Passenger car production in selected countries in 2017, by country (in million units)

Passenger cars - major producing countries 2017 This statistic represents the leading countries for the production of passenger cars in 2017. 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, 2017 saw an increase in passenger car production of 1.5 percent. India is on the verge of becoming a major producer of passenger vehicles: The quantity of vehicles produced in India increased from 3,707,348 units in 2016 to about 3,952,550 million units in 2017.

Despite not having a strong automobile sector of its own, China remained the top light vehicle producing country in 2017. Domestic manufacturers such as Dongfeng, SAIC, FAW (First Automotive Works) and BAIC - which is now in a joint-venture with Daimler - are gaining market share, but joint ventures with foreign partners are still 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 US-based General Motors and Ford, Germany’s Volkswagen Group, as well as the Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corporation and Nissan.
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Production in million units
China24.81
Japan8.35
Germany5.65
India*3.95
South Korea3.74
U.S.3.03
Spain2.29
Brazil2.27
Mexico1.9
France*1.75
UK1.67
Iran*1.42
Czech Republic1.41
Russia1.35
Slovakia1
Indonesia*0.98
Thailand0.82
Canada0.75
Malaysia*0.42
Production in million units
China24.81
Japan8.35
Germany5.65
India*3.95
South Korea3.74
U.S.3.03
Spain2.29
Brazil2.27
Mexico1.9
France*1.75
UK1.67
Iran*1.42
Czech Republic1.41
Russia1.35
Slovakia1
Indonesia*0.98
Thailand0.82
Canada0.75
Malaysia*0.42
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This statistic represents the leading countries for the production of passenger cars in 2017. 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, 2017 saw an increase in passenger car production of 1.5 percent. India is on the verge of becoming a major producer of passenger vehicles: The quantity of vehicles produced in India increased from 3,707,348 units in 2016 to about 3,952,550 million units in 2017.

Despite not having a strong automobile sector of its own, China remained the top light vehicle producing country in 2017. Domestic manufacturers such as Dongfeng, SAIC, FAW (First Automotive Works) and BAIC - which is now in a joint-venture with Daimler - are gaining market share, but joint ventures with foreign partners are still 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 US-based General Motors and Ford, Germany’s Volkswagen Group, as well as the Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corporation and Nissan.
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Release date
2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
* India: Excludes figures for BMW, Mercedes, Audi and JLR
France, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia: 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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