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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2017, revenue for the Car Dealers industry in China is estimated to grow at an annualized rate of 8.5% to $494.3 billion. Following a boom in car sales in 2013 and 2016, driven by favorable government policies, industry revenue growth slowed.

In 2013, benefiting from passenger car replacements in first- and second-tier cities and first purchases in third- and forth-tier cities, about 22.1 million cars were sold in 2013, and industry revenue grew 12.8%. In 2014, sales volume growth slowed to 6.9%, and industry revenue growth declined to 8.3%. In 2015, the automobile sales volume increased to 24.6 million and industry revenue increased to an estimated $428 billion, up 6.7% from 2014. In 2016, industry revenue was estimated to increase to $470.8...

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The top four companies in this industry are forecast to account for about 11.8% of industry revenue in 2017. This industry is therefore characterized by a very low level of concentration.

In different product segments, concentration levels can vary. The higher the vehicle value, the higher the concentration level. For example, the number of Porsche dealers in China is limited, which increases the concentration level of this brand and luxury market segment.

The concentration level for the whole industry is expected to remain steady in future years.


Additional Insights for the Car Dealers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Car Dealers Industry are

  • Experienced work force
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Must have a license
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income and Level of Traffic Congestion in the Car Dealers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Car Dealers Industry?

    The Car Dealer industry retails new and used passenger automobiles. These cars are used to carry passengers and their personal luggage, and have no more than nine seats. The main products retailed within this industry include: sedans and general cars, multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and cross-over passenger cars.

    Industry Products
    4S and 3S stores
    Car hypermarkets
    Vehicle specialty stores
    Industry Activities
    Retail in 4S stores
    Retail in 3S stores
    cars in car hypermarkets
    cars in specialty stores

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per Capita Disposable Income
  • Level of Traffic Congestion
  • Environment
  • Licensing
  • Pervasive Technology - Total Motor Vehicles
  • Taxation (Specific)

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue, establishments and wages
  • Table: Car Dealers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Car Dealers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Hospitals
  • Public Administration and Social Organizations
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Automobile Manufacturing
  • Passenger Car Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • 4S and 3S stores
  • Car hypermarkets
  • Vehicle specialty stores
  • Chart: Car Dealers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Personal disposable income
  • Traffic conditions
  • Gasoline prices
  • Consumption tax
  • Credit consumption
  • New passenger car development

  • Major Markets
  • Private household use
  • Business and government
  • Taxis and related service operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Car Dealers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Car Dealers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • After-sales service
  • Sales skills
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Car Dealers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    China Grand Automobile Service Co., Ltd.Dalian Zhongsheng GroupLei Shing Hong GroupPang Da Automobile Trade Co. Ltd.Sinomach Automobile Co. Ltd.
  • Table: China Grand Automobile Service Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Dalian Zhongsheng Group - financial performance
  • Table: Lei Shing Hong Group - financial performance
  • Table: Pang Da Automobile Trade Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Sinomach Automobile Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Car Dealers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Car Dealers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Motor Vehicle Sales Volume (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    3S Automobile Dealers
  • Car dealers that provide three of the four services provided by 4S stores.
  • 4S Automobile Dealers
  • Car dealers that provide the following automobile retailing services: sales, spare parts, service, and survey.
  • Cylinder Capacity
  • Refers to vehicle engine size, which is used to determine the level of tax applicable to a vehicle purchase.
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