Importance of Chinese car market for Volkswagen Group continues to grow28. October 2021
Forty percent of German car production is now sold in China. These figures come from a study of the Center Automotive Research by car expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer. According to the study, the importance of the Chinese market for German car manufacturers has risen to a new record level. In 2020, Volkswagen, Daimler and the BMW Group exported around 5.4 million vehicles to China. Globally, this corresponds to 38.2 per cent of 14.16 million new vehicles sold. Exports also continued to rise, even though the actual number of German cars sold on the Chinese market fell slightly by 250,000 new cars. The import of components and equipment for vehicle production in China in many cases requires CCC certification of the corresponding products.
The Chinese export share in 2020 of BMW, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group was 33.4 per cent, 30.6 per cent and 38.6 per cent, respectively. While BMW and Daimler were able to increase their sales compared to the previous year, VW’s sales shrank by 2.8 per cent. The car expert Dudenhöffer sees a worldwide decline in new car sales as the reason. Nevertheless, according to Dudenhöffer, VW and Audi in their current form would be “unimaginable” without the China business. The figures of the past years show that the success and growth of the German car industry is largely dependent on economic growth in China.
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