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Where are Most of the World's Passenger Cars Sold?

Sales of Cars as % of Worldwide Sales (%), 2020 or latest
Automotive | April 3, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 139 countries in 2020, China ranked the highest in sales of cars as a share of worldwide production with 37.6% followed by Japan and USA. On the other end of the scale was Burundi with < 0.001%, Liberia with < 0.001% and Palestine with < 0.001%.

Data for more countries are available at Sales Of New Cars (As % Of Total Worldwide Sales) indicator page.

Sales Of New Cars (As % Of Total Worldwide Sales) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Australia % 1.35% 1.39% 1.33% 1.30% 1.27%
Brazil % 4.25% 3.20% 2.41% 2.63% 3.06%
China % ... ... ... ... ... 30.0% 32.0% 35.1% 35.0% 34.5%
France % 2.73% 2.89% 2.90% 2.99% 3.16%
Germany % 4.62% 4.83% 4.82% 4.87% 5.00%
India % ... ... ... ... ... 3.91% 4.18% 4.27% 4.57% 4.94%
Italy % 2.07% 2.38% 2.63% 2.79% 2.78%
Japan % 7.15% 6.36% 5.97% 6.20% 6.39%
Mexico % 1.13% 1.35% 1.53% 1.39% 1.29%
Russia % ... ... ... ... ... 3.55% 1.93% 1.78% 2.05% 2.34%
South Korea % 2.07% 2.31% 2.21% 2.16% 2.22%
Spain % 1.35% 1.65% 1.65% 1.75% 1.92%
Turkey % 0.894% 1.09% 1.09% 1.02% 0.708%
USA % 11.7% 11.3% 9.89% 8.60% 7.72%
United Kingdom % 3.77% 3.97% 3.88% 3.59% 3.45%