chart analysis task
Exercise 3: The chart shows the percentage of car manufacturer's total sales in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
The graph provides information about the proportion of total sales of car manufacturers in four continents over the course of 4 years, starting from 2006. Overall, there was an upward trend in the number of total car sales in Asia and Europe, as opposed to the data for South America and North America. The data for North America registered the lowest figures throughout the period, bottoming in 2008. In addition, South America displayed the greatest difference over the period.
In 2006, almost 30% of Asians bought cars, which slightly increased to 33% in 2007. The data remained unchanged until 2008, before climbing to reach the highest value on record of 50% in 2010, making it the most popular car manufacturer in that year. In contrast, the proportion of cars traded in North America, with the figure standing at 10% of total sales of car manufacturers, witnessed a two-fold descend to 5% in 2009. This figure then recovered slightly to 11% in 2010.
In the first year of the period, the percentage of total car sales of European car manufacturers and South American were approximately the same, at about 30%. The data for Europe exhibited a gradual growth of 8% to reach 38% in 2008, followed by a slight decline of 8% after 2 years. Likewise, the percentage of total car sales of South American car producers fell and remained unchanged at 21% in the next 2 years, before slightly descending to 9% in 2010.