World Car Market. The Ranking of Top 100 countries in 2018

World car market

World car market in the 2018 hit lost 1% from the previous year, with total sales at 92.5 million. Out of the 150 markets we cover with data by brand and model, the ranking of Top 100 Markets shows all changes year over year. The fastest market was Nigeria, soaring 70.8%.

As the most loyal readers have noted, in the last period we have further expanded the list of countries tracked by our experts, including several new markets in Latin America, Africa, Central Asia and Pacific area. Indeed, we currently hold the widest existing database, tracking monthly vehicles sales with the largest & deepest existing detail for 11 regions and over 150 countries.

To add information regarding markets (even marginal ones) is for us a mission, wishing to stand as leader of Professional Reports over the new vehicles market worldwide. Thanks to this deep activity of investigation and standardization of data, all ranking reported by focus2move are undisputed.

In 2018 the Global Light Vehicles (cars plus light commercial vehicles) sales have been 92.5 million (final data), down 1.1 million from the previous year.

The table below is reporting the ranking of the Top 100 markets, from China to Macedonia. The Top 10 markets ranking slightly changed from the previous year, with Brazil (+13.8%) and Japan (+6.5%) as best performers. In 12th place Russia kept recovering (+12.9%) while Thailand surged 21.9%.

Among the fastest-growing markets we must point out Chile, 28th and up 15%, Vietnam, 36th and up 15%, Egypt, 41st and soaring 40.1%, Uzbekistan, 43rd and up 44.2%. Impressive performances scored also Hungary, 45th and up 19.1%, Romania, 46th and up 21.9%.

Data Source

This report is done utilizing data extracted from our GAD (Global Auto Database) the wider Auto Sales Database actually existing in the World, with sales data by region/area/country broken down by type/size/body-style/brand/model from January 2010 to the last month. Data are collected by over 300 sources, including all the official providers (local Minister of Transportations or Associations of car Manufacturers).

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Rank 2018Rank 2017MarketSales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018Share 2018
11China27.381.96128.494.302-3,9%30,2%
22USA17.340.95517.237.7020,6%19,1%
33Germany3.710.8673.706.0840,1%4,1%
44India3.353.5113.226.8913,9%3,7%
56Japan2.895.4882.719.1646,5%3,2%
65UK2.720.6782.903.164-6,3%3,0%
77France2.617.1552.541.3213,0%2,9%
88Brazil2.471.0642.171.68413,8%2,7%
99Italy2.092.6252.144.954-2,4%2,3%
1010Canada1.998.4282.043.547-2,2%2,2%
1111South Korea1.806.6091.784.0371,3%2,0%
1212Russia1.786.2961.582.30112,9%2,0%
1315Spain1.549.9691.434.7718,0%1,7%
1414Mexico1.421.8841.530.624-7,1%1,6%
1513Iran1.194.5051.553.318-23,1%1,3%
1616Australia1.123.8521.163.440-3,4%1,2%
1717Indonesia1.045.2251.064.212-1,8%1,2%
1820Thailand850.009697.12821,9%0,9%
1919Argentina782.463885.995-11,7%0,9%
2021Belgium628.567623.8520,8%0,7%
2118Turkey620.937956.194-35,1%0,7%
2223Poland596.957551.0598,3%0,7%
2322Malaysia586.522565.7823,7%0,6%
2425South Africa525.205532.304-1,3%0,6%
2526Netherlands521.343489.2886,6%0,6%
2628Sweden421.895433.019-2,6%0,5%
2724Saudi Arabia420.701544.985-22,8%0,5%
2831Chile416.777362.28715,0%0,5%
2927Philippines392.951470.604-16,5%0,4%
3029Taiwan392.185411.601-4,7%0,4%
3130Austria383.761392.323-2,2%0,4%
3232Switzerland329.970344.915-4,3%0,4%
3333Czech Rep280.621290.249-3,3%0,3%
3434Israel267.490281.563-5,0%0,3%
3536Portugal264.853261.0611,5%0,3%
3640Vietnam256.903223.44515,0%0,3%
3738Pakistan254.840237.8457,1%0,3%
3837Denmark254.072257.660-1,4%0,3%
3939Colombia251.359233.8757,5%0,3%
4035UAE247.652278.003-10,9%0,3%
4147Egypt193.034137.82140,1%0,2%
4241Norway185.026194.468-4,9%0,2%
4350Uzbekistan182.661126.66544,2%0,2%
4442Morocco173.980168.5913,2%0,2%
4548Hungary162.804136.74419,1%0,2%
4651Romania148.324121.68021,9%0,2%
4743Peru147.803163.668-9,7%0,2%
4845Ireland139.869155.571-10,1%0,2%
4949Finland138.193131.7984,9%0,2%
5054Ecuador136.738103.54532,1%0,2%
5146Oman127.546148.053-13,9%0,1%
5255Algeria127.300101.97924,8%0,1%
5356Greece110.24694.71016,4%0,1%
5458Puerto Rico110.09685.70728,5%0,1%
5544New Zealand108.475156.012-30,5%0,1%
5652Kuwait107.534106.5510,9%0,1%
5753Slovakia106.677103.6662,9%0,1%
5859Slovenia85.41982.8123,1%0,1%
5961Sri Lanka85.03778.2248,7%0,1%
6060Ukraine81.81082.266-0,6%0,1%
6157Singapore80.25691.993-12,8%0,1%
6263Croatia69.43059.19717,3%0,1%
6370Kazakhstan58.43346.98224,4%0,1%
6472Iraq57.46839.71644,7%0,1%
6568Luxembourg52.66752.1860,9%0,1%
6662Tunisia52.60163.678-17,4%0,1%
6775Belarus52.57734.91150,6%0,1%
6869Costa Rica51.14249.4173,5%0,1%
6964Panama50.88955.822-8,8%0,1%
7065Qatar50.75754.189-6,3%0,1%
7166Uruguay43.11553.775-19,8%0,0%
7267Lebanon41.77852.605-20,6%0,0%
7374Bulgaria41.37037.32910,8%0,0%
7473Bahrain38.87238.2111,7%0,0%
7582Paraguay35.40327.85127,1%0,0%
7676Bolivia33.80833.6560,5%0,0%
7777Reunion32.40031.0294,4%0,0%
7883Lithuania32.33125.86525,0%0,0%
7981Estonia31.66528.9739,3%0,0%
8071Jordan30.35345.312-33,0%0,0%
8180Serbia29.72129.0062,5%0,0%
8279Guatemala28.92029.963-3,5%0,0%
8378Hong Kong28.47730.062-5,3%0,0%
8484Macedonia26.58921.27125,0%0,0%
8588Madagascar25.37620.44024,1%0,0%
8689Latvia20.29918.9717,0%0,0%
8786Dominican Republic19.47621.168-8,0%0,0%
8887Laos19.44020.749-6,3%0,0%
8985Iceland17.87121.204-15,7%0,0%
9091Guadeloupe17.53016.6465,3%0,0%
9190Nicaragua17.37816.8723,0%0,0%
9396Brunei17.11212.42737,7%0,0%
9299Nigeria17.10510.01670,8%0,0%
9492Cyprus16.37115.1068,4%0,0%
9593Martinique15.86214.8906,5%0,0%
9694Trinidad & Tobago14.16713.5004,9%0,0%
9797Honduras12.97411.71210,8%0,0%
98108Myanmar11.8826.92471,6%0,0%
9995Namibia11.39212.937-11,9%0,0%
10098Bosnia11.12310.8033,0%0,0%

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