Fact #480: July 30, 2007
Japan is the Top Vehicle Producer
In 2006 Japan produced more vehicles than any other country in the world — 11.5 million vehicles. The United States, which had been the top producer for 12 years prior, produced just slightly less than Japan — 11.4 million vehicles. According to the Automotive News Data Center, an increase in exports led to Japan's increase in production. Production of vehicles in China grew by 26.3% in the last year to move China ahead of Germany into third place.–
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Source: Crain Communications, Automotive News, July 2, 2007, p. 1.