The China Logistics and Purchasing Federation (Automotive Logistics Branch) has released an industry statistic report in conjunction with G7 for July 2017.
During the month, the average operating mileage per logistics vehicle in China was 5764.89 km. This was an increase of 5% compared to June, but a decrease of 7.42% in comparison to July 2016.
Those vehicles in the top 10%, in accordance to operating efficiency, ran an average of 14096.66 km/vehicle, an increase of 4.9% compared to June and a decrease of 2.49% in comparison to July 2016. This month-on-month increase can be attributed to seasonality, however the annual decrease implies a slight reduction in industry demand for transport.
When analyzed with respect to distance, findings show that short distance travel (as defined as 500 km or less) account for 73.11% of total transport; median distance travel (500-1200 km) account for 9.47%; and long distance (greater than 1200 km) account for 17.39% of routes traveled.