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In China's Moribund Auto Market, Japan and Germany Are Winning

  • American carmakers and Chinese players have been losing share
  • Group predicts slump could persist for several more months
Inside the Guangzhou Auto Show
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

As China trudges though its first car-market recession in a generation, Japanese and German manufacturers are gaining on the locals.

Brands from those countries gained market share in the first three months of 2019, while Chinese and American marques lost ground, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Friday.