Last year, China had the right to be called the world's largest car market. In 2011, the country sold more than 14.4 million vehicles. USA sold only 12.7 million vehicles. China holds the world leadership since 2009.
As the "Auto-stat" reported, last year in China was sold 14,472,400 vehicles, which is 5.2% more than in 2010. During the same period in the United States were sold 12,778,885 vehicles, 10% more than in 2010.
China has been the world leader in the automotive industry since 2009. And this is happening despite of the fact that the government is trying to curb the rise of China's auto-fleet. In China regularly increase taxes on low-budget car sales. Moreover, in the country increased taxes on fuel.
In the Chinese capital, Beijing authorities went ahead and decided to restrict the registration of motor vehicles. In 2011, the registration was possible only for 240 thousand cars a year. The number of citizens are 18 million people. Now buying a car in Beijing is possible only if there is a space in the parking lot or in the garage, and to have a permanently Beijing's residence and at least to work.
Those who are not yet registered, their cars should have a five-year work contract with a company from Beijing, as the official rental agreement, the resolution of tax inspection for car purchasing and a more important documents. In 2011, the city came to a compromise of "one person-one car."