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Mercedes-Benz Sales Figures – China Market

Monthly and Yearly Sales Figures for Mercedes-Benz in China

Mercedes-Benz Sales Data, Trends & Analysis for the Chinese Automotive Market

China auto sales statistics for Mercedes-Benz only include the models that are locally produced in China through the Beijing-Benz and Fujian-Benz Joint Ventures with local manufacturing partners BAIC (Passenger Cars) and Fujian Motors (Light Commercial Vehicles), and excludes import models. BAIC build the A-Class LC-Class LE-ClassGLAGLC and EQC for Mercedes-Benz, while Fujian Motors builds the V-ClassVianoVito and Sprinter commercial vans and passenger vans for the German brand. All other models are imported. Also find Mercedes-Benz European sales figures and Mercedes-Benz US sales figures. Sales figures for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class LC-Class LE-ClassGLAGLB, GLCV-ClassGLKVianoVito.

Mercedes-Benz China Sales Figures & Recent Highlights

Mercedes-Benz has established a strong foothold in China, which is now one of its largest and most crucial markets globally. The brand’s journey, market strategy, and performance in China are noteworthy, given the country’s significance in the global automotive landscape. Over the years, China has become one of the largest markets for Mercedes-Benz. The country’s burgeoning middle class, growing number of high-net-worth individuals, and affinity for luxury goods have driven strong demand for premium vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz, like other foreign automakers, has established joint ventures in China to facilitate local production and sales. The most significant partnership is with Beijing Automotive Industry Group Co., Ltd. (BAIC), resulting in the Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC). This JV has allowed Mercedes-Benz to produce several models locally, catering directly to Chinese consumers.

Mercedes-Benz offers a wide variety of vehicles in China, from its core sedan models like the C-Class, E-Class, and S-Class to a range of SUVs and AMG performance vehicles. The brand has also introduced long-wheelbase versions of certain models, catering to Chinese consumers’ preference for additional rear-seat space. Recognizing the unique demands and preferences of the Chinese market, Mercedes-Benz has set up R&D facilities in China. This allows the brand to tailor its vehicles to local tastes, which can vary significantly from other global markets.

While Mercedes-Benz has seen significant success in China, the market isn’t without its challenges. Intense competition from other luxury brands, both international (like BMW and Audi) and domestic, means that Mercedes-Benz constantly needs to innovate and adapt. Given the size and potential of the Chinese market, Mercedes-Benz continues to invest and focus on expanding its footprint in the country.

Mercedes-Benz Annual Sales, Growth and Market Share in China

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

Year Sales YOY Change US Marketshare Marketshare Change
1997 17,210 0.00 3.04 0.00
1998 11,580 -32.71 1.99 -52.69
1999 21,192 83.01 3.10 35.68
2000 20,324 -4.10 2.71 -14.03
2001 17,023 -16.24 2.05 -32.37
2002 18,379 7.97 1.63 -25.98
2003 10,874 -40.83 0.49 -235.40
2004 21,520 97.90 0.86 43.24
2005 20,035 -6.90 0.63 -35.42
2006 34,124 70.32 0.84 25.26
2007 33,100 -3.00 0.65 -29.18
2008 32,559 -1.63 0.62 -5.47
2009 19,973 -38.66 0.25 -144.20
2010 48,316 141.91 0.47 45.80
2011 81,898 69.50 0.73 36.20
2012 90,254 10.20 0.76 3.24
2013 104,252 15.51 0.73 -4.39
2014 113,617 8.98 0.70 -3.67
2015 181,745 59.96 0.98 28.57
2016 221,072 21.64 1.01 2.45
2017 222,579 0.68 0.97 -3.77
2018 251,589 13.03 1.14 14.75
2019 316,881 25.95 1.57 27.46
2020 336,552 6.21 1.80 12.94
2021 341,036 1.33 1.69 -6.77
2022 615,356 80.44 2.98 43.30

Mercedes-Benz China Annual Sales Units & Growth Chart

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

Mercedes-Benz China Growth Rate & Market Share Chart

Below is the annual growth rate for the Mercedes-Benz brand in China, shown against the Mercedes-Benz’s marketshare changes in China. This gives you a good look into how Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz Cars & SUVs in China


Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.