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Old 6th November 2014, 12:32   #1
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China has surpassed the European Union (EU) as the largest car maker in the world. While the EU manufactured a total of 14.6 million cars in 2013, China was way ahead with nearly 18 million cars being rolled out. Figures released by the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) suggest that China passed the EU in 2012 and pulled away throughout 2013. Between 2012 and 2013, car production in the EU remained almost flat.

China has been seeing a phenomenal growth in the manufacturing of automobiles. In 2002, the country built just about 1 million vehicles. This number grew to more than 4 million by 2006 and enabled China to come at par with the United States. Even during the recession in 2008 when every car manufacturing nation saw a fall in production, the trend in China was just the opposite. Production shot up from 7 million units in 2008 to 14 million by the end of 2010.

China is a part BRIC group of countries which includes Brazil, Russia, India and China. This group produces 39.6% of the world's automobiles. China leads the BRIC countries with 27.6% of the worlds total automotive output. India accounts for 4.8% with Brazil placed third at 4.2% and Russia bringing up the rear with 2.9%.

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Looks like there is nothing that the Chinese can't be number one at.
Should we now expect some super affordable Chinese car brand to come through like they are doing with phones with Xiaomi and OnePlus? Maybe we will have sites like Flipkart offering sales for these cars too?
On a serious note, just wondering why no Chinese car maker has entered our shores yet?
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On a serious note, just wondering why no Chinese car maker has entered our shores yet?
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If anyone saw TopGear China Special episode, see it again - the end note especially. (Its on youtube).

I think it is a 2 or 3 or 4 year old episode. Its like Jerry could foresee the future!
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China has surpassed the European Union (EU) as the largest car maker in the world.[/url]
The question arises that the numbers specified are for cars manufactured by Chinese Manufacturers or are for the cars manufactured in China i.e. by units established by manufacturers from other countries. (If it contains both then the share in percentage)

The second question which arises is that how much in this is the proportion of export sales vis-a-vis domestic sales.
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