Chinese car brands have become major players in Kuwait auto sector: Envoy

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  • Date: 22-Sep-2022
  • Source: Kuwait Times
  • Sector: Retail
  • Country: Kuwait
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Chinese car brands have become major players in Kuwait auto sector: Envoy

By Majd Othman

KUWAIT: Chinese car brands in Kuwait have overtaken German and Korean brands to become one of the major brands being sold in the country, said Zhang Jianwei, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Kuwait. Speaking to Kuwait Times on the sidelines of a workshop on Thursday titled “The Future of the Development of Chinese Cars in Kuwait”, the ambassador said that there are around 78 international car brands in Kuwait, of which 22 are Chinese brands.

“According to the statistics of the General Administration of Chinese Customs in 2021, China exported 17,859 cars to Kuwait, an annual increase of 81 percent, while the cash value amounted to $134.5 million, an increase of 99.4 percent year-on-year,” he said.

“This indicates the great technology of Chinese cars. About 10 years ago, Chinese car industry witnessed great development following the opening up of China to the world, including Kuwait, especially with the establishment of strategic relations between China and Kuwait in all fields, be it politics, economy, culture or humanitarian issues. This is the case in the field of automobile marketing as well. We expect promising prospects of exchanges between the two countries in all fields,” Zhang added.

The ambassador said during