Number of the Day: 168.03 Million Motor Vehicles in China

Traffic in China photo

168.03 Million -- That's the number of motor vehicles on China's roads. The figure cover automobiles, motorcycles, tractors, trailers and other motor vehicles. By comparison, the US had 250,851,833 registered motor vehicles in 2006 according to a Department of Transportation study (in 1960: 74.4 million).

8.26 million -- In the past year, 8.26 million motor vehicles were added to China's road, a 5.17% increase. By comparison, between 2005 and 2006, the number of motor vehicles on US roads increased by 1.38%.

Traffic cars in china photo

127.68 million -- That's the number of private motor vehicles in China, about 76% of total, but their increase is faster than non-private vehicles.

Minus 1.4% -- But, according to a piece in the Wall Street Journal, sales of passenger vehicles in China fell 1.4% year-on-year in September, marking the second straight month of declines.

"A total of 552,800 vehicles were sold, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Sales had fallen 6.3% in August, the first decline in more than three years. However, taken together, sales in the January-September period rose 11.4% year-on-year, to 5.1 million units."

Via Xinhuanet
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