2013 World Car Market facts & data with Top 100 markets ranking.

2013 World Car Market was the highest ever with total sales at 84 million units posting the new all-time record, with 5.1% or 4 million units better than 2012 and almost one-third higher than in 2008, the year of great financial crisis.

We are now re-publishing the final 2013 World Car Markets report, including the best 100 Markets, with final data.

However markets result have different propellants and the growth hides surprisingly trends. Overall in 2013 two countries reported the highest surprises: India and Japan.

In India, just few months after that the famous consulting firm LMC issued its forecast for 9 million light commercial vehicles sales target in 2020, India market posted a series of declines breaking a growing run after 11 years, with negative perspectives for the 2014 as well.

In Japan, where in 2012 the market had been heavily pushed up (+30.1% from 2011) by government incentives to clean vehicles (Toyota Prius and its MPV derivative “Aqua” leading the sales), the 2013 was expected to a natural drop. Indeed the start of the year was in this direction, but as the government changed and a new expansive economic policy was re-introduced, the market benefit of strong demand and in second half recovered the gap ending just 0.7% below 2012.

In North America, Canada touched the new all-time record sales, while Mexico surged very near to its best (that should be hit in 2014) and USA market was pushed by strong reduction of unemployment, higher than expected GDP and new record level of Stock Exchange index. Fear regarding the huge public debt has been hiding by Mr. Obama new deal approach and 2014 starts with optimistic views for the next three years (with the current as the weaker).

In South America, Brazil fell down, first time in a decade and when a fall was less expected, due to the supposed strong economy trend due to huge public and private investment for FIFA 2014 World’s tournament and for 2016 Olympics Games.

Argentina, hit a new all-time record, pushed by huge inflation and monetary tensions, and risk to sink one day yes and one day not. Here new markets are growing fast, with Peru, Chile, and Uruguay very fast and stable.

Europe at the end of the day was not so bad, down just marginally, with the losers market (Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Ukraine) that stabilized after the huge drop posted in the previous years and with the continental Europe down marginally.

United Kingdom has scored a wonderful year driven by renewed economic ambitions leaded by Cameron government that has won its challenge to cut and expand economy, rather just cut or just expand as others are doing in the old continent. Russian car market in 2013 fell down although local ambitions are for a strong market and government put in place financial supports sustaining car loans.

In Asia, the Thailand fall was loud, as the market 2012 boom was mainly driven by huge cash put in by government to incentive first car buyers. South Korea was stable, but just thanks to government tariff reduction, while in the South, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and others smaller countries hit their record.

In Oceania, two markets considered mature like Australia and New Zealand and shocked by announcement of all automotive plants closing in the next 5 years, hit their new all-time record.

Finally, one country is helping Automotive Executives jobs, China, as the largest market worldwide boomed 14% last year, in spite of any fears regarding the huge pollution level touched by all the metropolitan areas and the already strong run treated in last decade.

In the table below, the focus2move exclusive World Top 100 Car Markets ranking:

