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In 1990, the United States accounted for 32.4% of the world's vehicles. The number of vehicles in the world nearly doubled between 1990 and 2010, due to growth of vehicles in other countries, such as China and India. By 2010, the U.S. accounted for only 23.6% of the world's vehicles.

Number of Vehicles in the U.S. and the World, 1990, 2000, and 2010
Graphic showing the number of vehicles in the United States and the world for the years 1990, 2000, and 2012. See table below for more detailed information.

Note: Vehicles include cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, and buses.

Supporting Information

Number of Vehicles in the U.S. and the World, 1990, 2000, and 2010
(Million Vehicles)

Calendar Year United States Rest of the World Total World Vehicles
1990 189 394 583
2000 214 523 737
2010 240 775 1,015
Sources: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 31, Tables 3.2 and 3.3

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