Corporate catastrophes consumer evangelical car inventory forcing price cuts

Beijing, May 27 (Xinhua) -- The SASAC Information Center recently released information that from January to April of this year, statistics on 13 state-owned key enterprises in the automotive industry showed that the inventory of finished products has increased significantly. As of the end of April, the total value of finished goods inventory was 14.21 billion yuan, an increase of 27.9%. Some automotive industry people think that the increase in inventory will force companies to adopt price cuts. According to the reporter, the competition in the automobile sales market has become increasingly fierce, and the market share of major automobile manufacturers has been reduced to varying degrees. This is an important reason for the increase in inventories. What is different from the past is that at present, the speed of listing new cars is getting faster and faster. The idea that “stock can be slowly digested” has been very unrealistic to companies. An industry source told reporters: “Increase in inventory is a disaster for companies, but it is the gospel of consumers.” Source: China Youth Daily