Rank 2013 Rank 2012 Market Sales 2013 Sales 2012 2013 Var.
1 1 China 21.902.056 19.067.224 14,9%
2 2 USA 15.581.519 14.492.411 7,5%
3 3 Japan 5.286.711 5.314.092 -0,5%
4 4 Brazil 3.576.975 3.635.069 -1,6%
5 5 Germany 3.166.225 3.234.503 -2,1%
6 6 India 3.028.811 3.217.072 -5,9%
7 7 Russia 2.777.222 2.929.257 -5,2%
8 8 UK 2.535.973 2.284.250 11,0%
9 9 France 2.159.576 2.280.704 -5,3%
10 10 Canada 1.744.014 1.677.146 4,0%
11 11 South Korea 1.531.572 1.532.014 0,0%
12 12 Italy 1.410.196 1.519.166 -7,2%
13 13 Thailand 1.325.877 1.435.993 -7,7%
14 15 Indonesia 1.132.663 1.078.504 5,0%
15 14 Australia 1.131.504 1.103.080 2,6%
16 17 Mexico 1.063.366 987.936 7,6%
17 18 Argentina 915.776 800.079 14,5%
18 19 Turkey 853.214 777.761 9,7%
19 20 Spain 809.113 777.607 4,1%
20 21 Saudi Arabia 773.234 716.807 7,9%
21 22 Malaysia 654.660 626.014 4,6%
22 23 South Africa 614.850 600.281 2,4%
23 16 Iran 602.298 1.030.596 -41,6%
24 25 Belgium 539.484 541.344 -0,3%
25 24 Netherlands 469.370 559.268 -16,1%
26 29 Algeria 423.285 352.919 19,9%
27 31 Chile 378.240 337.908 11,9%
28 27 Taiwan 371.099 365.421 1,6%
29 34 United Arab Emirates 362.838 311.284 16,6%
30 26 Austria 349.740 367.518 -4,8%
31 28 Switzerland 337.052 359.070 -6,1%
32 30 Poland 331.732 351.271 -5,6%
33 32 Sweden 306.684 318.395 -3,7%
34 33 Colombia 278.302 314.970 -11,6%
35 36 Oman 227.289 206.075 10,3%
36 35 Ukraine 224.029 251.082 -10,8%
37 37 Israel 212.670 204.938 3,8%
38 42 Philippines 210.806 169.241 24,6%
39 39 Denmark 206.296 194.624 6,0%
40 38 Egypt 197.536 200.402 -1,4%
41 45 Kuwait 180.613 138.235 30,7%
42 43 Peru 176.495 166.683 5,9%
43 40 Czech Rep 176.366 185.818 -5,1%
44 41 Norway 172.986 169.817 1,9%
45 55 Kazakhstan 165.119 98.001 68,5%
46 44 Pakistan 138.270 142.735 -3,1%
47 52 Portugal 124.123 109.323 13,5%
48 46 Morocco 120.480 129.773 -7,2%
49 49 Irak 117.500 120.000 -2,1%
50 51 Uzbekistan 117.132 111.552 5,0%
51 48 Finland 113.392 122.462 -7,4%
52 54 New Zealand 110.717 98.522 12,4%
53 50 Ecuador 101.485 119.704 -15,2%
54 53 Puerto Rico 100.661 100.431 0,2%
55 47 Venezuela 98.839 126.594 -21,9%
56 57 Qatar 90.231 83.901 7,5%
57 56 Ireland 85.569 90.472 -5,4%
58 60 Vietnam 75.703 72.051 5,1%
59 58 Slovakia 71.075 77.211 -7,9%
60 61 Hungary 67.512 63.931 5,6%
61 59 Romania 66.408 75.809 -12,4%
62 68 Nigeria 63.453 48.490 30,9%
63 63 Greece 62.124 62.180 -0,1%
64 64 Slovenia 57.712 55.060 4,8%
65 66 Uruguay 56.986 53.050 7,4%
66 70 Bahrain 53.487 46.701 14,5%
67 69 Panama 51.000 48.000 6,3%
68 65 Luxembourg 49.766 53.660 -7,3%
69 67 Tunisia 47.959 48.715 -1,6%
70 73 Hong Kong 47.195 42.562 10,9%
71 82 Libya 45.000 29.000 55,2%
72 71 Syria 43.100 44.000 -2,0%
73 72 Bangladesh 42.500 43.400 -2,1%
74 62 Jordan 41.424 63.300 -34,6%
75 74 Botswana 39.200 38.130 2,8%
76 77 Lebanon 37.283 35.313 5,6%
77 76 Costa Rica 36.000 36.000 0,0%
78 75 Palestine 35.800 36.600 -2,2%
79 80 Angola 32.508 30.000 8,4%
80 83 Paraguay 28.374 28.883 -1,8%
81 91 Belarus 28.223 18.259 54,6%
82 78 Croatia 27.802 31.360 -11,3%
83 85 Guatemala 24.400 24.000 1,7%
84 79 Sri Lanka 24.307 30.101 -19,2%
85 87 Bulgaria 23.937 22.777 5,1%
86 84 Reunion 23.878 24.545 -2,7%
87 93 Azerbaidjan 22.700 15.000 51,3%
88 81 Singapore 22.446 29.072 -22,8%
89 89 Estonia 22.204 20.395 8,9%
90 86 Serbia 22.038 23.510 -6,3%
91 88 Bolivia 21.300 21.000 1,4%
92 88 Dominican Republic 21.200 21.000 1,0%
93 90 Brunei 19.644 18.624 5,5%
94 94 Yemen 17.894 14.784 21,0%
95 95 Trinidad & Tobago 14.900 14.500 2,8%
96 92 Guadeloupe 14.716 15.452 -4,8%
97 96 Lithuania 13.956 13.768 1,4%
98 95 Ghana 13.600 14.500 -6,2%
99 101 Kenya 13.000 9.500 36,8%
100 97 Latvia 12.811 12.901 -0,7%

 

 

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