8,389,769: that’s the amount of vehicles General Motors delivered globally in calendar year 2010. The number represents a significant 12.2 percent increase from 2009 levels of 7,477,178 units but leaves GM as the number-two automaker worldwide, with Toyota taking the crown after registering 8.42 million deliveries in 2010.
The General also achieved double-digit gains in five of its top 10 markets, with a 28.8 percent increase in China — GM’s latest market by volume — and a whopping 43 percent gain in Uzbekistan, which became GM’s tenth-largest market by volume. In the U.S. — GM’s second-largest market — the automaker saw vehicle deliveries rise by 6.3 percent in the face of the phase-out of four brands. The General’s third-largest market — Brazil — saw deliveries rise by 10.4 percent.
Those curious about how GM counts its sales numbers in China should know that its joint venture (JV) agreement with SGMW (44% GM ownership) and FAW-GM (50% GM ownership) allows GM to report SGMW and FAW-GM JV sales in China as a part of its global market share… so there you have it.
Top 10 Markets - 2010
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Top Brands - 2010
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