China led the world in automotive production between January and March 2013 with 9 million units sold, which was a rise of 18.4 percent against the first quarter of 2012.
Brazil was the world’s fourth-largest car manufacturer in the first quarter of the year with sales of 1.7 million cars, which was a rise of 4.6 percent against the first quarter of 2012, according to statistics from Brazilian consultancy JATO Dynamics.
In second place was the US with 7.8 million cars sold (+7.6 percent year on year) and Japan in third place with 2.6 million units sold, which was a drop of 8.1 percent against the same quarter of 2012.
Germany was ranked after Brazil in fifth place, with sales of 1.6 million vehicles or a drop of 8.1 percent year on year. (macauhub)