Annual figures

Automobile Production

Figures on national and international automobile production

1. World automobile production of German manufacturers

  2014 2015 Change in %
Passenger Cars
Total 14,942,554 15,143,406 1.3
Mini 573,306 506,617 -11.6
Small 1,803,827 1,907,198 5.7
Compact 5,355,569 5,163,720 -3.6
Medium 2,517,688 2,768,605 10.0
Upper Medium 980,368 946,393 -3.5
Luxury 271,079 228,662 -15.6
Off-Road 2,435,913 2,665,810 9.4
Sports Car 167,712 172,466 2.8
Utilities 294,204 272,334 -7.4
Mini Van 187,911 252,894 34.6
Large Van 349,249 249,126 -28.7
Other 5,728 9,581 67.3
Domestic production
Total 5,604,026 5,708,138 1.9
Mini 58,693 55,354 -5.7
Small 409,594 427,981 4.5
Compact 1,632,216 1,718,632 5.3
Medium 1,274,655 1,193,366 -6.4
Upper Medium 617,991 600,021 -2.9
Luxury 255,939 214,352 -16.2
Off-Road 835,173 956,567 14.5
Sports Car 147,408 133,249 -9.6
Utilities 84,561 85,141 0.7
Mini-Van 100,154 182,144 81.9
Large Van 181,914 131,910 -27.5
Other 5,728 9,421 64.5
Production abroad
Total 9,338,528 9,435,268 1.0
Mini 514,613 451,263 -12.3
Small 1,394,233 1,479,217 6.1
Compact 3,723,353 3,445,088 -7.5
Medium 1,243,033 1,575,239 26.7
Upper Medium 362,377 346,372 -4.4
Luxury 15,140 14,310 -5.5
Off-Road 1,600,740 1,709,243 6.8
Sports Car 20,304 39,217 93.1
Utilities 209,643 187,193 -10.7
Mini-Van 87,757 70,750 -19,4
Large Van 167,335 117,216 -30.0
Other - 160 -

Commercial vehicles*)

Total
CV up to 6t GVW Domestic production 303,522 325,226 7.2
*) Data regarding production abroad of light CV is not listed.

2. Domestic production of passenger cars by German manufacturers (1957-2015)

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

3. World Automotive Production

3.1. Passenger cars

  2014 2015*) Change in %
Europe 17,883,577 18,499,967 3.4
EU 15,445,744 16,489,344 6.8
of which:
Germany 5,604,026 5,708,138 1.9
France 1,527,881 1,619,554 6.0
Italy 401,317 663,139 65.2
Spain 1,898,307 2,218,980 16.9
United Kingdom 1,528,148 1,587,677 3.9
Nafta **) 16,946,602 17,433,660 2.9
of which: USA 11,371,386 11,777,142 3.6
Mercosur **) 3,570,326 2,860,560 -19.9
of which: Brazil 2,973,484 2,333,903 -21.5
Asia 36,708,910 37,667,377 2.6
of which:
China 18,628,966 19,999,793 7.4
Japan 8,227,070 7,830,722 -5.4
Rest of the world 2,250,000 2,240,402 -0.4
Total 77,359,415 78,701,966 1.7

3.2 Commercial vehicles

2014 2015*) Change in %
Europe N.V. N.V. -
EU N.V. N.V. -
of which:
Germany N.V. N.V. -
France N.V. N.V. -
Italy 296,547 335,510 13.1
Spain 504,626 514,221 1.9
United Kingdom 70,731 94,730 33.9
Nafta 476,264 515,378 8.2
of which: USA 289,316 322,953 11.6
Mercosur 193,389 102,586 -47.0
of which: Brazil 172,902 95,560 -44.7
Asia 9,320,442 8,749,966 -6.1
of which:
China 5,102,634 4,503,533 -11.7
Japan 1,497,488 1,447,516 -3.3
Rest of the world N.V. N.V. -
Total N.V. N.V. -

3.3 Total

2014 2015*) Change in %
Europe N.V. N.V. -
EU N.V. N.V. -
of which:
Germany N.V. N.V. -
France N.V. N.V. -
Italy 697,846 998,649 43.1
Spain 2,402,933 2,733,201 13.7
United Kingdom 1,598,879 1,682,407 5.2
Nafta 17,422,866 17,949,038 3.0
of which: USA 11,660,702 12,100,095 3.8
Mercosur 3,763,715 2,963,146 -21.3
of which: Brazil 3,146,386 2,429,463 -22.8
Asia 46,029,352 46,417,343 0.8
of which:
China 23,731,600 24,503,326 3.3
Japan 9,774,558 9,278,238 -5.1
Rest of the world N.A. N.A. -
Total N.A. N.A. -
*) partially provisional or estimated figures
**) incl. Light Trucks
First publication: 06.05.2008 Last modified: 07.03.2016
Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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