Production shares of the automobile manufacturers 2000 - 2014
Automakers' new tendencies internationalizing their production
October 19th, 2015 - How the worldwide ten largest automakers have been internationalizing their production, shows distinctively up in the comparison of the last fourteen years 2000 and 2014.1
Internationalization has reached a level that the half of the ten largest automakers are more producing in a country different from their homeland.
- VOLKSWAGEN, on rank 2, produces more cars in China (36%) than in Germany (26%)
- GM, rank 3, clearly manufactures more cars in China (37%) than in the US (22%)
- Nissan, number 6, produces more cars in China than in its homeland Japan
- Honda, on rank 6, lets more cars in the USA manufacture than in Japan
- Suzuki, on place 9, makes more cars in India (42%) than in Japan (35%).
The mutual penetration of the markets is a further tendency showing up in the internationalization of automobile production. While GM produces more cars in China than in the US itselves, the US have become the most important production location for Honda even ahead of Japan.
Toyota - strong in countries outside the ten largest ones, in China muted
In its homeland Japan production shares of Toyota dropped from 70% to 40%. Toyota's internationalization particularly shows up in production shares related to other countries, which more than doubled from 14% to 29%.
Among these countries, not belonging to the ten largest ones, largest shares have Indonesia (7%), Thailand (7%) and France (2%).
The production share in China remains with 9% relatively low due to political tensions between both countries.
VOLKSWAGEN producing more cars in China than in Germany
VOLKSWAGEN started very early in China with a production share of 6.2% in 2000, a value no competitor could meet that time. Fourteen years later this production shares was sextupled to 36% laying now over that of Germany.
China has become for VOLKSWAGEN the most important market also in regard to sinking production portions in Brazil, Mexico and Spain.
GM - only one fifth of the cars coming from the US
Hyundai - internationalization in 2000 still at zero
Ford – comprehensive internationalization
Also Ford advanced the internationalization of its production. Production shares could be increased In the ten largest automobile countries, exceptions form only Spain and of course the USA, whose share dropped from 52% to 39%. China has become the most important international market also for Ford.
Among „Others“ the largest production portions hold Turkey (4%), Thailand (3%) and Argentina (2%).
Nissan - intensified internationalization, now more cars in China than in Japan
Fiat Chrysler - focused internationalization
Before its association with Chrysler, Fiat produced at 78% in „other countries“. That concerned above all Italy (60%), Poland (11%) and Turkey (4%). The production share of Italy fell on 12% by 2014.
„Other countries“ except Italy cover mainly Poland (5%) and Serbia (2%).
The association with Chrysler led to a production portion of 35% in the USA. The production share in China is with 3% the lowest one of all ten leading automakers.
Two further emphases of internationalization of production are Mexico and Canada.
Honda - the US became the most important production location
Suzuki - India as most important production location
PSA - Internationalization in China and in smaller automobile countries
1 Briefly to the method of the following diagrams: If there is no production in one of the ten countries, the related countries are compressed under „Others“. All production shares collected result in 100% of the production of the manufacturer concerned.