Tesla produces new vehicles in the first half of each quarter primarily for export, and October's numbers continue that pattern.

Tesla Oct sales in China: Model Y at 14,391, Model 3 at 2,809-CnEVPost

Tesla's retail sales breakdown in China is available after export figures for its China-made vehicles were released yesterday.

Tesla Model Y retail sales in China in October were 14,391 units, according to data released today by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

That's up 8.18 percent from 13,303 units a year ago, but down 69.18 percent from 46,694 units in September.

Tesla Model 3 retail sales in China in October were 2,809 units, up 565.64 percent from 422 units a year ago, but down 90.91 percent from 30,919 units in September.

Tesla Oct sales in China: Model Y at 14,391, Model 3 at 2,809-CnEVPost

It is worth noting that Tesla produces new vehicles in the first half of each quarter primarily for export, and October's numbers continue that pattern.

Tesla China's wholesale sales in October were 71,704 units, including 54,504 units for export, the CPCA said yesterday.

Despite fewer local deliveries of the Model Y in October, the model still ranked No. 1 in China in sales of high-end SUVs with a starting price above RMB 300,000 ($41,400), according to the CPCA's list released today.

Tesla Oct sales in China: Model Y at 14,391, Model 3 at 2,809-CnEVPost

The BMW X3 was second with 12,592 units, the Mercedes-Benz GLC was third with 11,983 units, the Audi Q5 was fourth with 10,519 units and the Li Auto Li L9 was fifth with 9,181 units.

In the October sales ranking of all SUVs -- including internal combustion engine models -- the BYD Song ranked first with 56,138 units and the Model Y ranked 10th.

In September, the Model Y was the highest-selling of all SUVs in China.

Tesla Oct sales in China: Model Y at 14,391, Model 3 at 2,809-CnEVPost

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