China's 2020 auto production and sales could return to 2019 levels

Chinese commerce ministry official forecasted that the country's total vehicle ownership could hit around 280 million units by the end of this year.
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| Updated on: 21 Oct 2020, 03:46 PM
Honda employees work on a production line in China. (File photo) (REUTERS)
Honda employees work on a production line in China. (File photo) (REUTERS)

China's 2020 auto production and sales may possibly be close to last year's levels should they keep growing in the fourth quarter, an official from the country's state planner said on Wednesday.

Wu Wei, an official at the National Development and Reform Commission, made the comments at an industry conference in China's northwestern city of Xian.

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In a separate speech at the same event, Chinese commerce ministry official Hu Jianping forecasted that China's total vehicle ownership could hit around 280 million units by the end of this year.

First Published Date: 21 Oct 2020, 03:46 PM IST
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