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Table 1-23: World Motor Vehicle Production, Selected Countries (Thousands of vehicles)

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Passenger carsa

 19611971198119911994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Total world11,39126,45327,40735,28835,71736,10037,31838,48137,28638,81640,73240,14441,21541,78242,83244,89248,13649,99748,78842,29650,93851,99855,22056,43256,41755,770
U.S. percent of world48.532.522.815.418.517.516.215.314.714.413.412.012.010.79.79.59.07.77.65.25.45.77.47.77.57.5
Argentina78193139114338227269366353225239170111110171183263351400380516577497507364309
Australia182393352269323314303320350294324286307366341320298306286188205190190181150153
Austria8171445599798911241161311311192272312482001255786130124147135104
BelgiumU2792162534093863683563192189121,059937792852895882790680525528566507480481368
Brazil983424067051,2481,2971,4591,6801,2441,1021,3481,4821,5211,5051,7562,0092,0922,3882,5612,5782,8282,3402,6262,7452,3171,990
Canada3281,0838031,0601,2141,3371,2791,3741,1221,6261,5511,2751,3691,3401,3361,4071,4281,3421,1958229679901,040965914889
ChinaUUU812503213824825075706207041,0912,0192,3163,5865,1615,1854,9717,3229,49410,05310,70512,05912,50011,991
Czech Republicb591491811731742082633213683484284574414364435998499269339681,0701,1921,1721,1271,2441,297
FinlandUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU4680
France9882,6942,6123,1883,1753,0513,1482,2592,6032,6762,8833,1823,2843,2202,9133,1132,7282,5512,1451,8151,9141,9141,6831,4791,5031,570
Germany1,8023,8293,7584,6774,0944,3604,5404,6785,3485,3104,8035,3014,7995,1455,1925,3505,3995,7095,5324,9655,5525,8725,3885,4405,6045,708
India2242421792373303964103845195145487069079409991,1861,3771,5071,7812,3172,4792,5202,3702,3842,545
Italy6941,7011,2571,6331,3411,4221,3181,5631,4021,4101,4221,2721,1261,026834726893911659661573486397388401663
Japan2503,7186,9749,7537,8027,6117,8648,4918,0568,1008,3638,1188,6198,4788,7209,0179,7579,9459,9166,8628,3077,1598,5548,1898,2777,831
MalaysiaUUU102137164176280126200280345UUUUUUUUUUUUUU
MexicoU1543557208576997988559539941,1301,0019607747828461,0981,2091,2179431,3861,6571,8101,7721,9161,968
Netherlands1378788592100145197243262215189182163188115876259514841002957
Poland1486248168349347353295460651533367287285516527609762864833799722534475471535
PortugalUUUU3841119186181187191177183166151138143134132102115142116110118115
RomaniaUUU84857176108104885857UUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Russia1495181,3241,308796838868982U9469661,0229811,0101,1101,0681,1761,2931,4705961,2081,7381,9691,9201,6931,216
SlovakiaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU218295571576463563586844906902957
South AfricaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU325334276321223295312275265277344
South KoreaUU691,1581,8062,0032,2652,3081,6252,3622,6022,4712,6512,7682,0542,1952,2982,5092,4362,3752,7922,9022,8682,6392,5152,375
Spain554538551,9431,9742,1312,2132,3422,2172,0292,4452,2112,2672,3992,4032,1742,1872,3092,0141,8271,9511,8681,5951,7551,8982,219
Sweden110287258269353388368376368385260248238280290289289317252129177189163161154189
TaiwanUUU266291282265268293255265195245265300324211213139184UUUUUU
TurkeyU1325196213233208243UU297175204294447454546635622511603640577634733791
United Kingdom1,0041,7429551,2371,4671,5321,6861,6981,7481,7871,6291,4921,6281,6581,6471,5961,4421,5351,4489991,2741,3441,4641,5091,5281,588
United States5,5228,5846,2535,4406,6016,3266,0355,8785,4925,5785,4714,8084,9574,4534,1664,2664,3123,8673,7312,1962,7312,9764,1064,3694,2534,162
VenezuelaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU9510211378596158543475
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic ofc1511424021388911UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Commercial vehiclesd

