Passenger cars - major producing countries 2018

Estimated passenger car production in selected countries in 2018, by country (in million units)

Passenger cars - major producing countries 2018 This statistic represents the leading countries for the production of passenger cars in 2018. In that year, the United Kingdom produced around 1.7 million such vehicles. According to the source, 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 vehicle production by country

Globally, 2018 saw a decline in passenger car production of three percent. India is on the verge of becoming a major producer of passenger vehicles: The quantity of vehicles produced in India increased from around 3.96 million units in 2017 to about four million units in 2018.

China remained the top light vehicle producing country in 2018. Domestic manufacturers such as SAIC, Changan, Dongfeng, Geely, and BAIC - which is in a joint-venture with Daimler - are gaining market share; joint ventures with foreign partners were the key to China’s success as a motor vehicle producer, both in the passenger car and the truck segment. Japan, Germany, India, and South Korea completed the list of the world’s largest five car producers. Most of these countries are home to the major manufacturers of passenger vehicles. The leading car manufacturers worldwide include Germany’s Volkswagen Group, as well as the Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation.
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Estimated passenger car production in selected countries in 2018, by country (in million units)

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Production in million units
China23.71
Japan8.36
Germany5.12
India*4.06
South Korea3.66
U.S.2.8
Brazil2.39
Spain2.27
France*1.76
Mexico1.58
Russia1.56
UK1.52
Czechia*1.35
Slovakia1.09
Indonesia1.06
Production in million units
China23.71
Japan8.36
Germany5.12
India*4.06
South Korea3.66
U.S.2.8
Brazil2.39
Spain2.27
France*1.76
Mexico1.58
Russia1.56
UK1.52
Czechia*1.35
Slovakia1.09
Indonesia1.06
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This statistic represents the leading countries for the production of passenger cars in 2018. In that year, the United Kingdom produced around 1.7 million such vehicles. According to the source, 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 vehicle production by country

Globally, 2018 saw a decline in passenger car production of three percent. India is on the verge of becoming a major producer of passenger vehicles: The quantity of vehicles produced in India increased from around 3.96 million units in 2017 to about four million units in 2018.

China remained the top light vehicle producing country in 2018. Domestic manufacturers such as SAIC, Changan, Dongfeng, Geely, and BAIC - which is in a joint-venture with Daimler - are gaining market share; joint ventures with foreign partners were the key to China’s success as a motor vehicle producer, both in the passenger car and the truck segment. Japan, Germany, India, and South Korea completed the list of the world’s largest five car producers. Most of these countries are home to the major manufacturers of passenger vehicles. The leading car manufacturers worldwide include Germany’s Volkswagen Group, as well as the Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation.
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Release date
2019
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2018
Supplementary notes
* India: Excludes figures for BMW, Mercedes, Audi and JLR, according to the source.
France, Czechia: The figures are estimates

The source does not provide accurate information about the date of publication.
The values have been rounded.
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