The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.


Market Share of Companies
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General Motors $x.xlock
Toyota $x.xlock
Volkswagen $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Global Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry is expected to trend higher, bolstered by improving economic conditions, particularly at the consumer level. In addition, the industry has benefited as developed economies, such as the United States and Japan, have enacted monetary policy to stimulate growth, pushing interest rates lower. As interest rates fell, consumers were more apt to purchase a new vehicle due to the more affordable financing options available. Over the next five years, the industry is anticipated to experience favorable conditions. The more mature economies of Western Europe, Japan and the United States are expected to grow slowly, so new markets will propel revenue...

Industry Locations

According to data from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, North Asia is the largest producer of vehicles overall, with China leading in terms of production volumes. The region supports 19.4% of the world's population and makes up 39.5% of industry establishments. The over-representation of this region is primarily due to China's above-average growth. Chinese demand for cars and light trucks has been growing strongly due to rising incomes. This trend is expected to continue over the next five years, although at a slower rate. Overall, 27.4% of industry establishments are located in China alone. This is followed by Japan, which houses 9.5% over industry locations and South Korea, which holds 4.7%.

Europe is the second-largest auto producer and holds 28.9% o..

Additional Insights for the Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry are

  • Flexibility in determining expenditure
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Use of most efficient work practices
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global per capita income and World price of crude oil in the Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture chassis for automobiles and light-duty motor vehicles and assemble final automobiles and light-duty motor vehicles. These vehicles include passenger cars, pickup trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), crossover utility vehicles and vans.

    Industry Products
    SUVs and crossovers
    Commercial vehicles
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing passenger cars
    Manufacturing light trucks and sport utility vehicles
    Manufacturing vans

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global per capita income
  • World price of crude oil
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Oil and emissions
  • BRIC countries
  • Industry structure and trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Global expansion continues
  • Finding the perfect location
  • Green technology
  • Table: Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Car & Automobile Sales

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Auto Parts & Accessories Manufacturing
  • Global Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Global Iron and Steel Mills
  • Global Tire Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • SUVs and crossovers
  • Cars
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Chart: Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households (developing markets)
  • Households (mature markets)
  • Businesses (mature markets)
  • Businesses (developing markets)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Volkswagen AG Toyota Motor Corp.General Motors Corp.Ford Motor Co.
  • Table: Volkswagen AG - financial performance
  • Table: Toyota Motor Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: General Motors Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Ford Motor Co. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry
    Includes: Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Big Three
  • A term referring to General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, the three largest US automakers.
  • Flexible-Fuel Vehicles
  • Vehicles that run on two different types of fuel, most commonly ethanol and gasoline.
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Cars that run on a combination of an electric battery and a gasoline engine to achieve higher fuel efficiency than a standard car.
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