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Motor vehicle production of the United States and worldwide 1999-2020

In 2020, some 8.8 million motor vehicles were produced in the United States. Globally, there were around 77.6 million motor vehicles produced in the same year. Compared with the previous year, global motor vehicle production fell by more than 15 percent in 2020.

Motor vehicle production of the United States and worldwide from 1999 to 2020

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Source

Release date

2021

Region

United States

Survey time period

1999 to 2020

Supplementary notes

The figures for 1999 through 2018 are taken from previous editions of the publication.
The figures include passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy trucks, and buses and coaches.
Passenger cars are motor vehicles with at least four wheels, used for the transport of passengers, and comprising no more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat.
Light commercial vehicles are motor vehicles with at least four wheels, used for the carriage of goods. Mass given in tons (metric tons) is used as a limit between light commercial vehicles and heavy trucks. This limit depends on national and professional definitions and varies between 3.5 and 7 tons. Minibuses, derived from light commercial vehicles, are used for the transport of passengers, comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat and having a maximum mass between 3.5 and 7 tons.
Heavy trucks are vehicles intended for the carriage of goods. Maximum authorized mass is over the limit (ranging from 3.5 to 7 tons) of light commercial vehicles. They include tractor vehicles designed for towing semi-trailers.
Buses and coaches are used for the transport of passengers, comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat, and having a maximum mass over the limit (ranging from 3.5 to 7 tons) of light commercial vehicles.

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