As car sales worsen to their lowest point in decades, makers and exporters of parts are also at risk of losing clients under the US-China trade war. Photo: Xinhua

China’s car industry slowdown to continue into 2020 as tariff impact piles up, manufacturers lose US orders

  • Mainland car sales fell for the 15th straight month in September amid the long tail fallout from the trade war with the United States
  • Recovery predicted to be slow as increasing trade war tariffs push American manufacturers to cancel orders and source parts in Mexico and India
Topic |   China economy

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As car sales worsen to their lowest point in decades, makers and exporters of parts are also at risk of losing clients under the US-China trade war. Photo: Xinhua
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Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen is a Graduate Trainee reporter at The Post. She joined the team in 2019 after graduating with a degree in politics and journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Previously, she was an intern at Asian Private Banker, covering fintech and private banking. As a Filipino who grew up in Hong Kong, she speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.

He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.