The contraction in China’s used-vehicle market has slowed after the coronavirus outbreak sent the market plunging 67 percent in the first quarter.
In June, used-vehicle deliveries dipped 1.6 percent to 1.2 million, according to the China Automobile Dealers Association.
Used-sedan demand started growing again in June, rising 4 percent to about 733,800.
But sales of used crossovers and SUVs dropped 8.3 percent to some 113,400 while deliveries of secondhand multipurpose vehicles dipped 2.6 percent to 73,800.
Used-minibus deliveries shrank 14 percent to roughly 28,000.
The rest of the used vehicles sold in June were mainly trucks and buses.
Used-vehicle deliveries in the first half of the year, dragged down by the steep decline in the first quarter, slipped nearly 20 percent to 5.52 million. Used sales in China are likely to decline in 2020 for the first time after strong sales the past two decades.
In 2019, volume increased 8 percent to more than 14.9 million.