Car Production by Country 2021

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Automobiles are a common and necessary good used by millions of people every day. Automobiles are the most efficient way for people to get from point A to point B for their everyday travels, such as running errands, commuting to and from work, and going to see friends.

Some countries are known for engineering and manufacturing automobiles. Not all countries have the infrastructure to meet the demand for automobiles, so many countries often import automobiles.

International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers

The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (Organisation Internationale des Contructeurs d’Automobiles - OICA) was founded in Paris, France, in 1919. The organization’s purpose is to defend the interests of vehicle manufacturers, assemblers, and importers. It does this by Linking the national automobile associations of member nations Studying issues of mutual interest related to the development and future of automobile manufacturing Collecting and circulating useful information between members Establishing policies of mutual interest for members Representing the auto industry at the international level, in particular with intergovernmental and international bodies Disseminate and promote industry policies and positions

The OICA consists of 37 members and four committees - exhibitions, technical, statistics, and communications.

The 37 OICA members are:

  • Argentina (ADEFA)
  • Australia (FCAI and TIC)
  • Austria (FFO)
  • Belgium (FEBIAC)
  • Brazil (ANFAVEA)
  • Bulgaria (ACM)
  • China (CAAM)
  • Croatia (CACID)
  • European Union (ACEA)
  • Finland (Aututuojat)
  • France (CCFA and FFC-C)
  • Germany (VDA)
  • India (SIAM)
  • Indonesia (GAIKINDO)
  • Italy (ANFIA)
  • Japan (JAMA)
  • Kazahkstan (KazAutoProm)
  • Korea (KAMA)
  • Netherlands (RAI)
  • Norway (BIL)
  • Portugal (ACAP)
  • Romania (APIA)
  • Russia (OAR)
  • Serbia (UPDVS)
  • South Africa (NAAMSA)
  • Spain (ANFAC)
  • Sweden (BIL Sweden)
  • Switzerland (Auto-Suisse)
  • Thailand (TAIA)
  • Turkey (OSD)
  • Ukraine (Ukrautoprom)
  • United Kingdom (SMMT)
  • United States (Alliance for Automotive Innovation and EMA)

Top Car Producers in the World

According to the OICA, the following countries are the top automobile producers in the world based on 2019 statistics. Numbers include total vehicles produced, both cars and commercial vehicles.

  1. China (25.72 million)
  2. United States (10.88 million)
  3. Japan (9.68 million)
  4. Germany (4.66 million)
  5. India (4.51 million)
  6. Mexico (3.99 million)
  7. South Korea (3.95 million)
  8. Brazil (2.94 million)
  9. Spain (2.82 million)
  10. France (2.20 million)

China is the world’s largest producer of vehicles, manufacturing over 21 million cars and 4.36 million commercial vehicles in 2019. The largest domestic car manufacturers in China, known as the traditional “Big Four,” are SAIC Motor, Dongfeng, FAW, and Chang’an.

The United States is the second-largest car producer in the world, although it produces less than half of what China does, manufacturing over 2.5 million cars and 8.37 million commercial vehicles. The United States’ largest car manufacturers, referred to as the “Big Three,” are General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler.

Car Production by Country 2021

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Car Production by Country 2021

Note: Data is for 2019 production statistics.
Country Tot. Vehicles Cars Commercial Percent Change
China25,720,66521,360,1934,360,472-7.50%
United States10,880,0192,512,7808,367,239-3.70%
Japan9,684,2988,328,7561,355,542-0.50%
Germany4,661,3284,661,328-9.00%
India4,516,0173,623,335892,682-12.20%
Mexico3,986,7941,382,7142,604,080-2.80%
South Korea3,950,6173,612,587338,030-1.90%
Brazil2,944,9882,448,490496,4982.20%
Spain2,822,3552,248,019574,3360.10%
France2,202,4601,675,198527,262-2.90%
Thailand2,013,710795,2541,218,456-7.10%
Canada1,916,585461,3701,455,215-5.40%
Russia1,719,7841,523,594196,190-2.80%
Turkey1,461,244982,642478,602-5.70%
Czech Republic1,433,9631,427,5636,400-0.60%
United Kingdom1,381,4051,303,13578,270-13.90%
Indonesia1,286,8481,045,666241,182-4.20%
Slovakia1,100,0001,100,0000.60%
Italy915,305542,007373,298-13.80%
Iran821,060770,00051,060-25.00%
Poland649,864434,700215,164-1.50%
South Africa631,983348,665283,3183.50%
Malaysia571,632534,11537,5171.20%
Hungary498,158498,1587.60%
Romania490,412490,4122.90%
Morocco394,652360,11034,542-1.80%
Portugal345,704282,14263,56217.40%
Argentina314,787108,364206,423-32.50%
Belgium285,797247,02038,777-7.40%
Uzbekistan271,113271,11322.90%
Taiwan251,304189,54961,755-0.80%
Slovenia199,102199,102-4.90%
Austria179,400158,40021,0008.80%
Finland114,785114,7852.50%
Serbia35,11534,985130-37.80%
Egypt18,50018,5000.00%
Ukraine7,2656,2541,0119.70%

Car Production by Country 2021