China and the USA increase their market share in world car production, Japan and Germany lose - new Quest Trend Report

The new Quest Trend Report establishes the ranking of the world market shares of the automotive countries and lists their market shares for 2018 and in comparison to 2010

Changes of global market shares of automotive countries 2010 - 2018
(PresseBox) ( Bochum, )
In the ranking of the ten largest automotive countries in the period from 2010 to 2018, only first place, China, and tenth place, France, remained unchanged. The eight other automotive countries changed their position among the ten largest automotive countries.

The world's ten largest automotive countries increased their share of the global automotive production market by 1.7 percentage points to 78.7% in the eight years from 2010 to 2018.

China is the big winner among the ten biggest automotive countries. It increased its world market share by almost 6 percentage points to 29.1%. No other country came close to achieving this growth. And China's world market share is higher than the combined market shares of the three following countries: USA, Japan and India.

The USA is also among the winners of the last eight years. In second place, they increased their world market share slightly above average by almost 2 percentage points to 11.8%.

India and Mexico were also able to increase their market shares in eight years, albeit below average. India by almost one percentage point and Mexico by 1.3 percentage points.

Japan and Germany are the big losers of the last eight years. Japan's world market share shrank by more than 2 percentage points to 10.2%, which is less than the USA's 11.8%.

Germany's world market share also shrank by more than 2 percentage points to 5.4%, falling to fifth place behind India.

The Quest Trend Report on the market shares of the global automotive countries of 2018 compared to 2010 is available on

This Quest Trend Report is a module of the comprehensive trend analyses of the worldwide automotive industry in the Quest Trend Magazine. The trend analyses include the internationalization of production sites, the world regions of car production, the share of car production in China at world car production, the market shares of the world market leaders and the market leaders in China. These trend analyses in the Quest Trend Magazine make planning and market development for one of the most important sales markets in automation technology easier for the suppliers of automation technology. An overview of the trend analyses can be found on
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