World largest Car Markets 2021. Germany And South Korea Lag Behind, While India Shines

The 2021 Lamborghini Huracan STO
The 2021 Lamborghini Huracan STO

World Largest Car Markets in 2021 reports a global rise of 4.1% trying to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the leader China rising only 0.5%. India reports the quickest growth, while Germany and South Korea lag behind.

In 2021 almost 84 million vehicles have been sold in the world, gaining 4.1% compared to the almost 81 million sales reported the previous year.

China remains the leading global market, with 24.9 million sales, and rose only 0.5% compared to the sales reported the previous year. This huge market accounts for 29.6% of all sales at a global level.

The USA are in the second position, with almost 15 million sales registered they report a growth of 2% and hold 17.8% share of the world’s sales.

In third position we have Japan with 4.4 million units sold and falling 3.3% (5.3% market share), followed by India which registered 4.4 million units sold (+31.6%).

In 5th place we have Germany,  with sales at almost 3 million units and fell 8.5% and reported the worst performance on the leaderboard, followed by the UK with 2.9 million units sold (+10.2%).

France -down 1 spot- registered 2.1 million sales and rose 2.1%, followed by Mexico which rose 1 spot with 2 million sales rising 6.9%.

At the edge of the top 10 rankings, we find Brazil -down 1 spot-, with sales at  2 million (+1%) and finally South Korea, down 7.9% 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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