BEIJING (AP) — BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales plunged in November as a painful contraction in the biggest global market deepened for a fifth month.
An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said Tuesday sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans shrank 16 percent from a year earlier to just under 2.2 million.
Total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, fell 19 percent to just under 2.5 million units.
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Auto demand has weakened as Chinese economic growth cooled and a tariff fight with Washington fueled uncertainty among buyers.
The slump is a setback for global automakers that are looking to China to drive revenue.
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