Who Produces the Most Cars?

Production of Passenger Cars ('000), 2017 or latest
Automotive | October 3, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 49 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in production of passenger cars with 24,807 '000 followed by Japan and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Bangladesh with 0.580 '000, Venezuela with 0.852 '000 and Belarus with 3.58 '000.

Total production of passenger cars reached 73,457 '000 in 2017 in the World according to ACEA. This is 1.45 % more than in the previous year and 27.6 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of passenger cars reached an all time high of 73,457 '000 in 2017 and an all time low of 37,925 '000 in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 3.29 % since 1957.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 33.8 % of production of passenger cars in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 52.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 78.6 % in 2017.

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

Production of Passenger Cars Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Brazil thousand 2,723 2,315 2,018 1,778 2,269
China thousand 18,084 19,920 21,143 24,421 24,807
Czech Republic thousand 1,128 1,247 1,241 1,344 1,414
France thousand 1,458 1,495 1,555 1,636 1,748
Germany thousand 5,440 5,604 5,708 5,747 5,646
India thousand 3,156 3,158 3,409 3,707 3,953
Iran thousand 631 926 885 1,188 1,419
Japan thousand 8,189 8,277 7,831 7,874 8,348
Mexico thousand 1,772 1,916 1,968 1,993 1,900
Russia thousand 1,920 1,684 1,216 1,124 1,348
South Korea thousand 4,123 4,124 4,135 3,860 3,735
Spain thousand 1,755 1,898 2,219 2,354 2,291
Turkey thousand 634 733 791 951 1,143
USA thousand 4,369 4,253 4,163 3,917 3,033
United Kingdom thousand 1,510 1,528 1,588 1,723 1,671