China auto sales jump in ‘Golden September’ as shoppers return to showrooms

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China auto sales marked a sixth straight month of gain, rebounding a solid 12.8% in September as the world’s biggest vehicle market comes off lows hit during the coronavirus lockdown.

This time of year, known as “Golden September, Silver October”, is usually a highpoint in sales for the industry, with consumers venturing out to make purchases after having stayed away from showrooms during the stifling summer months.

Sales reached 2.57 million vehicles last month but were still down 6.9% for the year to date at 17.12 million vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

“Based on our dealer channel checks, the growth in momentum extended into the October Golden Week, as retail sales exceeded dealers’ expectations,” said Haitong International analyst Shi Ji.

The Beijing auto show, promotional events and policies enacted by local governments to support the auto sector helped sales growth in September,

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China Auto Sales Jump 13% in ‘Golden September’ as Shoppers Return to Showrooms | Investing News

By Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh

BEIJING (Reuters) – Automobile sales in China rose 12.8% in September from the same month a year earlier, marking the sixth consecutive month of gain, as the world’s biggest vehicle market comes off lows hit during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sales reached 2.57 million vehicles last month, showed data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Sales are still down 6.9% for the first nine months of the year at 17.12 million vehicles, CAAM said.

Auto insiders refer to “Golden September, Silver October” as they regard the months as the high season for China sales, with drivers venturing out to make purchases having stayed away during the stifling summer months.

Reflecting that trend, sales of passenger vehicles rose 8% in September. Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd <0175.HK>, Great Wall Motor Co Ltd <601633.SS> and Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> booked double-digit growth.

The Beijing auto show,

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China auto sales jump 13% in ‘Golden September’ as shoppers return to showrooms

By Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters)Automobile sales in China rose 12.8% in September from the same month a year earlier, marking the sixth consecutive month of gain, as the world’s biggest vehicle market comes off lows hit during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sales reached 2.57 million vehicles last month, showed data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Sales are still down 6.9% for the first nine months of the year at 17.12 million vehicles, CAAM said.

Auto insiders refer to “Golden September, Silver October” as they regard the months as the high season for China sales, with drivers venturing out to make purchases having stayed away during the stifling summer months.

Reflecting that trend, sales of passenger vehicles rose 8% in September. Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd 0175.HK, Great Wall Motor Co Ltd 601633.SS and Toyota Motor Corp 7203.T booked double-digit growth.

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