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Honda Sales Data, Trends & Analysis for the China Automotive Market

China auto sales statistics for Honda only include the models that are locally produced in China through the Dongfeng-Honda and Guangzhou-Honda Joint Ventures with local manufacturing partners Dongfeng and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., and excludes import models.

Dongfeng builds the Greiz, Gienia, Civic, CR-V, Elysion, Envix, Jade, Spirior (Euro-Accord), Inspire, XR-V and X-NV for Honda, as well as a previous generation Civic under the Ciimo brand. GAC builds the Accord, Avancier, Breeze, City, Crider, Crosstour, Fit, Odyssey and Vezel for Honda, as well as a previous generation City under the Everus brand.

Honda China Sales Figures & Recent Highlights

Honda entered the Chinese market in 1992 through two joint ventures: Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. The two joint ventures produce a wide range of Honda vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, MPVs, and electric vehicles. Honda cars are known for their fuel efficiency, reliability, and safety. The brand’s most popular models in China include the Honda Civic, a compact sedan, and the Honda CR-V, a compact SUV. Honda is one of the most popular car brands in China. The brand has a strong reputation for quality and reliability, and its cars are backed by a good dealer network. Honda is well-positioned to continue to grow in the Chinese market in the coming years.

Through its joint ventures, Honda offers a diverse lineup of vehicles in China, including sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, and MPVs. While many models are familiar to global audiences, such as the Accord, Civic, and CR-V, Honda also produces models exclusively for the Chinese market. Recognizing the importance and uniqueness of the Chinese market, Honda has invested in research and development centers in China to develop products that cater specifically to local tastes and preferences.

In line with China’s aggressive push for green and sustainable transportation, Honda has been working on expanding its lineup of electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles in the country. The company has announced plans to introduce more hybrid models and fully electric vehicles, aiming to match the Chinese government’s sustainability targets and the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly vehicles.

Honda has established a reputation in China as a producer of reliable, efficient, and well-engineered vehicles. Its brand is associated with quality and innovation, helping it secure a significant market share among foreign automakers in China. The Chinese automotive market is one of the most competitive globally, with domestic and international brands vying for consumer attention. Honda, like other foreign brands, faces challenges from rising domestic brands and changing consumer preferences.

Honda Annual Sales, Growth and Market Share in China

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

Year Sales YOY Change Marketshare Marketshare Change
1998 345 0.00 0.06 0.00
1999 33,376 9,574.20 4.88 98.78
2000 57,986 73.74 7.75 37.05
2001 67,453 16.33 8.13 4.69
2002 69,315 2.76 6.14 -32.37
2003 124,557 79.70 5.56 -10.43
2004 211,646 69.92 8.41 33.89
2005 260,718 23.19 8.22 -2.35
2006 321,372 23.26 7.96 -3.28
2007 368,729 14.74 7.29 -9.21
2008 352,337 -4.45 6.71 -8.57
2009 574,912 63.17 7.31 8.19
2010 644,102 12.03 6.25 -17.02
2011 591,150 -8.22 5.30 -17.83
2012 525,931 -11.03 4.42 -19.85
2013 682,505 29.77 4.76 7.08
2014 750,380 9.94 4.63 -2.76
2015 974,954 29.93 5.27 12.05
2016 1,223,604 25.50 5.57 5.46
2017 1,447,172 18.27 6.31 11.66
2018 1,478,361 2.16 6.69 5.68
2019 1,574,833 6.53 7.79 14.23
2020 1,656,918 5.21 8.87 12.12
2021 1,542,227 -6.92 7.63 -16.24
2022 1,393,287 -9.66 6.74 -13.24

Honda China Annual Sales Units & Growth Chart

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

Honda China Growth Rate & Market Share Chart

Below is the annual growth rate for the Honda brand in China, shown against the Honda’s marketshare changes in China. This gives you a good look into how Honda 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.

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Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.