According to the recent release of ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, China’s heavy and medium commercial vehicle markets reported an uptick in sales during 2020’s third quarter, following the ground lost from the severe setback in Q1’20 due to the COVID-19 virus and the recovery that started in Q2.
As the national impact of COVID-19 continues to abate, strengthening the economy, the commercial vehicle market in China is shifting in response to government policy. The single major market driver currently is the continued elimination of NSIII vehicles. The impact was expected to weaken entering 2021, but the policy is being expanded to also impact NSIV vehicles in major geographic areas. Other factors influencing vehicle demand as we look toward 2021 include a new axle-based highway tolls structure, continuing modal shifts toward water and rail, and the ongoing shift to e-commerce.
The China CV OUTLOOK, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC), includes a review and forecast of China’s heavy tractor and heavy and medium duty truck and bus markets, as well as analysis of OEM market shares within China and an overview of the Chinese macroeconomy. This quarterly report also includes access to monthly wholesale data, alternative fuels by CV application, market share percentage, industrial policy impacts, and competitive landscape.
SIC is affiliated with the National Development and Reform Commission of China and is engaged in research on the macro-economy, key industries and information technology.
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ACT’s 64th Seminar is scheduled for Feb. 23-25, 2021. Focused on the continuous evolution and advancement of power and energy changes in the transportation and commercial vehicle markets, OUTLOOK Seminar 64 will feature key industry leaders such as Ryan Reed of Wabash National, John Bennett from Meritor, Lance Riegel of Marvin Johnson, and Dominick Beckman from Hino Motors. Look for more details on this event over the coming months and save the date for February’s event. Click here for seminar information.