 19611971198119911994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Total world3,8096,9489,72911,97413,94113,94614,17814,99314,80716,13216,79916,18117,75718,54921,13121,19320,98822,64320,79617,95725,21126,39826,39930,52232,33534,405
U.S. percent of world29.730.117.428.040.440.740.941.744.046.243.540.941.241.236.936.233.130.423.819.619.921.523.621.922.923.1
Argentina58603325705944801058010166486089137169194198133208252267284254235
Australia4977401531171929341725343748646930263935343031302515
Austria568639910121625242021212327282516192219201617
Belgium1174184708269748774121129119113433136454413263433343540
Brazil471743742553343323463883292423233162713224545195195826596088208047451,023853464
Canada632775208291,1061,0711,1181,1981,0501,4301,4111,2581,2601,2131,3761,2811,1441,2378876681,1011,1451,4231,4151,4811,395
ChinaUUU6281,1031,1141,0841,0961,1211,2351,3891,6282,1602,4252,7542,0822,4053,7004,2636,3278,7718,3668,56710,05811,22312,512
Czech Republicb172849296894742272786555613137787676
FinlandUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU040
France21731640842338342444332235135746944740940043943644646542322830536332830234745
Germany411312358358262307303345379378395390346361378408421504514245354439409437447478
India32471071762383063663361292612822771862545716437728738098611,2371,4611,6291,5261,4811,606
Italy65116176245194245227254290291316308301295308313319373365182263305275437297351
Japan7892,0934,2063,4922,7522,5852,4822,4841,9941,8051,7811,6601,6391,8081,7911,7831,7281,6521,6471,0721,3191,2401,3881,4421,4971,448
MalaysiaUUU00000751514UUUUUUUUUUUUUU
MexicoU572422692662364225035005407928568458017718389488869506189561,0241,1921,2831,4521,597
Netherlands613122623321920282552504956606572777326467066686676
Poland226060251634482739442420231476851071131427496113111113118121
PortugalUUU2687161381906556626874768384424324445048444441
RomaniaUUU10522232123191412UUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Russia406612874744206156136192U226237228239269275285331379324127195251263256194163
SlovakiaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU00000000000
South AfricaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU192253258242151177220265281289248
South KoreaUU653405065235485103294715134754964101,4161,5051,5421,5771,3911,1381,4801,7551,6901,8822,0102,181
Spain2079132139168203199220609644587639588630610578590581528337437486384409505514
Sweden22305575821029510411410936383843483539444623314338383441
TaiwanUUU11613212410111311295100779212213112392714443UUUUUU
TurkeyU122246314969102UU1339514224037642644246552635949154978492437568
United Kingdom44345623021722823323823823318618919319318920920720821620291119120112877194
United States1,1312,0881,6903,3505,6385,6695,7956,2526,5107,4477,3036,6177,3227,6347,7947,6816,9496,8854,9413,5145,0125,6796,2276,6987,4087,943
VenezuelaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU6069595753444450381314
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic ofc51827262212UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Total passenger cars(a) and commercial vehicles(d)

