Buick Excelle GT

Top selling car in China - Buick Excelle

In 2010 the number of operational vehicles in the world passed the 1 billion mark for the first time according to research done by WardsAuto. This number includes cars, buses as well as light and medium duty trucks.

The US has 239.8 million vehicles on the road. With 0.77 vehicles per person, it is the highest vehicle to person ratio in the world. According to Wall Street Journal, year-to-date light vehicle sales are up 10.9%  in 2011, after a dramatic slowdown in new car sales in 2010.

The most  dramatic growth happened in China where vehicle registrations jumped 27% to a total of 78 million units. China is an exploding car marker with huge growth potential. Even with the the second largest vehicle population, the vehicle to person ratio is only 0.06 vehicles per person which is about 13 times smaller than United States. China overtook US in 2009 as world’s biggest car as measured by new car sales.

Emerging markets in India and Brazil also experienced dramatic growth adding to the overall population of vehicles.



Sources: WardsAuto, WSJ, Guardian

About the Author: Alex Marinov

Alex Marinov is the president of RCG Logistics LLC, with years experience in the shipping and freight industry. His main interest include sustainable building design, video production and automobiles.


Posted by
Alex Marinov
Post Date

Recent Posts

Car Shipping Quote

Pick Up From*

Deliver To*

Help Center

Recent Blogs

  • Are you considering relocating to another state? Here are some key steps to take into consideration to make sure your relocation goes smoothly. How To Relocate To Another State? A Checklist for Moving Out of State Many people get excited at the prospect of moving to a new state, but [...]

    By Published On: 11/21/2022Categories: Relocation
  • Have you question "How To Negotiate A Relocation Package?" it is essential to calculate the costs. This will help you understand what you need and what you can afford. How To Negotiate A Relocation Package? Depending on the distance between your workplace and your new job, your employer may provide [...]

    By Published On: 11/08/2022Categories: Relocation
  • Are you part of a company that relies on a commercial fleet of vehicles in Hurricane Ian-affected parts of Florida and South Carolina? Are you struggling to coordinate commercial vehicle transport or unsure of what to do about inoperable vehicles? If your answer to any of these questions was yes, [...]

    By Published On: 10/25/2022Categories: Car Shipping, Hurricane Ian