The Chinese market hits a record 29.1 million units in 2017.
* See the 2017 Total Vehicles Sales volume for 145 markets worldwide by clicking on the title *
Thanks to OICA, the global association of automotive manufacturers, we can share with you today annual sales data for 145 markets worldwide. These sales figures are for all Vehicles: Passenger Cars + Commercial Vehicles including heavy trucks. As such, these figures can vary from the ones we have reported in our specific Full Year 2017 updates. Thanks to sales up 4% year-on-year, China extends its lead in the markets ranking, reaching a record 29.1 million units or over 11.5 million sales ahead of the #2 market in the world, the USA down 2% to 17.6 million. Japan (+5%) remains in third place at 5.2 million but India (+9%) overtakes Germany (+3%) to cross the 4 million annual vehicle sales milestone for the first time in history and rank 4th overall. The remainder of the Top 10 is unchanged, with Brazil (+9%) and Italy (+7%) leading sales gains ahead of Canada (+5%) and France (+5%) whereas the UK (-5%) hit the reverse gear. Note Canada tops 2 million annual units for the first time.
Iran is one of 6 markets to break its annual volume record in 2017.
Just outside the Top 10, South Korea recedes 1% to 1.8 million but Iran soars 19% to break its annual volume record at 1.72 million units with Australia (+1%) and Argentina (+27%) the other two markets breaking their all-time record deliveries inside the Top 20. Russia and Thailand (+14%) also impress with solid gains whereas Mexico (-5%) and Turkey (-3%) make it just five Top 20 markets in negative. Further down, Poland (+14%) and Sweden (+3%) also beat records, while Chile (+18%), Ukraine (+26%), Pakistan (+27%) and Iraq (+58%) post sone of the most spectacular gains. At the other end of the scale, Saudi Arabia (-16%), Egypt (-31%), Libya (-49%), Sri Lanka (-54%) and Nigeria (-70%) implode.
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Full Year 2017 Top 145 markets vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.