 19611971198119911994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Total worlde15,20033,40137,13647,26249,65850,04651,49653,47452,09354,94858,94656,32558,97360,33163,96366,08569,12472,64069,58460,25476,14878,39681,61986,95388,75290,175
U.S. percent of world43.832.021.418.624.624.023.022.723.023.721.720.320.820.018.718.116.314.812.59.510.211.012.712.713.113.4
Argentina136253172139409286313446458305340236159170260320432545597513724829764791617543
Australia231470392284354331322349384311348319344413405389328332324223239219221211175168
Austria1371520486810610810313914115515114024925327522815172105153143167151121
Belgium12962573374794684374304062911,0331,1871,056904895927918834725537555601540514516409
Brazil1455167809601,5821,6291,8052,0671,5731,3441,6711,7981,7931,8272,2102,5282,6112,9713,2203,1853,6483,1443,3713,7683,1702,454
Canada3911,3601,3231,8892,3212,4082,3972,5712,1733,0572,9622,5322,6292,5532,7122,6882,5712,5792,0821,4902,0682,1352,4632,3802,3942,283
ChinaUUU7091,3531,4351,4661,5781,6281,8052,0092,3323,2514,4445,0715,6687,5668,8859,23313,64918,26518,41919,27222,11723,72324,503
Czech Republicb761772302021802162723694113764554654474424486058559399469751,0761,2001,1791,1331,2511,304
FinlandUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU4680
France1,2053,0103,0203,6113,5583,4753,5912,5812,9543,0333,3523,6283,6933,6203,3523,5493,1743,0162,5682,0432,2192,2782,0111,7811,8512,015
Germany2,2134,1414,1165,0354,3564,6674,8435,0235,7275,6885,1985,6925,1455,5075,5705,7585,8206,2136,0465,2105,9066,3115,7975,8776,0516,186
India54891493554756367627465137807968258921,1611,5111,6421,9582,2502,3162,6433,5543,9404,1493,8963,8654,150
Italy7591,8171,4331,8781,5341,6671,5451,8171,6931,7011,7381,5801,4271,3221,1421,0381,2121,2841,0248438367906726586981,014
Japan1,0395,81111,18013,24510,55410,19610,34610,97510,0509,90510,1459,77710,25810,28610,51210,80011,48411,59611,5647,9359,6268,3999,9439,6309,7759,278
MalaysiaUUU102137164176280134205295359UUUUUUUUUUUUUU
MexicoU2115979891,1239351,2201,3581,4531,5341,9231,8571,8051,5751,5531,6842,0462,0952,1681,5612,3422,6813,0023,0513,3683,565
Netherlands1991901111151321642182712872672392312192481811591391327794110666895133
Poland361463081933653814013224996955563873103005926127168751,006907895835645588589656
PortugalUUU2612557132267271252247240251239227221227176175126159192164154162157
RomaniaUUU949093991291271077269UUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Russia5551,1302,1982,0521,0029941,0041,174U1,1721,2031,2501,2201,2801,3851,3531,5071,6721,7947221,4041,9892,2322,1761,8871,379
SlovakiaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU218295571576463563586844906902957
South AfricaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU516588534563374472533539546566592
South KoreaUU1341,4982,3122,5262,8132,8181,9542,8323,1152,9463,1483,1783,4693,6993,8404,0863,8273,5134,2724,6574,5584,5224,5254,556
Spain755329872,0822,1422,3342,4122,5622,8262,6723,0332,8502,8553,0303,0122,7532,7772,8902,5422,1642,3882,3541,9792,1632,4032,733
Sweden132317313344435490463480483494296286276323339324327361299152208232200199188230
TaiwanUUU382423406366381405350365272337387431446303283183226UUUUUU
TurkeyU2547242244282277344UU4312713475348238799881,0991,1478701,0951,1891,0731,1261,1701,359
United Kingdom1,4472,1981,1851,4541,6951,7651,9241,9361,9811,9731,8171,6851,8211,8461,8561,8031,6501,7501,6491,0901,3931,4641,5761,5971,5991,682
United States6,65310,6727,9438,79012,23911,99511,83012,13112,00313,02512,77411,42512,28012,08711,96011,94711,26010,7528,6725,7097,7438,65510,33311,06611,66112,105
VenezuelaUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU155172172135112104102104722018
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic ofc201322672399101014UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

a Does not include minivans, pickups, and sport utility vehicles.

b Formerly Czechoslovakia and Ward's does not report a number for Slovakia before 2005.

cYugoslavia no longer exists and Ward's does not report numbers for countries that were previously a part of Yugoslavia.

d Includes all trucks and buses. Light trucks, such as pickups, sport utility vehicles, and minivans are included under Commercial vehicles.

e The 2000 and 2005-2009 figures for Total passenger cars and commercial vehicles are revised by the source. However, the detailed information for each component in 2000 is not available, thus the details are not revised in this table and will not add up to the total for this year.

NOTES

Prior to 2000, the country of manufacture was recognized as the producing country. To conform with current OICA (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers) practices, starting in 2000, the country of final assembly was recognized as the producing country. This explains the sudden change in trends across some countries from 1999 to 2000.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. Also numbers may not add to totals due to the inclusion of small countries in the total.

Beginning in 1998, some smaller countries not listed in this table are included in the world totals.

SOURCE

WardsAuto.com, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures (Southfield, MI: Annual Issues), p. 14 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017