General Motors - vehicle sales by country 2019

China was the largest single target market for General Motors in 2019. During the 2019 fiscal year, the Detroit company and its associations sold more than three million motor vehicles to customers in China, the world’s largest automobile market. Overall, GM’s dealers, distributors, and joint ventures reported vehicle sales of some 7.7 million units, almost six million of which occurred in China and the United States.  

 Ownership cap

  China began to deregulate its automotive sector in the mid-1990s but prohibited foreign firms from owning more than 50 percent of stakes in joint ventures. General Motors joined forces with Shanghai-based SAIC on June 12, 1997. The SAIC Motor Corporation, which is also involved in a partnership with Volkswagen, was the leading automobile manufacturer in China in 2018 with car sales of just under three million units. Currently, the SAIC-GM joint venture sells vehicles under the Buick, Chevrolet, and Cadillac brands. General Motors also sells commercial vehicles in collaboration with the Changchun-headquartered automotive manufacturing company FAW Group Corporation.

General Motors Company's vehicle sales by key country in FY 2019

Vehicle sales in thousand units
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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

FY 2019

Supplementary notes

The figure for China includes joint venture vehicle sales.
The value for Canada was taken from a press release published by GM in January 2019.
The figure for Mexico was taken from an online report published by marklines.com in January 2020; here, INEGI was named as the source.

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