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China’s car imports likely to exceed 1 million units

By Wang Liufang (Beijing Daily)

08:11, December 30, 2011

Edited and Translated by People's Daily Online

China’s car imports may hit a record high of over 1 million units in 2011. China imported nearly 905,200 vehicles during the first 11 months of the year, with more than 107,900 units imported in November alone, according to statistics from the customs.

China’s car imports exceeded 80,000 units in seven out of the first 11 months. The country’s car imports rose 31 percent in the first 11 months of 2011 from last year, and rose 53 percent in November from last year.

Passenger cars account for 98 percent of all vehicles imported this year, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) account for more than 50 percent.

The strong growth in China’s car imports deserves special attention, given that the country’s auto industry growth is likely to fall sharply below 5 percent this year.


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donato at 2011-12-30220.244.108.*
I understand the saying:"Grass is greener on the other side", but if you Chinese do not buy your own cars, then chances are your manufacturers will take a long time to catch up with the best in the world.

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