Leading car manufacturing countries worldwide 2018

China was the leading market for motor vehicle production with about 27.8 million cars and commercial vehicles produced. The source defines commercial vehicles as motor vehicles with at least four wheels that are used to transport goods or passengers and weigh more than 3.5 metric tons. The second-ranked United States produced more commercial vehicles than passenger vehicles, according to this definition.

Motor vehicle production volume worldwide in 2018, by country

Cars Commercial vehicles
China23,529.424,279.77
United States2,795.978,518.73
Japan8,358.221,370.31
India4,064.771,109.87
Germany*5,120.410
Mexico1,575.812,524.72
South Korea3,661.73367.1
Brazil2,386.76493.05
Spain2,267.4552.17
France1,763507
Thailand877.021,290.68
Canada655.91,364.94
Russia1,563.57204.1
UK1,519.4484.89
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Cars only

Cars are defined as motor vehicles with at least four wheels and no more than nine seats (including the driver's seat) that are used to transport passengers.
Commercial vehicles include motor vehicles with at least four wheels that are used to transport goods or passengers and weigh more than 3.5 metric tons.

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