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The market shares of the largest automobile countries 2019 to 2010

Change of market shares at the world auto production favors China and discriminates Germany and Japan

The report "The market shares of the ten largest automobile countries" covers a period of nineteen years from 2000 to 2019. Against this background this report highlights the changes that happened in the short term from 2019 to 2010.

Eight out of ten countries changed their ranking in nine years

Update April 1st, 2020 - In the ranking of the ten largest automobile countries during the period from 2010 to 2019 only rank one, China, and rank ten, France, kept their position unchanged. Eight further countries changed their positions among the ten largest automobile countries.


The USA and Japan swap places two and three to the advantage of the USA. Germany can maintain fourth place, India moves up from sixth to fifth place and Mexico improves its position from ninth to sixth place.

South Korea, Brazil and Spain have to accept position losses.

Market shares of automobile countries at the world automobile production from 2010 to 2019.

China is the big winner, also Mexico, the US and India increase their market shares

In total, the market share of the ten largest automotive countries declines by 0.9 percentage points to 76.1%.

China is the big winner among the top ten automotive countries. In nine years, it increases its world market share by 4.5 percentage points to 28.0%, which is well above average. No other country is even close to achieving this growth and market share.

Mexico increases its world market share by 1.3 percentage points and improves its ranking from 9th to 6th place. The US slightly increases its market share by 0.6 percentage points to 10.6%, India improved its world market share by 0.3 percentage points and its ranking from 6th to 5th place.

The changes of market shares of the automobile countries 2010 - 2019.

Japan and Germany are the big losers of the last nine years

Germany and Japan are the big losers of the last nine years. Japan's world market share shrinks by 2.2 percentage points to 10.2%, which is lower than the US share of 10.6%.

Germany's world market share shrinks by 2.5 percentage points to 5.1%, but is able to maintain its fourth place.

South Korea, Brazil and France are also recording declining global market shares. Spain can maintain its world market share of 3.1%.

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