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Who Produces the Most Cars?

Production of Passenger Cars (thousand), 2020
Automotive | April 3, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 50 countries in 2020, China ranked the highest in production of passenger cars with 19,994 thousand followed by Japan and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Australia with 0 thousand, Bangladesh with 0 thousand and Algeria with 0.754 thousand.

Total production of passenger cars reached 55,834 thousand in 2020 in the World according to ACEA. This is 20.3 % less than in the previous year and -4.35 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of passenger cars reached an all time high of 73,457 thousand in 2017 and an all time low of 37,925 thousand in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 1.63 % since 1957.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 35.8 % of production of passenger cars in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 54.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 79.3 % in 2020.

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

Production of Passenger Cars Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Brazil thousand 2,315 2,018 1,778 2,269 2,388
China thousand 19,920 21,143 24,421 24,807 23,529
Czech Republic thousand 1,247 1,241 1,344 1,414 1,437
France thousand 1,495 1,555 1,636 1,748 1,773
Germany thousand 5,604 5,708 5,747 5,646 5,120
India thousand 3,158 3,409 3,707 3,953 4,032
Japan thousand 8,277 7,831 7,874 8,348 8,359
Mexico thousand 1,916 1,968 1,993 1,900 1,581
Russia thousand 1,684 1,216 1,124 1,348 1,564
Slovakia thousand 993 1,039 1,040 1,002 1,093
South Korea thousand 4,124 4,135 3,860 3,735 3,662
Spain thousand 1,898 2,219 2,354 2,291 2,267
Turkey thousand 733 791 951 1,143 1,027
USA thousand 4,253 4,163 3,917 3,033 2,785
United Kingdom thousand 1,528 1,588 1,723 1,671 1,519