Driven by favorable policies, consumption upgrades and market demand, China's second-hand car industry has developed rapidly. In 2018, the number of used cars in China reached 13.822 million, with a growth rate of 11.5%. The average transaction price of used cars was 62,000 yuan, which was lower than that in 2017. 4.6%. Although the growth rate of China's used car transactions slowed in the first quarter of 2019, the proportion of transfer restrictions increased by 8.0% compared with the same period of last year. The used car market highlights the characteristics of regional development. The more developed the economy, the greater the volume of used cars. The development trend of second-hand e-commerce platform is strong, and the penetration rate of used car trading platform on the sale of used cars reaches 75%. According to iiMedia Research, the most concerned area for second-hand car topics is Guangdong Province. Nearly 90% of consumers trade through used car platforms. Third-party concealing accident information is the main problem of used car transactions. Ai Media Consulting analysts believe that used cars will enter the industry adjustment period, and the used car market will develop in a more transparent, standardized and diversified direction.
With the rapid development of economy and the improvement of people's living standard, people's travel scenes are becoming more and more diversified, and ride-hailing has become an important choice for mass travel. According to the data of iiMedia Research, 53.6% of the respondents who have taken taxi prefer to take a taxi through the form of ride-hailing, and the sum of the respondents who use it 2-3 times or more every month is 57.9%. However, drivers' quality and safety are still the main concerns of passengers. In the future, traditional taxi will continue to deepen the reform, taxi market competition will be more diversified, security will become a priority in the process of taxi travel standardization.
According to iiMedia Research, time-sharing lease has a strong advantage in the range of 20-25 kilometers. With sufficient public transport resources, more than 60% of respondents still choose time-sharing car rental as a means of travel. But time-sharing platforms continue to be challenging, and 2019 remains a pivotal year. In the future, auto companies can focus on large-scale operation, vehicle safety, market sinking, user experience and self-driving technology.
As usual, Spring Festival Travel Rush attracts public attention. As the data showed, the passenger flow is expected to reach 2.99 billion during the Spring Festival Travel Season. As the data of iiMedia Big Data Public Opinion Monitoring System showed, the Internet index of the keyword Spring Festival Travel Rush had reached a new high at 2971 on the first day of Spring Festival Season. With the increasing investment in national transportation infrastructure and the introduction of policy measure to benefit people, public’s happiness during the Spring Festival Season has improved. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 51.6% of the interviewed netizens indicated that their happiness had improved during the Spring Festival Season of 2019.
According to iiMedia Research, China's production and sales of new energy vehicles exceeded one million in 2018. China's production and sales of new energy vehicles have ranked first in the world for three consecutive years. China has formed a complete new energy passenger vehicle industry cluster. However, China's new energy automobile industry is still not perfect. Charging devices and license plates have become the subject of most intense public concern. According to iiMedia Research, nearly 70% of new energy vehicle owners said that the mileage of new energy vehicles decreased to different degrees. Car owners are most dissatisfied with the endurance of new energy vehicles. Lack of charging pile construction is the main reason why consumers do not choose new energy vehicles.
The global aerospace economy continued to grow steadily, reaching $383.5 billion in 2017, of which commercial space revenue accounted for more than 80%. China's commercial space has started late, and there is still much room for development compared with the world level. In terms of commercial spacecraft launch, China has only launched six times, and it has opened up with the United States (224 times) and Europe (57 times) larger gap. Driven by a sound policy, technological and market environment, China's commercial aerospace industry continues to develop, and many private commercial aerospace companies have gained capital recognition. The national commercial aerospace industry aerospace science and technology also won a $182 million Series A financing. China's commercial aerospace industry is developing well, but there are still widespread problems such as imperfect business closed-loop festivals, profit models and unclear industrial structures. In the future, China's commercial aerospace industry should focus on the development of the industry chain and foster the vertical capability of the end-to-end industry chain.