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Which Country Sells the Most Passenger Cars?

Sales of Passenger Cars (thousand), 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 passenger cars with 20,178 thousand followed by Japan and USA. On the other end of the scale was Burundi with 0.010 thousand, Liberia with 0.068 thousand and Palestine with 0.109 thousand.

Total sales of passenger cars reached 53,599 thousand in 2020 in the World according to ACEA. This is 18.9 % less than in the previous year and -4.14 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sales of passenger cars reached an all time high of 70,695 thousand in 2017 and an all time low of 11,000 thousand in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.39 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 37.6 % of sales of passenger cars in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 51.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 75.9 % in 2020.

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

Sales Of New Passenger Cars Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Australia thousand 884 924 927 916 874
Brazil thousand 2,795 2,123 1,677 1,856 2,102
China thousand ... ... ... ... ... 19,708 21,210 24,377 24,718 23,710
France thousand 1,796 1,917 2,015 2,111 2,173
Germany thousand 3,037 3,206 3,352 3,441 3,436
India thousand ... ... ... ... ... 2,571 2,772 2,967 3,229 3,395
Iran thousand ... ... ... ... ... 1,107 1,055 1,320 1,361 913 ...
Italy thousand 1,361 1,569 1,826 1,971 1,910
Japan thousand 4,700 4,216 4,146 4,386 4,391
Russia thousand ... ... ... ... ... 2,333 1,283 1,240 1,449 1,607
South Korea thousand 1,360 1,534 1,534 1,527 1,525
Spain thousand 855 1,034 1,147 1,235 1,321
Turkey thousand 587 726 757 723 486
USA thousand 7,689 7,517 6,873 6,080 5,304
United Kingdom thousand 2,476 2,634 2,693 2,541 2,367