Geely Automobile reported a 33% rise in its revenue to CNY14.85bn (US$2.43bn) in the first six months compared to CNY11.18bn in the first half of 2012. Profit before tax climbed 37% year over year to CNY1.72bn from CNY1.26bn. The firm's profit attributable to equity holders increased 37% to CNY1.4bn from CNY1.02bn in the prior year period.

In the first half of 2013, the group's performance was better than expectations driven by the stronger demand for motor vehicles in China. The group's sales volume in the China market was up 17% from the same period in 2012. The export sales volume continued to be strong, up 26% to 50,438 units. Overall, the group sold a total of 263,544 units of vehicles in the first six months of 2013, up 19% from the same period in the previous year, achieving 47% of the group's full year sales volume target of 560,000 units.

Despite fierce competition in China's automobile market and sign of deteriorating market condition in some of its major export markets in the first half, the group still achieved its original performance plan and targets set for the period. As a result, the group's management team decided to keep the 2013 sales volume target of 16% growth to 560,000 units unchanged.