Automobile Manufacturing in China: Market Research Report

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Automobile Manufacturing Market Research Report | Dec 2013

IBISWorld’s Automobile Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Revenue for the Automobile Manufacturing industry is expected to total $454.4 billion in 2013, up 10.0% from 2012. Industry revenue has been increasing at an annualized rate of 17% during the past five years, driven by rising domestic demand across urban and rural areas and increasing exports.

Industry profitability was relatively low in 2008 at 6.2% of revenue, due to weaker local demand, falling prices, rising production costs and increased sales of low-priced and low-profit cars. Since then, however, profit margins have been widening as the industry benefited from booming automobile sales growth. Profit is estimated at 9.4% of revenue in 2013.... purchase to read more

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The Automobile Manufacturing Industry in China is characterized by a highly cyclical growth pattern, high fixed costs and break-even points, and a large number of well-established competitors. The cost of developing high volume production facilities, to benefit from economies of scale, is very high.

It is difficult and costly to gain access to the technology of major global operators. The present incumbents include the major global automobile manufacturers that have considerable claims to new and existing technology.

It is difficult to develop and establish a new brand in this industry as competition is intense and it is costly to advertise and promote new products... purchase to read more


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What is the Automobile Manufacturing Industry?

The Automobile Manufacturing industry in China is mainly engaged in manufacturing complete automobiles or automobile engines. The major products manufactured in this industry include complete and non-complete passenger and commercial vehicles, and automobile engines.

Industry Products
MPVsSUVsBasic vehiclesCross-over vehiclesFreight vehiclesNon-complete vehiclesSemi-trailer towing vehicles Passenger buses
Industry Activities
complete automobiles (passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles)non-complete automobiles (commercial passenger vehicles and freight vehicles)passenger vehicles (basic, MPVs, SUVs, cross-over, non-complete)commercial vehicles (passenger, freight, non-complete, semi-trailer towing vehicles)automobile engines

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