Used Car Market in China is experiencing year on year growth and after the virus outburst and shortage of semiconductor chips country is visiting double digit growth in demand in China second hand car market.
Economy of China: China was the only major economy to grow in 2020, although at its slowest pace in decades, with a 2.3% growth. According to the National Statistics Bureau, the country's GDP increased by 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020, outpacing the 6% growth rate seen at the end of 2019, before the coronavirus gained strength.
Moreover, During the first half of 2021, Chinese economy grew by 12.7% following a strong rebound in the first half of 2021. The positive economy growth has given impetus to the China used car market as compared to the other parts of the world.
Impact of COVID-19 over Used Car Market in China: The COVID-19 pandemic affected both the general demand and supply globally. Particularly, China was forced to temporarily slow down the demand for old and new vehicles amid the pandemic.
Furthermore, the global economic slowdown has affected consumer spending across countries, and China has not been an exception. This has led to a decrease in sales of cars.However, with the fear of rising infection rate and for adhering to social distancing norms, people have started avoiding public transport and preferring personal vehicles, thereby causing a shift in preference from cabs and public transport to own cars, further bolstering the demand for new or used car market in China.
Additionally, a large section of population is planning to buy cars after the settling down of the virus and easing of mobility restrictions and considering the affordability factor and interest towards SUVs, Chinese used car market will benefit in near future.
Preference for Personal Mobility: Preference for personal mobility among the people in China has increased substantially with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. People are refraining from public transportation and shared mobility options to follow social distancing norms, and are preferring personal vehicles.
However, with employment uncertainty, pay cuts, and job losses amid the pandemic, new cars are becoming increasingly unfordable for the middle-income consumers, and a feasible and balanced solution are second-hand cars.
Internet Penetration: China has come a long way in terms of smartphone and internet penetration and the use of e-commerce sites/applications.In January 2021, there were 939.8 million internet users in China.
This figure increased by 10% or 85 million between 2020 and 2021. Internet penetration in China was registered at 65.2% in the same month. The used car retailers are thereby leveraging this development in technology and getting more organized by using digitalization to make market offerings attractive.
Facilities in the form of a large number of photos and videos of the cars on online platforms and convenient online finance services for used cars in the country are attracting more customers into buying these cars.
China is one of the world's largest auto marketplaces, producing more than half of all automobiles worldwide. China is leading as the world's largest used car market and the world's largest automobile producer.
Used cars are sold in China are mainly by organized dealerships, unorganized, independent dealerships, and internet sites like Guazi.com, Uxin Group (xin.com), Renreche (renrenche.com), Souche.com, and others. Among South Central China, Northern China, Southwest China, North-East China, and Northwest China, East China currently dominates the used vehicle market.
With various rules and regulations that encouraged China's use of the vehicle market, China has expedited the expansion of the automobile industry at a quick speed and achieved exceptional output.
China Used Car Market Present Performance: The China second hand car marketis still significantly less than the market for new cars and light trucks. In May 2019, China's Ministry of Commerce launched a pilot programme allowing enterprises in Guangdong province in South China and nine domestic cities, including Shanghai and Beijing, to export used vehicles.
Government Initiatives: Administering Automobile Sales, registering used cars sold beyond provinces and city borders, modifying laws governing the recycling of wrecked automobiles, and supporting the so-called "parallel imports" pilot program are all policies promoted by China's Ministry of E-Commerce.
In order to keep high-end car prices down, these policies permitted certain unlicensed dealers to sell imported cars.
The following synopsis is based on the report "China Used Car Market- COVID-19 Impact and Outlook to 2027" published by Makreo Research and Consulting Firm. The report delves deeply into various parameters of Chinese Used Car market such as market size, segmentation, value chain analysis, and industry cause and effect analysis.
The study includes market dynamics that provide an understanding of industry opportunities, driving forces, major challenges impeding growth, and an analysis of future opportunities that may help market players capitalise on untapped business potential in the specific geography. The report present China used car market forecast and future expected opportunities in the industry.
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Table of Content
2. Industry Overview
Objective of the Study
Data Collection Methods
4. Country Overview- EPTD Analysis
EPTD Analysis: China Economic Overview
EPTD Analysis: Political Overview
EPTD Analysis: Technological Overview
EPTD Analysis: Demography Overview
5. China COVID-19 & Impact Assessment
COVID-19 Spread in China
Impact of COVID-19 over Economy
Impact of COVID-19 over China Used Car Market
6. China Trade Performance
China Trade Performance –Pre COVID-19 Scenario
China Import/Exports – Key Stats
China Trade Performance: Post Covid Scenario – Trade in 2020
China Trade Performance (Month on Month)
Imports and Exports of Goods by Major Countries and Regions
China Trade Performance: Post Covid Scenario – Trade in 2021
China Used Car Trade Performance
China Exports Market for Used Cars
7. China Automobile Market Performance
China Automobile Market – Pre-Covid Scenario
China Automobile Market – Post Covid Scenario
Automobile Production Facts– 2020
Automobile Production and Sales–2021
Comparative Analysis of Used Cars Vs. New Cars in China
8. China Used Car Market Performance and Forecast
China Used Car Market – An Overview
China Used Car Market – Key Facts
China Used Car Market Performance– Pre-Covid Scenario
China Used Car Market Performance – 2020
China Used Vehicle Demand & Trade by Type
China Used Car Sales Volume
China Used Car Market Performance – Post Covid Scenario (2021)
China Used car Market Revenue and Future Outlook
China Used Car Market - Factors to Drive Future Demand
9. China Used Car Market Segmentation
China Used car Market by Distribution Type – Organized Player Vs Unorganized player
China Used car Market Segmentation by Type of Vehicle
10. China Used Car Market Dynamics
11. China Used Car Market - Macro Economic Factors
12. China Used Car Market- Mergers & Acquisitions
China Used Car Market – Mergers & Acquisitions
13. China Used Car Market- Funding Timeline
China Used Car Market – Funding Timeline
14. China Used Car Market- Company Profile
Company Profile: Autohome, Inc.
Company Profile: Renren Inc
Company Profile: Uxin Limited
Company Profile – CAR Inc.
Company Profile – Others