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Strategic Analysis of Chinese Light, Medium, and Heavy-Duty Commercial Truck Market

Strategic Analysis of Chinese Light, Medium, and Heavy-Duty Commercial Truck Market

Executive Summary—Key Findings

Commercial Truck Market: Key Findings, China, 2014–2022

In 2014, Chinese commercial truck sales contracted by 􂀀% year-on-year. Going forward, commercial truck market is forecasted to experience a tepid growth at a CAGR of 􂀀% during 2014–2022.

Third-party logistics, eCommerce, manufacturing, supply chain and retail, and resource-based delivery items are the key industries that will drive demand for trucks in the logistics market. Furthermore, road expansion, expressway constructions, and national road maintenance are improving fleets’ driving experience and delivery efficiency.

Diesel powertrain will continue to dominate the Chinese commercial truck market. Alternative powertrain solutions are forecasted to experience gradual adop

Light-duty truck is expected to remain the largest truck segment, accounting for 􂀀% of new truck sales in 2022. However, heavy-duty truck segment is expected to grow rapidly in comparison to medium-duty truck segment, accounting for 􂀀% of new truck sales in 2022.

Foton, Dongfeng, JAC, FAW, and CNHTC are the top 􂀀 market leaders in the commercial truck market. Foton and JAC dominate the light-duty truck segment, whereas FAW and CNHTC are spread evenly across all 􂀀 truck duty segments in terms of market share and investment ratio. By 2022, the joint-venture between Volvo and Dongfeng is expected to emerge as the largest foreign JV in China in terms of market share.

About this report

The research provides an outlook of the commercial truck market for China. It covers light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial truck segments. The research discusses market activities outlining the major developments in 2014, impact of regulation on advanced truck technologies, key growth factors, major influencer in product planning, key customer insights, and sales infrastructure outlining dealership activity. The research also provides industry supply chain analysis and comparative analysis for OEMs. Furthermore, it discusses alternative powertrains across commercial truck market and telematics solutions in trucks. The research concludes with conclusions and future outlook. The base year of the study is 2014, with forecasts up to 2022.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Key Findings
    • Executive Summary-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Executive Summary-Mega Cities and Mega Regions in China
    • Executive Summary-Strategic Fact Sheet
    • Executive Summary-Truck Population Breakdown by Age
    • Executive Summary-Vehicle Fleet Classification
    • Executive Summary-Chinese Key Commercial Trucks Launch Roadmap
    • Executive Summary-Technology Roadmap
    • Executive Summary-Major Commercial Truck OEMs in China
    • Executive Summary-Supply Chain Analysis
    • Executive Summary-Dealership Activity
    • Executive Summary-Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Research Scope, Objective, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
      • Table Commercial Truck Market: Unit Shipment Forecast, China, 2010-2022
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
  • Definitions/Segmentation
    • Commercial Vehicle Segmentation and Definitions
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Industry-Value Chain
  • Market Overview
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Market-Key Influencing Trends
    • Key Facts about Chinese Commercial Truck Market
    • Public Road Expansion in China
    • Road Transportation and Logistics
    • Port Logistics
    • eCommerce Market in China
  • Key Regulations and Legislations
    • Legislation and Macro Trends
    • Impact of Regulation on Advanced Truck Technologies
  • Emission Regulations
    • Emission Standards
      • Table Commercial Truck Market: Emission Standard Implementation Process Table, China, 2011-2019
    • Supply Plan of China V Diesel
    • Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)
  • Trade Environment in China
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Export Market and WTO
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Export Market
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Export Market Explained
  • Chinese Logistics-Major Influencer in Product Planning
    • Road Structure and Delivery Service Consideration
    • Market Structure
    • Logistics Market Share in China
    • Truck Usage Breakdown on China Expressways
    • Main Expressways
    • Main Expressways Across Borders
  • External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints-Commercial Truck Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Commercial Truck Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Commercial Truck Market: Market Engineering Measurements, China, 2014-2022
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Market-Unit Shipment Scenario Forecast Analysis
      • Table Commercial Truck Market: Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis, China, 2010-2022
    • Forecast Scenario Assumptions to 2022
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Market-Unit Shipment Forecast by Segments
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Market-HDT Unit Shipment Forecast
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Market-MDT Unit Shipment Forecast
    • Chinese Commercial Truck Market-LDT Unit Shipment Forecast
  • Best Selling Trucks Profile
    • Best Selling Heavy Duty Truck-CNHTC HOWO A7 Series
    • Best Selling Medium Duty Truck-Dongfeng Tianjin
    • Best Selling Light Duty Truck-Foton Ollin CTX series
  • Chinese Commercial Truck Market Key Customer Insights
    • Lifecycle Analysis
    • Truck Life Period Breakdown
      • Table Commercial Truck Market: Commercial Truck Life Period and Scrapping Standard, China, 2014
    • Truck Population Breakdown by Age
    • Vehicle Fleet Classification
    • Vehicle Fleet Classification-Size and Application Segment Explained
    • Operating Cost Structure
  • Sales Infrastructure Analysis
    • Dealership Activity
    • Dealership Margins
    • Truck Dealer Value Chain
    • Dealership Network Footprint
  • Market Share and Comparative Analysis-Commercial Truck Market
    • Competitive Environment Analysis
    • Commercial Truck Market-Comparative Analysis of OEMs
    • Chinese OEM Product Portfolio vs Vehicle Application Segment
    • Major Commercial Truck OEMs in China
    • Manufacturing Locations in China
    • Competitive Analysis-Total Truck Unit Sales Breakdown
    • Competitive Analysis-Heavy-Duty Truck OEM Market Share
    • Competitive Analysis-Medium-Duty Truck OEM Market Share
    • Competitive Analysis-Light-Duty Truck OEM Market Share
    • Key LDT/MDT/HDT Industry Developments from 2010 to 2015
  • Industry Supply Chain Analysis
    • Supply Chain Analysis
    • CNHTC-Auto Supplier Network
    • Dongfeng-Auto Supplier Network
    • FAW-Auto Supplier Network
    • Foton-Auto Supplier Network
    • JAC-Auto Supplier Network
    • Key Trends in Supply Chain
  • Comparative Analysis of Chinese OEMs vs Foreign OEMs
    • Domestic OEMs vs Foreign Joint-Venture OEMs Market Share
    • The HQ Location of Key Foreign Joint-Venture vs Local OEMs in China
    • Localization Plan for Foreign OEMs
    • Key Challenges for Foreign Truck OEMs Entering China
    • Key Opportunities for Foreign Truck OEMs Entering China
    • Strategic Insight-Key OEM Activities in China
  • Alternative Powertrain Market in China
    • Regulatory Thrust for Alternative Powertrains in China
    • Comparative Analysis of Alternative Powertrains
    • Alternative Powertrains Penetration Forecast
    • Industry Challenges of Alternative Powertrain Trucks
    • Alternative Powertrain Truck Launch Roadmap
  • Telematics in Trucks
    • Commercial Truck's Telematics Service Roadmap
    • Telematics Opportunity by Truck Types
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Growth Opportunities for Stakeholders
    • Key Trends and Recommendations
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Table of Abbreviations
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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