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What's driving China?

November 16, 2010

The Chinese account for 20 percent of the world’s population. But almost none of them have cars to drive, according to the statistics division of the United Nations.

Data from 2005, the most recent year for which statistics are available, shows China ranks a distant 13th on the world’s list of most motor vehicles per 1,000 residents. The United States leads the pack.

United States              791
Australia                     668
Germany                     587
Canada                       584
Japan                          571
Switzerland                  559
United Kingdom            532
South Korea                 313
Russia                         199
Mexico                       &​nbsp; 191
Brazil                           118
Iraq                       &nb​sp;       41
China                           ​  20
India                              18

 

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