The average monthly increase of new vehicles in the third quarter was significantly higher than that in the first half of the year, which maintained a rapid growth for three consecutive months
According to the Ministry of Public Security, by the end of September 2022, the number of motor vehicles in China reached 412 million, including 315 million automobiles. There are 499 million motor vehicle drivers, of which 461 million are car drivers.
In the first three quarters of this year, 17.4 million cars were newly registered, of which 6.295 million were newly registered in the third quarter, and the average monthly registered volume was significantly higher than that in the first half of this year. In the first three quarters of 2022, 26.21 million new motor vehicles were registered nationwide, including 17.4 million automobiles. Affected by the epidemic and other factors, the number of newly registered automobiles in the first half of this year was lower than the same period of last year. With the resumption of the automobile industry and the gradual recovery of the automobile consumption market, the number of newly registered automobiles has exceeded 2 million for three consecutive months since July. In the third quarter, the number of newly registered automobiles reached 6.295 million, and the average monthly number of newly registered automobiles reached 2.098 million. Significantly higher than the monthly average of 1.851 million in the first half of the year. Compared with the third quarter of 2021, new vehicle registrations increased by 254,000 units in the third quarter of this year, surpassing the same period last year.
The number of new-energy vehicles reached 11.49 million, with 3.713 million newly registered in the first three quarters. By the end of September, the number of new energy vehicles in China reached 11.49 million, accounting for 3.65 percent of the total. Among them, there are 9.26 million pure electric vehicles, accounting for 80.56 percent of the total number of new energy vehicles. In the first three quarters of 2022, 3.713 million new energy vehicles were registered nationwide, an increase of 1.842 million year-on-year, or 98.48 percent, accounting for 21.34 percent of the total new vehicle registrations. In the third quarter of this year, 1.495 million new energy vehicles were registered, a monthly average of 498,000 vehicles, significantly higher than the monthly average of 370,000 vehicles in the first half of this year.
The second-hand car market remained active in the first three quarters, with 16.4 million motor vehicle transfer registrations. In the first three quarters of 2022, a total of 16.4 million motor vehicle transfer registrations were handled by local public security and traffic administration departments, of which 15.35 million were motor vehicle transfer registrations, accounting for 93.55%. In the first three quarters of this year, the ratio of vehicle transfer registrations to new vehicle registrations reached 1:1.13, significantly higher than 1:1.24 in the same period last year. In recent years, the Ministry of Public Security, together with the Ministry of Commerce and other departments, has carried out reform measures to facilitate the registration of second-hand car transactions in different places, which has better promoted the circulation of second-hand cars. In the first three quarters of this year, 2.575 million second-hand passenger cars were registered directly in different places.
82 cities have more than 1 million cars, and 21 cities, including Beijing, Chengdu and Chongqing, have more than 3 million. By the end of September, 82 cities had more than 1 million cars, an increase of six cities year-on-year, 38 cities had more than 2 million cars and 21 cities had more than 3 million cars. Beijing has more than 6 million cars, Chengdu and Chongqing have more than 5 million, and Suzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Xi 'an and Wuhan have more than 4 million.
The number of motor vehicle drivers reached 499 million, with 23.92 million newly licensed drivers in the first three quarters of this year. The number of motor vehicle drivers in China reached 499 million, of which 461 million were car drivers, accounting for 92.46% of the total. In the first three quarters of 2022, 23.92 million drivers were newly licensed nationwide, down 10.48 percent or 2.799 million from the same period last year. Since April 1 this year, the "Regulations on the Application and Use of Motor Vehicle Driving License" (Ministry of Public Security Order No. 162) added the "light tractor-trailer" quasi driving type (C6). At present, the number of C6 quasi driving type drivers has reached 346,000, to better meet the needs of people driving small residential trailer travel, and promote the development of new RV tourism business.
Handled vehicle and driving license business online 67.99 million times. In the first three quarters of 2022, in order to do a good job of epidemic prevention and control on a regular basis, local public security traffic control departments actively carried out online traffic control business, such as replacing and issuing licenses, without leaving home. A total of 67.99 million online transactions were conducted to replace and issue driving licenses and temporary license plates.