Russia is second in automobile production in Europe

Russia is second in automobile production in Europe

Avtostat – According to the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle manufacturers (OICA) data, 84 million vehicles of all types have been manufactured in the world in 2012 (+5.3%). Three quarters of this figure is formed of passenger cars.

The highest number of automobiles were manufactured in China. The automobile production of the country has increased by 7.2%, reaching 15.5 million vehicles. The second place is occupied by Japan (8.5 million, +19.5%). The number of automobiles manufactured in the European continent, including Turkey and the CIS countries, is 17.4 million. While Germany became the biggest manufacturer in Europe (5.4 million vehicles) , Russia came second, overtaking France. The number of automobiles manufactured in the country reached 1.9 million vehicles. The total production number in NAFTA countries is 6.9 million (+23.7%), on the other hand. 60% of this figure has been manufactured in USA. 3.2 million vehicles have been manufactured in South America in 2012. Brasil is the regional leader of production with a share of 82%. The total automobile production of the African continent is 381,000 vehicles. 103,000 of this figure belongs to Morocco.