Motor vehicle production of the United States and worldwide 1999-2018

The timeline shows the motor vehicle production in the U.S. and worldwide from 1999 to 2018. In 2018, some 11.3 million motor vehicles were produced in the United States, and 95.7 million motor vehicles were produced worldwide.

Motor vehicle production of the United States and worldwide from 1999 to 2018

YearUnited StatesWorldwide
201811,314,70595,706,293
201711,189,98596,746,802
201612,180,30195,057,929
201512,105,98890,843,939
201411,660,69989,747,430
201311,066,43287,507,027
201210,332,62684,208,200
20118,661,53579,880,028
20107,762,54477,629,127
20095,731,39761,791,868
20088,693,54170,520,493
200710,780,72973,266,061
200611,263,98669,222,975
200511,946,65366,482,439
200411,989,38764,496,220
200312,114,97160,663,225
200212,279,58258,994,318
200111,424,68956,304,925
200012,799,85758,374,162
199913,024,97856,258,892
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1999 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures for 1999 through 2016 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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