Promote cars more, and send money when you place an order! The auto market is picking up, have you made a move?

  Beijing, May 30 (Zhang Xu)-In the first quarter, affected by the epidemic, China’s automobile production and sales declined precipitously. According to the data of China Automobile Association, China’s automobile sales in the first quarter was 3.672 million, down 42.4% year-on-year.

  Since the beginning of this year, the state has repeatedly stressed the need to promote automobile consumption. With the introduction of policies and measures such as increasing car purchase quotas and subsidizing cars in many places, the automobile market has begun to pick up. Can the follow-up be sustainable, and what other ways can promote automobile consumption?

  On May 21st, the 17th Hainan International Automobile Exhibition opened in Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center. China News Service reporter Luo Yunfei photo

  If you buy more cars, you will be subsidized.

  Since the beginning of this year, stabilizing automobile consumption and boosting the automobile market have become a hot topic. On March 23rd, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission and National Health Commission jointly issued a notice, clearly stating that "actively promote the optimization of automobile purchase restriction measures to stabilize and expand automobile consumption".

  Earlier, on February 3rd, Foshan took the lead in issuing the Notice on Several Measures to Promote Consumption Upgrade in the Automobile Market (Trial), which proposed to give financial subsidies to automobile sales enterprises registered by consumers in the local area to purchase "National Six" standard displacement vehicles, and to give subsidies of 2,000-5,000 yuan according to the difference of buying new cars, changing cars or buying multiple passenger and truck vehicles at one time.

  Subsequently, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Xiangtan, Changsha, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanchang and other places followed suit and announced the corresponding automobile consumption promotion policies. In May, the pace of local policies to promote automobile consumption has not stopped.

  On May 20th, the Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission issued "Several Measures on Promoting Automobile Consumption in Shanghai", appropriately increasing the number of non-operating buses in the downtown area of Shanghai, and adding 40,000 non-operating buses in 2020; Promote the scrapping and updating of old cars in an orderly manner; Actively support the consumption of new energy vehicles, and give each consumer a subsidy of 5,000 yuan if they purchase new energy vehicles this year.

  On May 27, Shaanxi Province issued a clear document to encourage automobile consumption, including organizing automobile promotion activities in the countryside, relaxing automobile restrictions, and supporting cities to appropriately relax or completely cancel the restrictions on pickup trucks entering the city; For the purchase of new energy vehicles, it is also suggested that qualified cities (districts) can give appropriate support to car-free families to purchase the first home new energy vehicle.

  Zhang Xiang, an automobile expert at the Talent Exchange Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, analyzed the reporter of Zhongxin. com: "The automobile industry accounts for 8%-10% of the national GDP, which is very large, and it can be said that it directly drives the national GDP and employment rate. Local subsidies can directly promote consumers to buy new cars or replace old cars, improve market activity, and help develop and stimulate the local economy. "

  Increase the license plate quota in restricted areas such as Tianjin.

  In addition to the subsidy for car purchase, Ceng Qinghong, the chairman of Guangzhou Automobile Group, recently suggested increasing the license plate quota in the car-restricted areas, relaxing the car purchase conditions and license plate restrictions. Fang Yunzhou, chairman of Zhejiang Hezhong New Energy Vehicle, suggested that the restrictions on the purchase of new energy vehicles in cities should be released.

  Ye Shengji, Deputy Secretary-General of China Automobile Industry Association, believes that the purchase restriction policy in many big cities is unfavorable to the industrial development. Moreover, the demand of many consumers in the city for cars is just needed, and it is necessary to relax it in a planned way or even completely liberalize it conditionally.

  On May 20th, the General Office of the Tianjin Municipal People’s Government issued "Several Measures for Promoting Automobile Consumption in Tianjin" (hereinafter referred to as "Measures"), and in 2020, 35,000 individual incremental quotas for passenger cars will be added.

  The picture is from official website, Tianjin Municipal People’s Government.

  "In the past year, many ministries and commissions have repeatedly proposed to loosen the purchase restriction, and some places, such as Guiyang, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hainan, etc., either canceled the purchase restriction or increased the index. Recently, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Tianjin have all increased their indicators, and Beijing is the only first-tier city that has not introduced relevant measures so far. " Cui Dongshu, secretary general of the Federation, said.

  Although some people think that liberalizing restrictions on purchases will bring environmental and congestion problems, Ye Shengji said that local governments should organically integrate the two with industrial development, local traffic construction and urban management, instead of restricting purchases for the sake of restricting purchases.

  The auto market gradually recovered, and the sales volume "V-shaped" reversed.

  With the improvement of epidemic prevention and control situation and the promotion policy, China auto market is gradually recovering.

  The Federation pointed out that judging from the retail sales of passenger cars in April, the V-shaped reversal trend of China automobile market has been basically determined. According to the data of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the automobile production and sales in China achieved year-on-year and month-on-month growth in April, ending the 21-month decline.

  Narrow sense passenger car sales trend chart. The data comes from the Federation.

  Industrial Securities pointed out in the research report that local policies have become the main force of automobile consumption policy this year. At present, the local policies that have been introduced are expected to boost the sales of passenger cars by 790,000 in 2020, accounting for 3.5% of the sales of passenger cars in 2019; Potential local policies are expected to boost 370,000 vehicles, accounting for 1.6% of passenger car sales in 2019.

  "The situation in April was better than expected. At present, the main growth comes from commercial vehicles. However, the sales volume in April is not the production and sales volume under normal circumstances. On the one hand, the base in the same period last year was relatively low, on the other hand, the improvement of the epidemic situation provided a good environment for consumption, while the inventory of enterprise terminals was relatively low, which used this time to make up for the losses caused in February and March. " Chen Shihua, deputy secretary-general of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said.

  "It is hard to say that it will maintain positive growth in the future, depending on many factors such as foreign epidemics and domestic policy promotion." Chen Shihua believes that "what is worrying now is that foreign epidemics may have an impact on the domestic vehicle production rhythm. If overseas supply can keep up in June, there will be no major problems in the auto market this year. "

  What other ways can we promote automobile consumption?

  Li Shufu, Chairman of Geely Holding Group, and Wang Fengying, President of Great Wall Motor, recently suggested that the vehicle purchase tax should be changed from the central tax to the central and local sharing tax, with the central and local sharing ratio being 50% and 50% respectively. At the same time, the appropriate proportion of the adjusted vehicle purchase tax will be used for the research and development of new technologies in automobile enterprises and the promotion of automobile consumption.

  In the workshop of a private car company in Shangdang District, Changzhi City, Shanxi Province, workers wearing masks concentrate on the production line to make a batch of orders from Brazil. Gao Fei photo

  On the consumption level, the appropriate proportion of the adjusted local vehicle purchase tax will be used to continuously promote the policy of "cars going to the countryside" and implement relevant automobile consumption subsidy measures, and the potential of China automobile consumption market will be further tapped and released.

  Zhang Xinghai, chairman of Xiaokang Group, said that further policies at the national level for the automobile market with a displacement of less than or equal to 1.5 liters, such as reducing the purchase tax and reducing the interest on car loans, can boost consumption in the automobile market.

  Ye Shengji told reporters, "Now some measures have been introduced in various places, but I think the central policies should be fully put in place first. On this basis, various places can introduce some supplementary policies according to local conditions to coordinate and coordinate with the central policies."

  Zhang Xiang also said that many policies to stimulate consumption have been used at present, and there may not be a national policy in the short term. "Just like a doctor treating a disease, take a pair of medicine and come back after a while. You can first look at the stimulating effects of these policies on the economy, and then make the next step. If the effect is not good, further policies may be introduced in the second half of the year. " (End)