Annual figures

Automobile Production

Figures on national and international automobile production

1. World automobile production of German manufacturers

       2018 2019 Change in %
Passenger Cars
Total 16,355,832 16,043,355 -1.9
Mini 410,234 309,850 -24.5
Small 1,821,106 1,590,859 -12.6
Compact 4,942,761 4,549,916 -7.9
Medium 2,486,448 2,109,614 -15.2
Upper Medium 1,122,748 1,025,297 -8.7
Luxury 236,079 233,844 -0.9
Off-Road / SUV 4,537,758 5,522,860 21.7
Sports Car 100,587 117,482 16.8
Utilities 322,820 295,669 -8.4
Mini Van 146,203 118,222 -19.1
Large Van 210,557 150,999 -28.3
Other 18,531 18,743 1.1
Domestic production
Total 5,120,409 4,663,749 -8.9
Mini 44,943 24,889 -44.6
Small 311,859 254,274 -18.5
Compact 1,380,002 1,280,737 -7.2
Medium 1,111,160 936,369 -15.7
Upper Medium 579,416 521,714 -10.0
Luxury 227,466 224,009 -1.5
Off-Road / SUV 1,029,981 1,041,585 1.1
Sports Car 83,030 76,446 -7.9
Utilities 94,871 81,474 -14.1
Mini-Van 120,154 117,622 -2.1
Large Van 118,996 87,269 -26.7
Other 18,531 17,361 -6.3
Production abroad
Total 11,235,423 11,379,606 1.3
Mini 365,291 284,961 -22.0
Small 1,509,247 1,336,585 -11.4
Compact 3,562,759 3,269,179 -8.2
Medium 1,375,288 1,173,245 -14.7
Upper Medium 543,332 503,583 -7.3
Luxury 8,613 9,835 14.2
Off-Road / SUV 3,507,777 4,481,275 27.8
Sports Car 17,557 41,036 133,7
Utilities 227,949 214,195 -6.0
Mini-Van 26,049 600 -97.7
Large Van 91,561 63,730 -30.4
Other - 1,382 -

Commercial vehicles*)**)

Total 2018 2019
CV up to 6t GVW Domestic production 281,694 283,567 0.7

*) The figures for Commercial vehicles over 6t GVW is not published

**) The figures for productioin abroad of CV over 6 t GVW is not published

2. Domestic production of passenger cars by German manufacturers (1957-2019)

Year Total number Change in %
1957 1,040,188 142
1958 1,306,854 25.6
1959 1,503,424 15.0
1960 1,816,779 20.8
1961 1,903,975 4.8
1962 2,109,166 10.8
1963 2,414,107 14.5
1964 2,650,183 9.8
1965 2,733,732 3.2
1966 2,830,050 3.5
1967 2,295,714 -18.9
1968 2,862,186 24.7
1969 3,312,539 15.7
1970 3,527,864 6.5
1971 3,696,779 4.8
1972 3,521,540 -4.7
1973 3,649,880 3.6
1974 2,839,596 -22.2
1975 2,907,819 2.4
1976 3,546,900 22.0
1977 3,790,544 6.9
1978 3,890,176 2.6
1979 3,932,556 1.1
1980 3,520,934 -10.5
1981 3,577,807 1.6
1982 3,761,436 5.1
1983 3,877,641 3.1
1984 3,790,164 -2.3
1985 4,166,686 9.9
1986 4,310,828 3.5
1987 4,373,629 1.5
1988 4,346,283 -0.6
1989 4,563,673 5.0
1990 4,660,657 2.1
1991 4,676,666 0.3
1992 4,863,721 4.0
1993 3,794,491 -22.0
1994 4,093,685 7.9
1995 4,360,235 6.5
1996 4,539,583 4.1
1997 4,678,022 3.0
1998 5,348,115 14.3
1999 5,309,524 -0.7
2000 5,131,918 -3.3
2001 5,301,189 3.3
2002 5,123,238 -3.4
2003 5,145,403 0.4
2004 5,192,101 0.9
2005 5,350,187 3.0
2006 5,398,508 0.9
2007 5,709,139 5.8
2008 5,532,030 -3.1
2009 4,964,523 -10.3
2010 5,552,409 11.8
2011 5,871,918 5.8
2012 5,388,459 -3.7
2013 5,439,904 1.0
2014 5,604,026 3.0
2015 5,708,138 1.9
2016 5,746,808 0.7
2017 5,645,584 -1.8
2018 5,120,409 -9.3
2019 4,663,749 -8.9

3. Global Overviews

3.1. World Automobile Production Passenger cars

  2018 2019*) Change in %
Europe 19,267,104 18,254,277 -5.3
EU 16,676,785 15,748,041 -5.6
of which:
Germany 5,120,409 4,663,749 -8.9
France 1,736,499 1,583,302 -8.8
Spain 2,270,922 2,248,019 -1.0
United Kingdom 1,519,440 1,303,135 -14.2
America**) 20,093,408 19,326,122 -3.8
of which: Brazil 2,745,739 2,803,818 2.1
Nafta **) 16,881,020 16,207,517 -4.0
of which: USA 10,969,986 10,539,498 -3.9
Mexiko 3,906,206 3,769,473 -3.5
Asia 41,700,279 38,951,543 -6.6
of which:
China 23,109,279 20,958,175 -9.3
Japan 8,358,220 8,328,756 -0.4
India 4,067,737 3,623,544 -10.9
South Korea 3,661,730 3,612,562 -1.3
Rest of the world 2,931,142 2,444,302 -16.6
Total 83,991,933 78,976,244 -6.0

3.2 New Registrations / Sales Worldwide Passenger cars

2018 2019*) Change in %
Europe 17,993,737 18,040,802 0.3
EU 15,158,977 15,340,012 1.2
of which:
Germany 3,435,778 3,607,258 5.0
France 2,173,481 2,214,279 1.9
United Kingdom 2,367,147 2,311,140 -2.4
America **) 24,757,794 24,173,380 -2.4
of which: Brazil 2,475,349 2,665,962 7.7
Nafta 20,623,777 20,203,649 -2.0
of which: USA 17,213,546 16,967,049 -1.4
Asia 34,969,785 32,167,720 -8.0
of which:
China 23,257,203 21,069,946 -9.4
Japan 4,391,160 4,301,091 -2.1
Rest of the world 5,685,684 5,117,098 -10.0
Total 83,407,000 79,499,000 -4.7

3.3 Commercial vehicles over 6 t GVW

2018 2019*) Change in %
Europe 456,538 454,296 -0.5
EU 358,207 361,746 1.0
of which:
Germany 88,461 91,420 3.3
France 53,207 54,184 1.8
United Kingdom 43,103 48,535 12.6
America
of which: Brazil 71,873 96,256 33.9
Nafta***) 580,181 619,260 6.7
of which: USA 487,848 527,092 8.0
Asia
of which:
China 1,325,090 1,313,590 -0.9
India 372,080 259,879 -30.2
Total 3,532,000 3,455,000 -2.2
*) partially provisional or estimated figures
**) incl. Light Trucks
***) over 6.3 t GVW
First publication: 06.05.2008 Last modified: 04.05.2020
Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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