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I have been working in market/Industry research for almost 5 years since I got my Master's Degree of Management. I used to be an analyst for 3 years and turned to customer oriented position in recent years. I hope we can build a knowledge sharing networks to exchange information and values.... More
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  • CRI-Report: Report Of Chinese Automobile Distribution Industry, 2012 0 comments
    Mar 7, 2012 1:02 AM
    cri-report.com - After entered WTO in 2001, Chinese automobile industry has a rapid development. Since 2009, China has become the largest country in automobile producing and marketing globally. In 2011, the production and sales volume of Chinese automobile were separately 18.4189 million and 18.5051 million (new cars), and the growth rates were 0.84% and 2.45% respectively, according to the latest research from CRI. The rapid increase of the production and sales volume of Chinese automobiles impels the rapid development of the automobile distribution industry.

    The sales models of Chinese automobiles can be divided into franchise stores for automobiles (1S-5S), automobile supermarkets, automobile exchange fairs, automobile zones, etc. These models have their own characteristics. By the end of 2011, according to the latest research from CRI, distributors of Chinese automobiles have surpassed 60 thousand, and about 70% of them are operated in the form of retail stores. Among them, more than 10 thousand are 4S shops, increasing by over 1000 shops annually in China, whereas many 4S shops go bankrupt because of the poor operation. China has more than 500 new automobile exchange fairs and automobile zones, over 600 second-hand automobile trading fairs, and over 700 professional automobile fitting and accessory fairs. Due to the adjustment and impetus of market competition and city planning, Chinese automobile market has the tendency of centralized trading, and construction of large-scale automobile cities and zones is being carried forward in large and medium-sized cities with a favorable development momentum.

    The market concentration rate of Chinese automobile circulation industry is increasing rapidly. In 2010, the number of distributors in Top 100 enterprises reached 3,000, accounting for 5% of the industry. However, the 5% distributors totally sold 3.8167 million vehicles, accounting for 21.13% in total sales nationwide. In China, the profit of many automobile distributors is even higher than some listed automobile manufacturers, most of which are distributors who operate the business of import of luxurious cars or the middle and high-end joint brands.

    Automobile market in large cities of China is nearly in saturation, so automobile markets in small and medium-sized cities inevitably will have rapid development. For automobile distributors, it will be the key to the increase in the future automobile market. All the time, because of the emphasis on large cities and negligence on small and medium-sized markets by automobile manufacturers, sales channels in small and medium-sized markets are relatively few. The competition in small and medium-sized markets is not as fierce as that in first-tier cities. Meanwhile, land prices and rents in small and middle-sized cities are lower so the cost is lower accordingly.

    In Dec.2011, Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China promulgated Instructions on Promoting the Development of Automobile Circulation Industry During "the 12th Five-year Planning". It points: improving the concentration ratio of Chinese automobile distribution industry; by the end of 2015, the proportion of top 100 enterprises in Chinese automobile retail industry will exceed 30% of gross amount in the industry; there will be 30 regional automobile circulation companies with primary business revenue over CNY 10 billion; the number of large-scale automobile circulation enterprises with primary business revenue over CNY 100 billion will be three to five. In recent years, Chinese automobile circulation industry will have shuffle and M&A (mergers & acquisitions). The weight of group automobile distributors and automobile manufactures will be heavier in negotiation. Because the coverage of automobile distribution industry also includes after-sale services and second-hand sales of automobile, etc., it can be expected that the development speed in automobile distribution industry will exceed that in automobile manufacturing industry.

    More following information can be acquired through this report:

    -Production and Sales of Chinese Automobile

    -Distribution Patterns of Chinese Automobile

    -Competition of Chinese Automobile Distribution Industry

    -Chinese Major Automobile Distribution Enterprises

    -Development Trend of Chinese Automobile Distribution Industry

    Following people are recommended to buy this report:

    -Automobile Distribution Enterprises

    -Automobile Manufacturing Enterprises

    -Automobile Import and Export Enterprises

    -Investors and Research Institutions Focusing on Chinese Automobile Distribution Industry


    Get more details: www.cri-report.com/504-report-of-chinese....html


    Eileen Gu


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