Annual figures

Automobile Production

Figures on national and international automobile production

1. World automobile production of German manufacturers

  2016 2017 Change in %
Passenger Cars
Total 15,833,669 16,475,676 4.1
Mini 473,309 444,768 -6.0
Small 1,945,378 1,840,348 -5.4
Compact 5,694,080 5,621,524 -1.3
Medium 2,618,190 2,579,144 -1.5
Upper Medium 930,345 1,066,478 14.6
Luxury 202,435 227,522 12.4
Off-Road 3,014,474 3,788,392 25.7
Sports Car 144,133 115,840 -19.6
Utilities 307,381 327,902 6.7
Mini Van 197,514 179,768 -9.0
Large Van 293,543 268,835 -8.4
Other 12,887 15,155 17.6
Domestic production
Total 5,746,808 5,645,584 -1.8
Mini 52,699 48,076 -8.8
Small 401,508 342,600 -14.7
Compact 1,619,828 1,607,153 -0.8
Medium 1,265,440 1,236,747 -2.3
Upper Medium 569,820 607,648 6.6
Luxury 192,080 218,550 13.8
Off-Road 1,116,011 1,119,223 0.3
Sports Car 113,668 89,708 -21.1
Utilities 99,182 93,345 -5.9
Mini-Van 130,256 108,747 -16.5
Large Van 173,429 158,632 -8.5
Other 12,887 15,155 17.6
Production abroad
Total 10,086,861 10,830,092 7.4
Mini 420,610 396,692 -5.7
Small 1,543,870 1,497,748 -3.0
Compact 4,074,252 4,014,371 -1.5
Medium 1,352,750 1,342,397 -0.8
Upper Medium 360,525 458,830 27.3
Luxury 10,355 8,972 -13.4
Off-Road 1,898,463 2,669,169 40.6
Sports Car 30,465 26,132 -14.2
Utilities 208,199 234,557 12.7
Mini-Van 67.258 71,021 5.6
Large Van 120,114 110,203 -8.3

Commercial vehicles*)**)

Total
CV up to 6t GVW Domestic production 315,754 N.A. -

*) Not disclosed are data regarding Commercial vehicles up to 6t since 2017

2. Domestic production of passenger cars by German manufacturers (1957-2017)

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

3. Global Overviews

3.1. World Automobile Production Passenger cars

  2016 2017) Change in %
Europe 18,976,871 19,524,479 2.9
EU 16,901,270 17,032,086 0.8
of which:
Germany 5,746,808 5,645,584 -1.8
France 1,635,996 1,747,995 6.8
Spain 2,360,038 2,291,044 -2.9
United Kingdom 1,722,698 1,671,166 -3.0
America**) 20,279,563 20,044,626 -1.2
of which: Brazil 2,077,169 2,596,163 25.0
Nafta **) 17,729,618 16,976,305 -4.2
of which: USA 11,916,991 10,894,554 -8.6
Mexiko 3,457,067 3,901,184 12.8
Asia 41,598,481 42,671,147 2.6
of which:
China 23,754,799 24,276,208 2.2
Japan 7,873,886 8,347,836 6.0
India 3,707,348 3,952,681 6.6
South Korea 3,859,991 3,735,399 -3.2
Rest of the world 2,255,492 2,526,611 12.0
Total 83,110,407 84,766,863 2.0

3.2 New Registrations / Sales Worldwide Passenger cars

2016 2017) Change in %
Europe 17,380,064 18,032,431 3.8
EU 14,641,415 15,137,732 3.4
of which:
Germany 3,351,607 3,441,262 2.7
France 2,015,177 2,110,748 4.7
United Kingdom 2,692,786 2,540,617 -5.7
America **) 24,536,130 24,655,800 0.5
of which: Brazil 1,988,597 2,175,987 9.4
Nafta 21,014,277 20,697,614 -1.5
of which: USA 17,464,777 17,134,733 -1.9
Asia 34,614,438 35,605,861 2.9
of which:
China 23,693,400 24,171,329 2.0
Japan 4,146,458 4,386,378 5.8
Rest of the world 6,349,368 6,437,908 1.4
Total 82,880,000 84,732,000 2.2

3.3 Commercial vehicles above 6 tons GVW

2016 2017*) Change in %
Europe 420,303 447,358 6.4
EU 343,929 347,431 1.0
of which:
Germany 86,111 86,349 0.3
France 46,214 49,470 7.0
United Kingdom 46,231 45,045 -2.6
America
of which: Brazil 47,045 48,419 2.9
Nafta***) 477,882 496,679 3.9
of which: USA 400,358 415,042 3.7
Asia
of which:
China 961,982 1,345,964 39.9
India 261,323 294,944 12.9
Total 2,827,608 3,338,100 18.1
*) partially provisional or estimated figures
**) incl. Light Trucks
***) over 6.3 t GVW
First publication: 06.05.2008 Last modified: 12.04.2018
Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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