China's exports of pickup trucks surge 65 pct in 2022

BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) - China's pickup truck exports surged 65 percent year on year in 2022, according to the China Passenger Car Association.

Freight trucks line up to pick up loads in Fengtai District, Beijing, capital of China, June 9, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

A total of 128,000 pickup trucks were exported in 2022, accounting for 25 percent of total pickup sales, said the association.

In December alone, China exported a total of 15,000 units of pickup trucks, up 70 percent year on year.

China's pickup truck sales dropped 26 percent year on year to 43,000 last month due to COVID-19 disruptions, said the association.