Global Automotive Industry

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Global Passenger Car Production Overview

The global passenger car production for the year 2015 was 68.5 mn. The production of cars in 2011 was 59.8 mn.  The passenger car production saw an increasing trend from 2011 to 2015. The CAGR for passenger car production from 2011 to 2015 was 3.4%. The growth rate of production in 2014 to 2015 for Asia-Oceanic, Europe, and African region saw a positive trend. The growth rate was highest in Africa at 25.2% while in Asia-Oceanic and Europe it was 1.9% and 2.6% respectively. The region of North America and South America saw a negative growth rate of 0.9% and 18.2% respectively. The global growth rate in production of passenger cars in 2015 from 2014 was 1.1%.

The topmost manufacturer of passenger cars globally was Toyota with the production of  8,929,887 units of cars in 2015. Ford Motors did a production 6,674,000 units, Volkswagen with 5,897,783 units, Hyundai with 4,948,000 units, Fiat with 4,610,000 units, Honda with 4,543,868, Suzuki with 3,043,000 units while Renault with 2,843,353 in 2015.

San Marino was the country with the highest density of cars per 1000 persons in 2014. It had 1268 passenger cars per 1000 persons. While Monaco had 899 cars per 1000 persons, the US with 797 cars per 1000, Liechtenstein 750 cars per 1000, Iceland 739 cars per 1000, Luxembourg 739 cars per 1000, Australia 717 cars per 1000, New Zealand 712 cars 1000, Malta 693 cars per 1000 followed by Italy with 679 cars per 1000. The other region such as BRIC, ANDEAN & ASEAN has low penetration of passenger cars per 1000 persons but hold great potential for growth in passenger cars penetration.

Volkswagen is the largest automobile manufacturing plant in the world located in Wolfsburg. It is located in an area of 6,500,000 sqm. m. The second largest automobile manufacturing plant is of Hyundai located in Ulsan with an area of 5,000,000 sqm. m. The third largest plant is located in Fremont, United States of Tesla spread around 510,000 sq.m.

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