Revenue of the leading car manufacturers worldwide 2018

In terms of revenue, Volkswagen was the leading automaker worldwide in 2018. The motor vehicle manufacturer generated almost 280 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2018.

Vehicle manufacturers based on revenue

In terms of vehicle sales and revenue, Toyota and Volkswagen are counted among the most successful automakers worldwide. Volkswagen was able to increase its FY 2018 revenue to around 235.85 euros, up from just under 230 billion euros in the 2017 fiscal year. Prior to Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, the global automotive industry was hit hard by the financial crisis of 2008-2009, and General Motors declared its roughly 91 billion U.S. dollar bankruptcy in the wake of the crisis. In 2009, passenger car sales slumped in most markets, with the exception of China, which emerged as the key sales market for passenger cars. Chinese manufacturers - such as SAIC, Dongfeng or Geely - have already cut the cord from their joint venture partners from other parts of Asia and the Western world, and carmakers from China are already making an impact in the global automotive market similar to Chinese manufacturers of trucks or heavy equipment.

Revenue of the leading automotive manufacturers worldwide in 2018

Revenue in billion U.S. dollars
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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the figures include consolidated subsidiaries and reported revenues from discontinued operations, but exclude excise taxes.
The information is for fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2019.

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