Used-vehicle deliveries in China rose for the second straight month in August, advancing nearly 12 percent to nearly 1.3 million.
The growth came from demand for trucks and sedans, according to a tally by the China Automobile Dealers Association.
Benefiting from Chinese government infrastructure and construction projects, sales of used cargo-carrying trucks surged 29 percent to about 130,000 last month.
Secondhand sedan sales jumped 18 percent to nearly 804,000 in August.
Demand for used SUVs and crossovers rose 9.7 percent to some 122,000, while used-bus deliveries gained 7.7 percent to roughly 116,000.
By contrast, secondhand multipurpose vehicle sales dropped 6.8 percent to around 77,200 while used-minibus deliveries slid 1.6 percent to approximately 30,000.
Demand for used vehicles in China has lagged behind new vehicles in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.
The new-vehicle market has maintained healthy growth since April after the outbreak was largely contained in mid-March.
Overall, used-vehicle sales posted a mild rebound in May but turned south in June.
Because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter, used-vehicle deliveries in China through August fell 13 percent to 8.1 million.
China’s used-vehicle sales are likely to post their first annual decline in 2020 after growing steadily for nearly two decades.
In 2019, used-vehicle demand across the country rose 8 percent to exceed 14.9 million.