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There is a lot of information that the VIN can tell you about a specific vehicle. 

From vehicle specs to vehicle history reports, your car’s VIN can be a powerful tool. 

One of the first things you can learn about a vehicle with its VIN number is where the vehicle was made. 

This page will provide you with an overview of decoding where your car was manufactured by using the VIN. 

How do you find out where your car was made?

One of the easiest methods for determining where a car was made is by using the VIN. 

By decoding the vehicle identification number or referring to the VIN country code chart below, you can quickly determine:

  • The country where your car was built. 
  • The manufacture of the vehicle.
  • The city, state, and manufacturing plant where the vehicle was assembled. 

What VIN digit is the country of origin?

The first 3 characters of the VIN are known as the World Manufacturer Identifier, or WMI. 

These 3 numbers can be used to determine which manufacturer built the vehicle and where in the world it was built. 

The first digit of the VIN represents the country of origin. 

The second digit describes the manufacturer and location. 

The third digit describes the type of vehicle. 

VIN Country Code

Refer to the table below to find out which country your vehicle was manufactured in. 

Simply refer to the first 3 digits of your VIN and reference the table below to get the answer. 

Alternatively, you can enter your vehicle identification number into our free VIN decoder to get all the information you need. 

VIN CodeCountry of Origin
1, 4, 5United States
2Canada
3A-3WMexico
3X-37Costa Rica
38-39Cayman Islands
6Australia
7New Zealand
8A-8EArgentina
8F-8KChile
8L-8REcuador
8S-8WPeru
8X-82Venezuela
9A-9EBrazil
9F-9KColombia
9L-9RParaguay
9S-9WUruguay
9X-92Trinidad & Tobago
93-99Brazil
AA- AHSouth Africa
AJ – ANCote d’Ivoire
BA – BEAngola
BF- BKKenya
BL- BRTanzania
CA- CEBenin
CF- CKMadagascar
CL- CRTunisia
DA- DEEgypt
DF- DKMorocco
DL- DRZambia
EA- EEEthiopia
EF- EKMozambique
FA- FEGhana
FF- FKNigeria
JJapan
KA- KESri- Lanka
KF- KKIsrael
KL- KRSouth Korea
KS- K0Kazakhstan
LChina
MA- MEIndia
MF-MKIndonesia
ML- MRThailand
MS- M0Myanmar
NA- NEIran
NF- NKPakistan
NL- NRTurkey
PA- PEPhilippines
PF- PKSingapore
PL- PRMalaysia
RA- REUnited Arab Emirates
RF- RKTaiwan
RL- RRVietnam
RS- R0Saudi Arabia
SA- SMUnited Kingdom
SN- STGermany
SU- SZPoland
S1- S4Latvia
TA- THSwitzerland
TJ- TPCzech Republic
TR- TVHungary
TW- T1Portugal
UH- UMDenmark
UN- UTIreland
UU- UZRomania
U5- U7Slovakia
VA- VEAustria
VF- VRFrance
VS- VWSpain
VX- V2Serbia
V3- V5Croatia
V6- V0Estonia
WGermany
XA- XEBulgaria
XF- XKGreece
XL- XRNetherlands
XS- XWRussia
XX- X2Luxembourg
X3-X0Russia
YA-YEBelgium
YF-YKFinland
YL-YRMalta
YS-YWSweden
YX-Y2Norway
Y3-Y5Belarus
Y6-Y0Ukraine
ZA-ZRItaly
ZX-Z2Slovenia
Z3-Z5Lithuania