Which Country Has the Most Motor Vehicles?

Number of Motor Vehicles (mil), 2015
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 137 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in number of motor vehicles with 264 mil followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Mauritania with 0.041 mil, Belize with 0.050 mil and Burundi with 0.063 mil.

Total number of motor vehicles reached 1,282 mil in 2015 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.7 % more than in the previous year and 30.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total number of motor vehicles reached an all time high of 1,282 mil in 2015 and an all time low of 892 mil in 2005. The average annual growth amounted to 3.70 % since 1922.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 20.6 % of number of motor vehicles in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 39.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 62.7 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Motor Vehicles indicator page.

Number of Motor Vehicles Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Brazil mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29.7 32.1 34.7 37.3 39.8
Canada mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20.8 21.2 21.6 21.7 22.3
China mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 62.8 78.0 93.6 109 127
France mil ... ... ... 37.4 37.7 38.1 38.1 38.2
Germany mil 44.6 45.3 46.0 46.5 47.0
India mil 16.2 18.0 20.1 22.6 24.8
Indonesia mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14.6 15.8 16.8 18.0 19.4
Italy mil 41.2 41.7 42.1 42.0 41.8
Japan mil 75.3 75.4 75.5 76.1 76.6
Mexico mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29.7 30.5 32.0 33.3 34.9
Poland mil 19.5 20.5 21.3 22.2 22.9
Russia mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39.3 40.7 42.9 45.4 48.1
Spain mil 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.5 27.2
USA mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 249 248 249 251 253
United Kingdom mil ... ... 35.2 35.5 35.6 35.8 36.5