China was most noteworthy among the countries where private car ownership kept increasing during the three-year period. In the US, the UK and Germany, the growth was steady, either 50 or 100 cars a year. In China, there was an annual increase of 100 cars between 2009 and 2010, and the number spiked to 500 in 2011. In addition, China is noticeable also because its car ownership was lower than that of any other country throughout the three years.
Every 1,000 French people owned 600, 650 and 550 cars in the three years, and the fluctuating car ownership also happened in Canada, where the number varied significantly between the years, surging [surge] from 400 to 800 and then sliding [slide] to 700. It is also notable that all of the three yearswitnessed that the US had the highest car ownership.