Who Produces the Most Motor Vehicles?

Production of Motor Vehicles (Thousand), 2017 or latest
Automotive | October 13, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 38 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in production of motor vehicles with 29,015 Thousand followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Ukraine with 9.54 Thousand, Egypt with 36.6 Thousand and Serbia with 79.9 Thousand.

Total production of motor vehicles reached 97,303 Thousand in 2017 in the World according to ACEA. This is 2.1 % more than in the previous year and 24.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of motor vehicles reached an all time high of 97,303 Thousand in 2017 and an all time low of 52,986 Thousand in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 2.95 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 29.8 % of production of motor vehicles in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 51.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 78.7 % in 2017.

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

Production of Motor Vehicles Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Brazil thousand 3,416 3,403 3,712 2,959 2,428
Canada thousand ... ... 2,135 2,463 2,380 2,394 2,283
China thousand ... ... 18,419 19,272 22,117 23,723 24,567
France thousand ... ... 2,243 1,968 1,740 1,817 1,971
Germany thousand ... ... 6,311 5,649 5,718 5,908 6,033
India thousand ... ... 3,928 4,164 3,898 3,841 4,157
Japan thousand 8,399 9,943 9,630 9,775 9,278
Mexico thousand ... ... 2,680 3,002 3,055 3,368 3,565
Russia thousand ... ... 1,994 2,232 2,184 1,888 1,386
South Korea thousand ... ... 4,657 4,562 4,521 4,525 4,556
Spain thousand ... ... 2,373 1,979 2,163 2,403 2,733
Thailand thousand ... ... 1,458 2,442 2,457 1,880 1,906
Turkey thousand 1,189 1,072 1,126 1,170 1,359
USA thousand ... ... 8,664 10,333 11,066 11,661 12,099
United Kingdom thousand ... ... 1,464 1,577 1,598 1,599 1,682