General Motors' vehicle sales market share in the U.S. 2000-2019

At about 16.9 percent, General Motors (GM) held a significant portion of the U.S. market in 2019. However, over the course of the last two decades, GM has lost a considerable amount of market share, which stood at about 28 percent some 19 years ago.

The company

  General Motors is a multinational company headquartered in Detroit, and is ranked among the leading automobile manufacturers worldwide. GM has had some variability in the number of cars sold worldwide with a decline in recent years, especially after selling the Opel and Vauxhall brands to PSA. However, GM's financial statements indicate that there has been a recent increase in income globally, with 2016 having the highest sales revenue. GM includes many brands such as Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, and several other companies.

The global automotive industry

  The global automotive industry is facing new challenges with the advent of smart technology. Recent years have seen the greatest production volume of cars and commercial vehicles around the world. In 2018 the brands with the highest value globally were Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Despite the pressure from other industries, the North American light vehicle production is expected to remain stable.

General Motors' U.S. market share from 2000 to 2019, based on vehicle sales

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United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The 2017 figure was taken from a previous edition.

The 2016 figure was taken from ; released by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in 2017.

The figure for 2015 was taken from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Car Wars report (page 3).

The figures for 2000 through 2010 are taken from; they were released by Ward's in 2013.

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