Xinhua quoted China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said sales of China's domestically made automobiles topped 4.96 million units in the January to May period up by 14.29% from a year earlier.
The CAAM said both output and sales of domestically made automobiles in May exceeded 1.10 million units. It was the third month in a row that topped the million unit mark. The association attributed the increases to a series of government stimulus measures.
According to the CAAM China auto industry suffered in 2008 because of state macro control and the global downturn. Yearly output and sales grew 5.2% and 6.7% in 2008 the lowest growth in ten years. China is expected to sell 10.2 million vehicles in 2009 up by 8.7%YoY.