Vehicles sales in China fell 6.9 percent for a year earlier to 1.96 million units in August 2019, marking the 14th consecutive month of decline. Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) dropped for the second straight month (-15.8 percent to 85,000 units), mainly due to the subsidies cut on new energy cars. Also, sales of passenger vehicles went down 7.7 percent to 1.653 million and those of commercial vehicles decreased 2.8 percent to 305,000. Considering the first seven months of the year, vehicles sales decreased 11 percent compared with the same period a year ago. Total Vehicle Sales in China averaged 1076547.73 from 1997 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3060271 in December of 2017 and a record low of 88416 in January of 1998.