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

Sales of Cars as % of Worldwide Sales (%), 2019 or latest
Automotive | May 21, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 139 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in sales of cars as a share of worldwide production with 33.3% followed by USA and Japan. 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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Australia % 1.42% 1.35% 1.39% 1.33% 1.30%
Brazil % 4.79% 4.25% 3.20% 2.41% 2.63%
China % ... ... ... ... ... ... 28.3% 30.0% 32.0% 35.1% 35.0%
France % 2.82% 2.73% 2.89% 2.90% 2.99%
Germany % 4.65% 4.62% 4.83% 4.82% 4.87%
India % ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.03% 3.91% 4.18% 4.27% 4.57%
Indonesia % 1.39% 1.31% 1.14% 1.20% 1.18%
Italy % 2.06% 2.07% 2.38% 2.63% 2.79%
Japan % 7.19% 7.15% 6.36% 5.97% 6.20%
Mexico % 1.10% 1.13% 1.35% 1.53% 1.39%
Russia % ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.18% 3.55% 1.93% 1.78% 2.05%
South Korea % 1.96% 2.07% 2.31% 2.21% 2.16%
Spain % 1.14% 1.35% 1.65% 1.65% 1.75%
USA % 12.0% 11.7% 11.3% 9.89% 8.60%
United Kingdom % 3.57% 3.77% 3.97% 3.88% 3.59%