China remains the world leader in car sales in August with 2 million 114 thousand cars, which is higher by 8.5% than a year ago. As noted, the positive dynamics has been observed for the fourth month in a row, which was partly due to fears of a second wave of coronavirus from consumers. In America, 1 million 329 thousand cars were sold, which is lower by 19.1% than a year before. Automotive markets in Western Europe in August reached 887.5 thousand vehicles (-17.4%). Car sales in Eastern Europe fell by 2.3% to 328.7 thousand units.
At the same time, the Russian car market showed a slight decrease (-0.5%), while in Turkey the demand for cars continued to grow - in August by 134%. In South America, local dealers sold 202,000 vehicles, less by 26.3% from August of the previous year. Among the world's largest car markets, it is also worth mentioning Japan (322.1 thousand units, -15.6%), Canada (161.4 thousand units, -11.8%) and Korea (132.3 thousand units,-2%).