I haven't in the past highlighted MINI production by nation before. However, three nations are now involved MINI production so there is something to talk about. The UK is obviously the main centre, with Austria and the Netherlands added progressively. The latter two are plants not owned by BMW but assembly is done for them.
In the UK at the Oxford plant the 3 and 5 door models are made, as well as the Clubman. The Magna Steyr owned facility in Graz, Austria makes the Countryman and Paceman (the latter about to end) for BMW MINI. Finally VDL Nedcar at Born, The Netherlands assembles the 3 door hatch and is the exclusive location for convertible manufacturing.
The BMW MINI came to life in the year 2000, but really 2001 and it wasn't until 2002 that serious numbers were being made. The success over the years is a testament to the cachet the original had. BMW's effort has got rather large but that is the case with many cars today.
The UK was the exclusive assembly location until 2010, when Austria was added due to capacity constraints in the UK. More recently in 2014, The Netherlands was the third nation to join the club, so to speak. The UK accounts for nearly 60% of the total volume produced.
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2.8 million have been made in the UK, nearly 600,000 in Austria and The Netherlands approaching 100,000. That adds up to 3.5 million.
Pic source: Netcarshow.