Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the five years to 2014, the Car Dealer industry in China has been growing at an annualized rate of 18.5% to reach $472.7 billion. After a boom in car sales in 2009 and 2010 – driven by favorable government policies – industry revenue growth slowed down in 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, benefiting from passenger car replacements in first- and second-tier cities and first purchases in third- and forth- tier cities, China's automobile sector resumed growth. About 22.1 million cars were sold in 2013 and industry revenue grew 20.0%. Therefore, the Car Dealers in China developed faster in 2013 compared with 2011 and 2012. In 2014, the industry revenue is expected to increase to $472.7 billion, up 15.5% from 2013.... purchase to read more
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4S and 3S stores
A 4S store refers to vehicle dealerships that integrate four standard vehicle businesses: sales, spare parts, service and surveys, of one particular car brand. A 3S store provides three of these services. Combined, these stores account for about 55.0% of industry revenue and offer consumers a long-term vehicle buying and service relationship. These dealers were introduced from Europe to China in the middle of the 1990s. The scale of 4S stores in China has become one of the largest in the world.
Shanghai General Motors and Guangzhou Honda were the first companies to establish 4S stores in China. Many other car suppliers followed this trend to establish 4S stores of their own brands. On average, each car brand has about 100 4S stores in China... purchase to read more