What Nation Produces the Most Cars per Capita?

Production of Cars Per 1,000 People (vehicles), 2017 or latest
Automotive | October 13, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 49 countries in 2017, Slovakia ranked the highest in production of cars per 1,000 people with 186 vehicles followed by Czech Republic and Slovenia. On the other end of the scale was Bangladesh with 0.004 vehicles, Venezuela with 0.027 vehicles and Egypt with 0.116 vehicles.

Average production of cars per 1,000 people reached 9.96 vehicles in 2017 in the World according to ACEA. This is 0.663 % more than in the previous year and 19.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average production of cars per 1,000 people reached an all time high of 9.96 vehicles in 2017 and an all time low of 6.35 vehicles in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 2.14 % since 1957.

Data for more countries are available at Production of Cars Per 1,000 People indicator page.

Production of Cars Per 1,000 People Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belgium vehicles 51.0 46.0 42.1 43.5 33.3
Canada vehicles 28.7 29.9 27.5 25.9 25.0
China vehicles 10.6 11.3 13.1 14.4 15.2
Czech Republic vehicles 113 110 106 117 116
France vehicles 30.4 26.4 22.8 23.3 24.1
Germany vehicles 70.9 65.2 66.0 68.2 69.7
Hungary vehicles 21.2 21.7 22.2 22.8 50.1
Iran vehicles 18.8 11.1 8.19 11.9 11.3
Japan vehicles 56.3 67.4 64.7 65.5 62.2
Slovakia vehicles 118 166 180 183 192
Slovenia vehicles 82.0 61.5 43.3 57.5 64.5
South Korea vehicles 86.7 85.3 84.1 83.9 83.9
Spain vehicles 39.6 33.0 37.6 40.6 47.4
Sweden vehicles 20.0 17.2 16.9 16.1 19.6
United Kingdom vehicles 21.5 23.4 24.0 24.2 25.1