Brazil (+12.9%) is the biggest gainer among the Top 20 global auto markets.
A lot earlier than last year, we can share with you today 2019 Annual Volumes for 164 markets worldwide, including Passenger Cars + Commercial Vehicles. As such, these figures can surpass the ones we have reported in our specific Full Year 2018 updates. The source for the majority of these markets is OICA, the global association of automotive manufacturers, however they sometimes use very rough estimates and when necessary we have updated the data with more reliable figures we have obtained with local associations of manufacturers. This year, we have also added 19 African markets inexplicably excluded from the OICA list.
All-in-all, these 164 markets add up to 91.396.173 new vehicle sales for 2019, a -4.3% drop on 2018. 14 of the Top 20 markets are down this year vs. 10 in 2018 and Poland (656.265) is the only record-breaker in the Top 30 vs. 3 markets in 2018 and 7 in 2017. China (-8.2%) accelerates its fall and will continue to drop in 2020 like the vast majority of markets. The USA (-1.3%) and Japan (-1.5%) mean the podium is entirely in negative with Germany (+5.1%) overtaking India (-13.3%) to #4 and the only gainer in the Top 5.
Brazil (+12.9%) is the largest and only double-digit gainer in the Top 20, leapfrogging past France (+2.3%) and the UK (-2.1%) with Italy (+0.5%) also in positive in the Top 10. Poland (+3.6%) and Belgium (+0.7%) crack the Top 20, knocking Argentina (-47.2%) and Turkey (-23.3%) out. Further down, Myanmar (+43.8%), Iraq (+43.3%), Saudi Arabia (+31%), Lithuania (+30.7%), Dominican Republic (+30.6%), Libya (+25%), Kazakhstan (+23.2%), Belarus (+20.9%), Romania (+19.4%) and Ivory Coast (+17.7%) are among the best performers in the Top 100.
Full Year 2019 Annual Volumes for 164 markets in the world vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.