Vehicles sales in China tumbled 16.4 percent from a year earlier to 1.91 million units in May 2019, the sharpest drop on record and the 11th consecutive month of decline, raising concerns over the country's growth. Sales of passenger vehicles plunged 17.4 percent to 1.56 million and those of commercial vehicles fell 11.8 percent to 351,000. Meanwhile, sales of new energy vehicles (NEV) rose 1.8 percent to 104,000 units, as car makers reduced prices to boost sales after Beijing introduced tax cuts to spur consumer spending. Considering the first five months of the year, vehicle sales fell 13 percent from a year ago while electric vehicle sales were up 41.5 percent. Total Vehicle Sales in China averaged 1070185.92 from 1997 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3060271 in December of 2017 and a record low of 88416 in January of 1998.