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China’s Hunger For Cars

April 6, 2017

By Paul Homewood

 

 

Statista is a statistics portal, which comes up with all sorts of weird and wonderful stats.

Today, they have got this one:

 

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https://www.statista.com/chart/8842/sales-of-passenger-cars-in-selected-countries-worldwide/

 

With a population of 1.386bn, car sales in China work out at one for every 57 people.

This is not far away from the US ratio of 1 per 47.

 

It’s one more indication that energy use is going to continue to rise rapidly in China.

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7 Comments
  1. Joe Public permalink
    April 6, 2017 9:30 am

    ” With a population of 1.386bn, car sales in China work out at one for every 57 people.

    This is not far away from the US ratio of 1 per 47.” ?

    According to WikiP, there are 797 cars per 1,000 population in the US (2014 figures)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_vehicles_per_capita

    • Joe Public permalink
      April 6, 2017 9:31 am

      Should have added:

      “This article is a list of countries by the number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants. Please consider that car is different from road motor vehicle as the latter includes automobiles, SUVs, trucks, vans, buses, commercial vehicles and freight motor road vehicles. The present list excludes motorcycles and other two-wheelers.”

      • dave permalink
        April 6, 2017 9:52 am

        Another way of looking at the figures:

        If we British scrapped ALL our motor vehicles, as a sacrifice to the God of the eco-nuts, the Chinese would still put as many NEW ones on the road, in twelve months.

    • April 6, 2017 10:33 am

      Yes, there are many more cars per head in the US, because there have been bought over many years. If China sales carry on at this rate, the gap will close eventually.

  2. April 6, 2017 11:05 am

    Do any of you remember the pictures in the 1970’s of the people in Beijing riding bicycles? I do. Of course it was a method of controlling peoples’ movements. Automobiles equal quite a bit of freedom. Any wonder today’s leftists do not want automobiles?

    • Joe Public permalink
      April 6, 2017 12:43 pm

  3. dangeroosdave permalink
    April 6, 2017 3:22 pm

    I’m looking for some stocks in chinese parts, and chinese tools. Penny stocks. 🙂

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