U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #500: January 7, 2008
China is Second Largest in Vehicle Sales
In 2006, for the first time, China surpassed Japan in total vehicle sales, making it second in the World in terms of vehicle sales. The emerging automotive markets of China, India and Brazil all experienced rapid growth between 2005 and 2006 while the older and more established markets of the U.S. and Japan experienced slight declines over the same period.
Total Vehicle Sales for Selected Countries, 2005-2006
Percent Change of Vehicle Sales for Selected Countries, 2005-2006
Vehicle Sales and Percent Change in Sales, 2005-2006
Source: Ward's Communications, World Motor Vehicle Motor Data 2007.
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