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BYD Sales Figures – China Market

Monthly and Yearly Sales Figures for BYD in China

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BYD Sales Data, Trends & Analysis for the Chinese Automotive Market

BYD Auto, short for Build Your Dreams, markets the BYD brand in China, specializes in electric vehicles and has a manufacturing Joint Venture with Daimler to produce and market the Denza EV brand. BYD Auto is the automotive subsidiary of the publicly listed Chinese multinational manufacturer BYD Company. It was founded in January 2003, following BYD Company’s acquisition of Qinchuan Automobile Company in 2002. BYD Auto is headquartered in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.

BYD Auto is the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer by volume. In 2022, it sold over 641,000 electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles. BYD Auto also produces a variety of other vehicles, including buses, trucks, and forklifts. BYD Auto is known for its innovative technologies, including its blade battery, which is a new type of lithium iron phosphate battery that is more energy-dense and safer than traditional lithium-ion batteries. BYD Auto is also a leader in the development of autonomous driving technology. BYD Auto has operations in over 50 countries and regions around the world. In India, BYD Auto has partnered with the government of Gujarat to produce electric buses and cars. The company also has a manufacturing plant in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

BYD China Sales Figures & Recent Highlights

  • 2018 BYD total sales included 152.150 EV sales (E6e5Qin EVQin Pro EVYuan EV and Song EV) and 72.986 PHEV sales (TangQin PHEV and Qin Pro PHEV)
  • 2017 BYD total sales included 38.571 EV sales (E6, e5 and Qin EV) and 35.170 PHEV sales (Tang and Qin PHEV)
  • 2016 BYD total sales included 46.426 EV sales (E6, e5 and Qin EV) and 53.502 PHEV sales (Tang and Qin PHEV)
  • 2015 BYD total sales included 8.455 EV sales (E6 and e5) and 50.273 PHEV sales (Tang and Qin PHEV)
  • 2014 BYD total sales included 3.560 EV sales (E6) and 14.747 PHEV sales (Qin PHEV)

Interesting China Market BYD Sales Stats

  • Best Sales Year Volume:
    Max 1,795,459
     units sold
  • Worst Sales Year Volume:
    Min 11,038
    units sold
  • Average Sales Per Year (Since 2005):
    Avg 435,071.6
    units sold
  • Total Sales Units (Since 2005): 
    ∑ = 8,701,432

BYD Annual Sales Data and Market Share in China

Below we have a table that shows total BYD sales volumes for the Chinese automotive market, broken out by year since 2005. This data captures all BYD vehicle sales for the entire Chinese automotive market.

Year Sales YOY Change Marketshare Marketshare Change
2003 21,253 0.00 0.95 0.00
2004 17,900 -15.78 0.71 -33.37
2005 11,038 -38.34 0.35 -104.45
2006 63,592 476.12 1.57 77.90
2007 101,665 59.87 2.01 21.62
2008 170,880 68.08 3.25 38.28
2009 448,458 162.44 5.70 42.92
2010 519,745 15.90 5.04 -13.13
2011 456,152 -12.24 4.09 -23.22
2012 495,610 8.65 4.17 1.86
2013 531,745 7.29 3.71 -12.39
2014 429,946 -19.14 2.65 -39.73
2015 435,685 1.33 2.35 -12.76
2016 489,554 12.36 2.23 -5.60
2017 420,294 -14.15 1.83 -21.70
2018 532,059 26.59 2.41 23.88
2019 528,106 -0.74 2.61 7.95
2020 447,994 -15.17 2.40 -9.00
2021 784,297 75.07 3.88 38.20
2022 1,795,459 128.93 8.68 55.31

BYD China Annual Sales Units & Market Share Chart

Below is a visual representation of BYD‘s China sales units over time. We have both the BYD sales units and the market share in the Chinese market. Click on the items in the legend to see each series by itself.

BYD China Growth Rate & Market Share Chart

Below is the annual growth rate for the BYD brand in the China, shown against the BYD‘s marketshare changes in China. This gives you a good look into how BYD has faired against the other brands in terms of absolute sales and effect on marketshare. Click on the items in the legend to see each series by itself.

The Best-Selling BYD Cars & SUVs in China

BYD Auto is a major player in the global electric vehicle market. The company is committed to innovation and is constantly developing new technologies to improve the performance and efficiency of its vehicles. BYD Auto is well-positioned to continue to grow in the years to come.

Here are some of the popular models of BYD cars:

  • BYD Han: A high-performance electric sedan that is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.
  • BYD Qin Plus EV: A mid-size electric sedan that is known for its stylish design and long range.
  • BYD Yuan EV: A compact electric SUV that is affordable and practical.
  • BYD e6: A minivan that is available as a plug-in hybrid or a battery electric vehicle.
  • BYD Tang EV: A large electric SUV that is known for its luxurious interior and powerful performance.


Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.