International auto sales by market - growth forecast 2020

Light vehicle sales in mainland China are anticipated to decrease by 10 percent between 2019 and 2020, sliding to 22.4 million units by the end of 2020. Year-on-year, it is expected that the auto industry in Central and Western Europe will sell 1.9 million fewer units, while U.S. auto sales are projected to fall to 14.4 million units in 2020, about 2.3 million units below the tally in 2019.

Projected auto sales growth worldwide in 2020, by major market

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

as of March 25, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Mainland China;
** Western and Central Europe;
The figures are projections referring to new vehicle sales.

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