As an important part of Chinese machinery industry, off-road mobile machinery witnessed the first booming decade of the 21st century with the continuous progress of infrastructure construction in China. Within the second decade of the century, especially the period after 2011, China off-road mobile machinery industry and the engine market which is the core of the industry decline in the wake of the global economic ups and downs and the slowdown of Chinese economic growth.
According to statistics of China Internal Combustion Engine Industry Association (CICEIA), China sold 60.3834 million engines (down 1.67% year on year) in 2014, including 46.1062 million road engines (down 0.32% year on year marginally); the sales volume of off-road engines fell 5.79% year on year to 14.2772 million.
In 2014, the entire off-road engine market showed a downward trend. The sales volume of garden machinery-use internal combustion engines totaled 4.2464 million in China, down 0.52% year on year. The sales volume of generator-use internal combustion engines dropped 6.92% year on year to 3.0024 million. The sales volume of agricultural machinery-use internal combustion engines descended 8.18% year on year to 5.7834 million. In comparison, construction machinery-use and marine internal combustion engines saw more severe reduction, with the respective sales volume of 568,900 (a fall of 13.16% year on year) and 57,600 (dropping 16.04% year on year).
Single-cylinder diesel engines are mainly used in small-sized agricultural machinery, garden machinery and generators. At present, an increasing number of single-cylinder diesel engines are applied to generators, while the quantity of such engines used in other fields decreases. The sales volume of single-cylinder diesel engines slumped 14.20% year on year to 3.4466 million in 2014. The top five companies include: Changchai, Changfa, Jiangsu Jianghuai Engine, Changlin Agricultural Equipment and Cixi Sanhuan whose combined single-cylinder diesel engine sales volume accounted for 68.42% of the industrial total.
Multi-cylinder diesel engines are suitable for commercial vehicle, agricultural machinery and construction machinery. The sales volume herein dipped 9.91% year on year to 4.1914 million in 2014. The top-ranked Weichai, Yuchai, Quanchai Engine, FAWDE, JMC, Kunming Yunnei, Xinchai, Dongfeng Cummins, Foton Cummins and Changchai contributed 66.75% to the total sales volume together.
The report mainly covers the following:
Overview of China off-road engine industry, including definition, classification, policies, regulations and future trends;
Overview of China internal combustion engine industry, road and off-road engine market size, sales volume of gasoline and diesel engines;
Overview of construction machinery, agricultural machinery, generators, marine and universal small gasoline engines and other downstream segments of the industry, output and sales volume of main products, demand for off-road engines, etc.
Profile, financial performance, output, sales volume, main customers, hit products, R & D, production base distribution and other technical characteristics of five multinational companies (including Cummins, Perkins, Deutz, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) as well as 12 domestic Chinese off-road engine manufacturers (embracing Yuchai International, Weichai Power, Yunnei Power, FAWDE, Quanchai Engine, Jiangsu Jianghuai Engine, Changchai, Shanghai Diesel Engine, Dongfeng Chaoyang Diesel, Zongshen Power Machinery, etc.).