight transport. Passenger vehicles are intended for delivery of large numbers of passengers and their baggage. They are usually subdivided into large, medium and light ones according to the body length and seating capacity.
Highway transportation has an advantage over aerial, railway and water transportation in that it provides a door-to-door delivery in a cost-effective way. The total mileage of highway was 4,696.3 thousand kilometers in China by the end of 2016, with an increase of 2.6% over the previous year. The highway density reached 48.92 km per hundred km² in 2016, with an increase of 1.24 km per hundred km² over the previous year. China's highway freight volume amounted to 33.413 billion tons in 2016, with a growth rate of 6.1% over 2015. The freight turnover volume reached 6,108.01 billion tons per km, with a growth rate of 5.4% over 2015. The constant increase in highway freight volume facilitates the demand for commercial vehicles in China.
The production volume of commercial vehicles exhibited an overall upward trend from 2012 to 2017, increasing from 3,748.1 thousand units to 4,208.7 thousand units in the past five years, with the growth rate fluctuating in the period. After a decline of 4.72% in 2012, the production volume shifted to an increase of 7.56% in 2013. Followed by plunges of over 5% both in 2014 and 2015, sharp increases took place in 2016 and 2017, particularly in 2017 when the year-on-year increase reached 13.81%.
Investment in urban rail transit, real estate, urban transformation and urbanization stimulated demand for commercial vehicles in 2013, particularly that for heavy trucks. However, the implementation of National IV Standard was delayed to 2014, which resulted in an overtime production of National standard vehicles as unsold ones among automakers so as to make more profits. Moreover, restrictions on commercial vehicles that were released successively since 2014 forced down production volume in 2014 and 2015. Thanks to favorable policies to commercial vehicles and increased freight volume in recent years, demand for freight vehicles are being stimulated and a high production volume is achieved once again.
The commercial vehicle market is largely influenced by national policies. For example, the Chinese government's restrictions on commercial vehicles in 2014 and 2015 caused the overall production volume to decline. Since 2016 when subsidy policies were adopted, the production volume of commercial vehicles recovered to some degree. As the toll-by-load policy was carried out on highways, light trucks grew in sales. As new emission standards are issued, technological innovation within enterprises accelerates, further promoting sales volume of new-energy commercial vehicles.
With constant improvement in infrastructure and rural roads in China, the freight volume and passenger volume on highways are expected to keep growing from 2018 to 2022, driving forward the development in the commercial vehicle industry.
Readers Can Obtain the Following Information or More Through This Report:
- Economic and Policy Environment of Commercial Vehicle Industry in China
- Analysis of Supply and Demand in Commercial Vehicles in China
- Production Cost and Sales Price of Commercial Vehicles in China
- Analysis on Import and Export of Commercial Vehicles
- Competition in Commercial Vehicle Market in China
- Top 10 Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers in China
- Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in Commercial Vehicle Industry in China, 2018-2022
- Threats and Challenges in Commercial Vehicle Industry in China, 2018-2022
- Forecast on Supply and Demand of Commercial Vehicles in China, 2018-2022
Table of Contents
1.2 Parameters and Assumptions of the Report
1.2.1 Assumption Base
1.2.2 Data Sources
2.1.1 Economic and Market Environment
2.1.2 Policy Environment
2.1.3 Social Environment
2.2 Analysis of Supply of Commercial Vehicles in China, 2012-2017
2.2.1 Production Volume, 2012- 2017
2.2.2 Production Volume by Category
2.3 Analysis on Demand for Commercial Vehicles in China
2.3.1 Major Consumer Groups
2.3.2 Market Size, 2013-2017
2.3.3 Major Distribution Channels
2.3.4 Sales Performance by Category, 2011-2017
2.3.5 Sales Performance by Fuel Type, 2015-2017
2.3.6 Sales Performance of Passenger Vehicles by Purpose, 2013-2017
2.3.7 Sales Performance of Commercial Vehicles (Passenger Vehicles) by Size, 2013-2017
2.3.8 Sales Performance of Freight Vehicles by Category, 2013-2017
2.4 Analysis of Import and Export of Commercial Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
3.1.1 Absolute Cost Advantages
3.2 Competition Structure of Commercial Vehicle Industry in China
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Component Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Internal Competition
3.2.4 Potential Entrants
4.1.1 Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd.
4.1.2 Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.
4.1.3 China FAW Group Corp.
4.1.4 China National Heavy-duty Truck Group Co., Ltd.
4.1.5 Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd.
4.1.6 Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd.
4.1.7 SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., Ltd.
4.1.8 Changan Automobile Co, Ltd.
4.1.9 Shaanxi Automobile Holding Group Co. Ltd.
4.1.10 Lifan Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.
4.2 Top 10 Passenger Vehicle Manufacturers in China, 2015-2017
4.3 Top 10 Freight Vehicle Manufacturers in China, 2015-2017
5.2 Sales Price of Commercial Vehicles, 2013-2017
6.1.1 Major Driving Forces and Market Opportunities
6.1.2 Threats and Challenges
6.2 Forecast on Supply of Commercial Vehicles in China, 2018-2022
6.2.1 Production Volume, 2018-2022
6.2.2 Product Structure
6.3 Forecast on Market Demand for Commercial Vehicles in China, 2018-2022
6.3.1 Overall Market Demand
6.3.2 Demand in Niche Markets
6.3.3 Demand for New-energy Commercial Vehicles
Chart Highway Freight Volume in China, 2013-2017
Chart Relevant Policies on Commercial Vehicle Industry by the Chinese Government
Chart Production Volume of Commercial Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
Chart Production Volume of New-energy Commercial Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
Chart Monthly Sales Volume of Passenger Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
Chart Monthly Sales Volume of Freight Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
Chart Monthly Sales Volume of Diesel-powered Vehicles in China, 2015-2017
Chart Sales Volume of Passenger Vehicles by Purpose in China, 2013-2017
Chart Import Volume of Commercial Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
Chart Major Import Sources of China's Commercial Vehicles
Chart Export Volume of Commercial Vehicles in China, 2013-2017
Chart Major Export Destinations of China's Commercial Vehicles
Chart Top10 Passenger Vehicle Manufacturing Enterprises in China, 2015-2017
Chart Top10 Freight Vehicle Manufacturing Enterprises in China, 2015-2017
Chart Sales Volume of Commercial Vehicles of Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd., 2013-2017
Chart Operation Status of Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd., 2013-2017
Chart Sales Volume of Commercial Vehicles of Beiqi Foton, 2013-2017
Chart Operation Status of Beiqi Foton, 2013-2017
Chart Price Trend of Vehicle-use Steel in China, 2015-2017
Chart Average Wage Trend in China's Manufacturing Industry, 2007-2017
Chart Forecast on Production Volume of Freight Vehicles in China, 2018-2022
Chart Forecast on Production Volume of Passenger Vehicles in China, 2018-2022
Chart Forecast on Production Volume of New-energy Commercial Vehicles in China, 2018-2022
- Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd.
- Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.
- Changan Automobile Co, Ltd.
- China FAW Group Corp.
- China National Heavy-duty Truck Group Co., Ltd.
- Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd.
- Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd.
- Lifan Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.
- SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., Ltd.
- Shaanxi Automobile Holding Group Co. Ltd.
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