Car sales in China reported slower growth in March, with an increase of just 3.9% over the same month last year. The country, however, remains in first place in the automotive market, followed by USA, which grew 12.7%, and Japan, up 72.2%. In the year, the Chinese market was almost stable, with 44,886 cars sold more than a year earlier. At the same time the U.S. and Japan grew 13.3% and 47.6% respectively.
Published by Jato Dynamics, a company of automotive information, the data in China include only passenger cars. For the remaining countries, the figures include passenger cars and light commercial.
Due to a policy of encouraging and exchanging cards of old vehicles with newer models, Britain appeared in fourth place in March. Germany comes in fifth, with India, which surpassed Brazil last month, in the sixth. Brazil has slipped to seventh place with 1.6% drop in sales in March from a year earlier.