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The dramatic internationalization of the locations of worldwide motor vehicle production since 2000

The market shares of the individual countries at worldwide automobile production have been dramatically changing in the more than 10 years since 2000. Quest TechnoMarketing made these changes clearly visible and published them in the Quest Trend Magazine.

 

In 2000 the five countries USA, Japan, Germany, France and Spain produced still almost 60% of the worldwide motor vehicle production. Twelve years later this world market share was cut almost in half to 35%.

 

In 2000 scarcely 8% of the worldwide automobile production came from the three countries Brazil, India and China. Twelve years later this share quadrupled to nearly 32%.

 

So now almost as many cars roll from the assembly belts in Brazil India and China as together in the USA, Japan, Germany, France and Spain.

 

The driving force of this development is the internationalization of production. It became the new main strategy of the 10 largest automakers at the end of the nineties. The term „globalization“ though often used is misleading in this context. Globalization already originated in the 15th century with the first world realm of mankind history under the Spanish king Philipp II.

 

The article contains the ranking of the 10 largest automobile countries in the comparison of the years 2000 and 2011. The numbers are from OICA, Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, Paris.

 

China held rank 7 in the year 2000. Within twelve years China could more than sextuple its world market share and catapulting itself on rank 1.

 

In China nearly as many motor vehicles were produced in 2012 as together in the USA and Japan.

 

One further article in the Quest Trend Magazine documents the development of the market shares of the 10 largest automobile manufacturers in China in the comparison of the years 2000 and 2011.

 

The Quest Trend Magazine published in addition how the market shares of the 10 largest automakers changed in the 10 largest automobile countries in the comparison of the years 2000 and 2011.

 

Quest TechnoMarketing is specialized in market surveys for the automation technology for more than 20 years. This series of articles highlights the background for a market study how the internationalization of the automakers is influencing the procurement for the automation technology.

 

The series of articles „Internationalization of automobile production“ is accessible via http://www.quest-trendmagazin.de/Automotive-Industry.29.0.html?&L=1 in English and German language.

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