Percentage of U.S. motor vehicle production by type 1960-2018

U.S. commercial vehicle production jumped to 75 percent in 2018. In this graph, the commercial vehicle segment includes figures for trucks and buses, as well as pickups, sport utility vehicles, and minivans. Light trucks accounted for about 50 percent of the market in 2018. That year, about 8.5 million commercial vehicles and 2.8 million passenger cars were produced in the United States.

Breakdown of mtor vehicle production in the United States from 1960 to 2018, by type

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United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Includes trucks under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), such as compact and conventional pickups, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and vans, and trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds GVWR.

Percentage values are Statista calculations based on absolute figures as provided by the source.

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