Argentina 12,166   Korea 246,900
Australia 43,000   Malaysia 47,000
Austria 32,000   Mexico 137,000
Belgium 45,600   Netherlands 24,500
Brazil 289,082   Poland 94,000
Canada 159,000   Portugal 22,800
China 1,605,000   Romania 59,000
Croatia 4,861   Russia 755,000
Czech Rep. 101,500   Serbia 14,454
Denmark 6,300   Slovakia 57,376
Egypt 73,200   Slovenia 7,900
Finland 6,530   South Africa 112,300
France 304,000   Spain 330,000
Germany 773,217   Sweden 140,000
Greece 2,219   Switzerland 15,500
Hungary 40,800   Thailand 182,300
India 270,000   Turkey 230,736
Indonesia 64,000   UK 213,000
Italy 196,000   USA 954,210
Japan 725,000  








The world’s automobile industry made over sixty-six million cars, vans, trucks and buses in 2005. These vehicles are essential to the working of the global economy and to the well being of the world’s citizens.

This level of output is equivalent to a global turnover of €1.9 trillion. If vehicle manufacturing was a country it would be the sixth largest economy in the world.

Building sixty-six million vehicles requires the employment of more than eight million people directly in making the vehicles and the parts that go into them. This is over five percent of the world’s total manufacturing employment. In addition to these direct employees, about five times more are employed indirectly in related manufacturing and service provision, such that an estimated more than 50 million people earn their living from cars, trucks, buses and coaches.