05 August 2011

Worldwide Production 2010: GM

If you count cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) only, and don't count Daihatsu or Hino with Toyota, then GM has always been the biggest manufacturer worldwide. That is how I do the statistics and as the say, 'lies, damned lies..' Anyway, GM car/LCV sales increased 32% in 2010, and worldwide share improvement from 9.7% to 11.5%. Below is: rank, country, production, share of GM production and increase/decrease on 2009. Italics means decrease.

1 China 2,266,000 26.8 +28%
2 USA 1,720,000 20.3 +42%
3 S Korea 735,000 8.7 +40%
4 Brazil 650,000 7.7 +9%
5 Mexico 560,000 6.6 +60%
6 Canada 530,000 6.3 +63%
7 Germany 465,000 5.5 +19%
8 Spain 380,000 4.5 +12%
9 Poland 204,000 2.4 +33%
10 Russia 163,000 1.9 +7%
11 UK 145,000 1.7 +33%
12 Uzbek' 145,000 1.7 -27%
13 Argentina 135,000 1.6 +44%
14 India 110,000 1.3 +68%
15 Thailand 74,000 0.9 +96%
16 Australia 64,000 0.8 -4%
17 Belgium 52,000 0.6 -57%
18 RSA 45,000 0.5 n/a
19 France 22,000 0.3 +52%
Total 8,465,000 +32%

China was 8th in 2005 and has now been the largest manufacturer for 'The General' for the last two years. In the main, things things have not changed that much from 2009. Perhaps the biggest change is the improved economic conditions and a healthy increase as a result.

Source: OICA

In summary: GM has pulled out of financial disaster rather well.

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