German car registration number South Korea 1987-2019

Almost 147 thousand cars from German brands were registered in South Korea in 2019, accounting for around 60 percent of the total number of imported cars. The German Mercedes-Benz was the first foreign automobile brand to be officially imported and sold in Korea in 1987, when the Korean government opened up the market to foreign cars. Unfortunately, like other imported brands, sales of German cars dropped in the aftermath of the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
2015 was the best year for German automakers so far, with more than 167 thousand cars sold over the year. Sales dropped, however, in 2016 and 2017 in the aftermath of the Volkswagen emissions falsification scandal, when Volkswagen knowingly falsified the emissions from their diesel engines. The Korean government canceled the import certifications of 32 Volkswagen and Audi models. Audi is a member of the Volkswagen Group, which is also the parent group of Volkswagen. Sales of Audis dropped to less than a thousand in 2017, while Volkswagen sold no cars at all.

Number of German cars registered in South Korea from 1987 to 2019

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

only $59 / month *
in the first 12 months
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

South Korea

Survey time period

1987 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Released date is the date of access.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Automotive industry in South Korea"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.