Passenger car production APAC 2019 by country

Although Japan produced an impressive 8.33 million passenger cars in 2019, China swarmed the passenger car production sector across the Asia Pacific region, producing a staggering 21.36 million passenger cars. All other Asia Pacific countries seemed to pale in comparison.

Why Asia Pacific?

Interestingly, China did not only produce the most passenger cars in the Asia Pacific region in 2018, but it was estimated to produce the most passenger cars throughout the entire world in 2018. It is also anticipated that Chinese manufacturing companies such as BYD Auto co. Ltd will overtake the likes of America-based manufacturer Tesla in the electric car segment.

Manufacturer collaborations

China has implemented a strong culture for joint ventures in the automotive industry. The leading car manufacturers worldwide, including General Motors, Nissan, Peugeot, and Volkswagen all have joint ventures with Chinese carmakers, including the Big Four Chinese auto manufacturers. SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (informally SAIC, formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation), Chang'an Automobile, FAW Group Corporation, and Dongfeng Motor Corporation are counted among China’s leading motor vehicle manufacturers. Its joint venture policy has helped China become Asia’s main producer of automobiles, ahead of Japan and South Korea. Unlike China, these two countries have had strong domestic automotive sectors of their own for many decades and are home to some of the most valuable automobile manufacturers worldwide, such as Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai.

Number of passenger cars produced in the Asia Pacific region in 2019, by country

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

2020

Region

Asia

Survey time period

2019

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Automotive industry in Japan"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.