Which Country Sells the Most Passenger Cars?

Sales of Passenger Cars ('000), 2016
Automotive | February 09, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 138 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in sales of passenger cars with 24,377 '000 followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Liberia with 0.300 '000, Belize with 0.400 '000 and Burundi with 0.500 '000.

Total sales of passenger cars reached 69,464 '000 in 2016 in the World according to ACEA. This is 4.54 % more than in the previous year and 31.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sales of passenger cars reached an all time high of 69,464 '000 in 2016 and an all time low of 11,000 '000 in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.04 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 35.1 % of sales of passenger cars in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 51.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 74.1 % in 2016.

Data for more countries are available at Sales Of New Passenger Cars indicator page.