The 7 millionth Jiefang truck, a white Jiefang J7 truck, rolled off the assembly line in Changchun on Nov 30, 2018. (File photo: Xinhua)
BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's heavy truck sales rose for the fifth consecutive month in November, data from an auto industry information service provider showed.
Around 94,000 heavy-duty trucks were sold last month in China, up 3 percent month on month, according to a report from cvworld.cn.
The figure rose 5.3 percent on a yearly basis, said the report.
FAW Jiefang Automotive Co., Ltd., a truck subsidiary of Changchun-headquartered FAW Group, continued to take the lead by selling 17,500 units last month.
Analysis from cvworld.cn said that intensified restrictions on older trucks and greater efforts of overload control contributed to new purchases in the heavy-duty truck market.
In the first 11 months, sales of heavy trucks totaled 1.07 million units, increasing 1 percent year on year.
The annual sales of heavy-duty truck in 2019 are expected to hit the record by exceeding 1.15 million units.