World largest Car Markets 2020. South Korea only growing market due to Pandemic affecting global sales (-13.5%)

World car markets 2020
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World Largest Car Markets in 2020 reports a global fall of 13.5% due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, with the leader China falling only 5.2%. South Korea is the only brand on the leaderboard to report an increase in sales, while Brazil reports the sharpest drop and falls 26.5%.

In 2020 almost 80 million vehicles have been sold in the world, falling 13.5% compared to the 92 million sales reported the previous year because of the worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic affecting every market.

China remains the leading global market, with 24.7 million sales, and reports one of the best performances in the leaderboard by falling only 5.2% compared to the sales reported the previous year. This huge market accounts for a growing 31.1% of all sales at a global level.

The USA are in the second position, with 14.7 million sales registered they report a fall of 14% and hold 18.5% share of the world’s sales.

In third position we have Japan with 4.6 million units sold and falling 11.9% (5.8% market share), followed by India which registered 3.7 million units sold (-17.9%).

In 5th place we have Germany,  with sales at 3.3 million units and fell 17.5%, followed by France with 2.1 million units sold (+23.2%).

UK -up 1 spot- registered almost 2 million new sales and fell 25.5%, followed by Brazil which fell 1 spot with almost 2 million sales as well and reported the worst performance on the leaderboard by dropping 26.5%.

At the edge of the top 10 rankings, we find the only market to report growth, South Korea -up 2 spots-, with sales at  1.9 million (+5.8%) and finally Canada, down 14.1% with 1.7 million units sold.

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for the top 50 markets.

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