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China surpasses Japan as the world’s largest auto exporter in 2023

Whenever we used to prepare for any entrance exam, we always considered Japan as the answer to the question of who exports the most in the automobile sector, but now you be alert because the number one king in terms of exports in the automobile sector is now China which surpasses Japan as the largest auto exporter of automobiles.

China has overtaken Japan as the world’s top exporter of automobiles, according to the latest data from 2023. This is a remarkable shift in the global auto industry, as Japan has long been regarded as the dominant player in this sector.

According to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Japan exported 4.42 million vehicles in 2023, while the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reported that China exported 4.91 million vehicles in the same year.

China, Largest Exporter of Cars

The difference between the two countries lies not only in the quantity, but also in the quality and diversity of their auto products. Japanese automakers, led by Toyota, the world’s largest carmaker by sales, have a strong presence in various markets around the world, such as India, EU, USA, and Australia. They have also been the pioneers of hybrid technology, which combines battery power and internal combustion engines, exemplified by the popular Toyota Prius.

Number 1 Selling Car Worldwide

Chinese automakers, on the other hand, have focused more on the domestic market and the emerging field of electric vehicles. With the support of the Chinese government, they have invested heavily in developing and producing all-electric cars, which are more environmentally friendly and cost-effective. One of the leading companies in this segment is BYD, which surpassed Tesla as the world’s best-selling electric carmaker in 2023.


The competition between China and Japan in the auto industry is expected to intensify in the coming years, as both countries seek to expand their market share and innovation capabilities. This will have significant implications for the future of mobility and sustainability.”

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