Which Country Has the Most Cars?

Number of Passenger Cars (mil), 2015
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 137 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in number of passenger cars with 136 mil followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Mauritania with 0.020 mil, Burundi with 0.020 mil and Liberia with 0.020 mil.

Total number of passenger cars reached 947 mil in 2015 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.23 % more than in the previous year and 31.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total number of passenger cars reached an all time high of 947 mil in 2015 and an all time low of 654 mil in 2005. The average annual growth amounted to 3.77 % since 1922.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 14.3 % of number of passenger cars in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 33.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.6 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Passenger Cars indicator page.

Number of Passenger Cars Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Brazil mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 24.8 26.9 28.9 31.1 33.1
Canada mil ... ... 19.9 20.3 20.6 20.7 21.3
China mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 48.5 61.6 74.9 87.4 101
France mil 31.1 31.3 31.6 31.6 31.7
Germany mil 41.7 42.3 42.9 43.4 43.9
India mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.7 13.3 15.0 16.9 18.9
Italy mil 36.4 36.8 37.1 37.1 37.0
Japan mil 58.0 58.3 58.7 59.4 60.0
Mexico mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20.5 21.2 22.4 23.6 24.8
Poland mil 16.5 17.2 17.9 18.7 19.3
Russia mil ... ... ... ... ... 33.1 34.4 36.4 38.5 41.2
South Korea mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 13.0 13.6 14.1 14.6 15.1
Spain mil 22.0 22.1 22.3 22.2 22.0
USA mil 133 129 128 121 120
United Kingdom mil 31.0 31.3 31.4 31.5 32.1