13 December 2014

GM Production Cars/LCVs By Nation : 2013

The Wuling Hongguang is a top seller in China for GM

GM made nearly 10 million cars and light commercial vehicles in 2013, if you include sales of it's Chinese part of a joint venture too. Some say they shouldn't, but these tie ups vary and no set of rules exist that all abide by. If included, then China is a massive part of the GM empire, accounting for a third of all production. GM and the Chinese branded vehicles share sales fairly evenly between them.

As for the rest, if you add the USA, Canada and Mexico, that is another third. Combine with China and that is two thirds of the total. The other third is divided up with the rest of Asia - plus the Pacific (13.6%), Europe (10.6%) and South America (8.6%). The 11.6% at the bottom of the chart is the percentage of the world market achieved. The total production figure includes all GM brands.

If GM has aspirations about being number one in the world again, it is hard to see how. China has just about reached it's peak and to me the company makes knee jerk decisions at times. Setting up Chevrolet Europe and then pulling the plug in a relatively short was surprising With little chance of sales migrating to Opel and Vauxhall makes you wonder why. Was the problem that it was a bad idea to start with or was not enough time given to make it work? Despite that sort of questionable planning, it is a strong selling company around the world.


11 12 13 Make 2013 %

1 1 1 China 3,186,030 33.1

2 2 2 USA 2,011,981 20.9

3 3 3 Korea 782,721 8.1

5 5 4 Brazil 680,737 7.1

6 6 5 Mexico 646,036 6.7

4 4 6 Canada 626,547 6.5

7 7 7 Germany 360,561 3.7

8 8 8 Spain 281,100 2.9

9 9 9 Uzbekistan 246,641 2.6

13 10 10 Russia 165,287 1.7

10 11 11 UK 117,263 1.2

12 12 12 Argentina 111,355 1.2

11 13 13 Poland 108,347 1.1

16 14 14 Thailand 95,499 1.0

14 15 15 India 85,233 0.9

15 16 16 Australia 78,134 0.8

17 17 17 Venezuela 24,958 0.3

- - 18 Indonesia 15,720 0.2


Total GM 9,624,150 11.6

Data source: Thanks to OICA and GM.

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