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World Motor Vehicle Production, Selected Countries


Prior to 2000, the country of manufacture was recognized as the producing country. To conform with current OICA (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers) practices, starting in 2000, the country of final assembly was recognized as the producing country. This explains the sudden change in trends across some countries from 1999 to 2000.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. Also numbers may not add to totals due to the inclusion of small countries in the total.

Beginning in 1998, some smaller countries not listed in this table are included in the world totals.


KEY: U = data are unavailable.

a Does not include minivans, pickups, and sport utility vehicles.

b Formerly Czechoslovakia and Ward's does not report a number for Slovakia before 2005.

c Yugoslavia no longer exists and Ward's does not report numbers for countries that were previously a part of Yugoslavia.

d Includes all trucks and buses. Light trucks, such as pickups, sport utility vehicles, and minivans are included under Commercial vehicles. 

e The 2000 and 2005-2009 figures for Total passenger cars and commercial vehicles are revised by the source. However, the detailed information for each component in 2000 is not available, thus the details are not revised in this table and will not add up to the total for this year.

Source:, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures (Southfield, MI: Annual Issues), p. 14 and similar pages in earlier editions.