Domestic car chip supply shortage gradually eased, but there is still a certain gap

Published:2022-03-17 Author:Mass Power

Xin Guobin, vice minister of Industry and Information Technology, said at a press conference of the State Information Office on Thursday that since the outbreak of COVID-19, the issue of car chips has become a frequent word in public opinion.The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has been paying close attention to this work and working with relevant parties to study countermeasures.Led the establishment of automotive semiconductor promotion and application working group to strengthen the supply and demand docking between vehicle, parts and chip enterprises.

Data show that in 2021, China's auto production and sales were 26.082 million and 26.275 million respectively, with year-on-year growth of 3.4% and 3.8%, ending the decline of auto production and sales for three consecutive years. This achievement is hard-won.In January this year, China produced and sold 2.422 million and 2.531 million cars respectively, up 1.4% and 0.9% year-on-year respectively.It should be said that the auto industry started this year or relatively smooth.

Xin Guobin said that from the monitoring situation of key automobile enterprises, although the supply shortage of automobile chips has been gradually alleviated, but relative to the demand and production planning of vehicle and parts enterprises, there is still a certain gap.Considering that the world's major chip enterprises have increased the production and supply of car chip, new capacity will be released this year, and the supply capacity of some domestic chip products is also gradually improving, it is expected that the supply situation of automobile chip will continue to improve.

Next, we will take multiple measures to maintain the stable operation of the auto industry. First, we will strengthen the connection between supply and demand.Build an online supply and demand docking platform for automotive chips, smooth the information channel of chip production and supply, and improve the upstream and downstream cooperation mechanism of the industrial chain;Second, increase production coordination.Guide vehicle and component enterprises to optimize supply chain layout, reasonably arrange production, help each other, improve resource allocation efficiency, minimize the impact of core loss;Third, improve chip supply capacity.We will further support collaborative innovation in the vehicle, component and chip industries, and steadily and orderly increase domestic chip production and supply capacity.Fourth, strengthen international cooperation.We will encourage multinational chip companies to increase supply in the Chinese market, increase localization of production, and make industrial and supply chains more resilient and stable.