GM Is Killing It In China

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Say what you will about General Motors’ woes here in the United States, but in China the company is on fire. Sales are up 49.6% for the first 8 months of the year.

Here’s the numbers for GM in China (via Dow Jones):

  • 1.11 million in sales for the first 8 months of 2009.
  • 40%: The increase in sales is expected for 2009.
  • 112.7%: The amount August sales were up for GM.
  • 152,365: The amount of cars GM sold in August.
  • 5%: The purchase tax on vehicles with 1.6-liter engines. It is half what it was. The government lowered it to encourage car sales.
  • 122.6%: The amount sales rose at its mini commercial vehicle JV with SAIC and Wuling. (GM has a 34% stake.)
  • 99.6%: The amount sales rose at its passenger vehicle JV with SAIC, Shanghai General Motors Corp.
  • 102.8%: How much Buick sales rose in August.
  • 99.4%: How much Chevy sales rose in August.
  • 11.5 to 12 million cars: The total car market in China.


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