Aircraft Parts Exports by Country

Aircraft parts exports

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International sales of aircraft parts exported by country totaled US$88.6 billion in 2018.

Overall, the value of aircraft parts exports rose by an average 7.6% for all exporting countries since 2014 when shipments of aircraft parts were valued at $82.4 billion. From 2017 to 2018, exported aircraft parts depreciated by -1.2%.

Among continents, Europe sold the highest dollar worth of exported aircraft parts during 2018 with shipments valued at $51 billion or 57.5% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 27.5% while 11.2% of worldwide aircraft parts shipments originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Oceania (1.7%) led by Australia, Africa (1.5%) and Latin America (0.6%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 8803 for aircraft parts. Subsets under this code prefix include spacecraft components.

Aircraft Parts Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of aircraft parts during 2018.

  1. United Kingdom: US$16.7 billion (18.8% of exported aircraft parts)
  2. Germany: $11.1 billion (12.6%)
  3. France: $8.3 billion (9.4%)
  4. Singapore: $6.6 billion (7.4%)
  5. United States: $6 billion (6.8%)
  6. Japan: $3.9 billion (4.5%)
  7. Italy: $3.2 billion (3.7%)
  8. Canada: $3.2 billion (3.6%)
  9. Spain: $2.9 billion (3.3%)
  10. Israel: $2.1 billion (2.4%)
  11. China: $2.1 billion (2.4%)
  12. Netherlands: $1.9 billion (2.1%)
  13. South Korea: $1.8 billion (2%)
  14. India: $1.8 billion (2%)
  15. Malaysia: $1.7 billion (1.9%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 82.8% of global aircraft parts exported in 2018.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing aircraft parts exporters since 2014 were: Malaysia (up 102.2%), Israel (up 39.7%), China (up 36.4%) and South Korea (up 31.6%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported aircraft parts sales namely: Japan (down -24.5%), Canada (down -12.8%), Italy (down -12.1%), Netherlands (down -6.4%) and Spain (down -6.1%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for aircraft parts during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported aircraft parts and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. United Kingdom: US$11.2 billion (net export surplus up 47.5% since 2014)
  2. Germany: $2.1 billion (up 120.4%)
  3. Israel: $1.83 billion (up 76.2%)
  4. Japan: $1.77 billion (down -40.2%)
  5. India: $1.24 billion (reversing a -$172.6 million deficit)
  6. Italy: $1.19 billion (down -21%)
  7. South Korea: $1.1 billion (up 42.1%)
  8. Austria: $962.6 million (up 35%)
  9. Netherlands: $728.4 million (down -22.1%)
  10. Belgium: $670.9 million (up 39.3%)
  11. Spain: $603.6 million (down -49.3%)
  12. Mexico: $559.8 million (down -37.9%)
  13. Australia: $553.9 million (down -46.6%)
  14. Poland: $415.2 million (up 29.1%)
  15. Thailand: $266.8 million (down -48%)

The United Kingdom has the highest surplus in the international trade of aircraft parts. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms the UK’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for aircraft parts during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported aircraft parts purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$13.2 billion (net export deficit up 13.5% since 2014)
  2. France: -$8 billion (down -9.1%)
  3. Saudi Arabia: -$1.5 billion (up 3.1%)
  4. Canada: -$1.4 billion (up 77.7%)
  5. Taiwan: -$1.3 billion (reversing a $162.8 million surplus)
  6. China: -$637 million (down -21.5%)
  7. Singapore: -$632.3 million (reversing a $973.3 million surplus)
  8. United Arab Emirates: -$539.8 million (down -33.9%)
  9. Indonesia: -$516.6 million (up 111.6%)
  10. Philippines: -$291.2 million (up 20.7%)
  11. Czech Republic: -$258.2 million (reversing a $111.3 million surplus)
  12. Vietnam: -$203 million (up 509.6%)
  13. Switzerland: -$195.8 million (reversing a $593.1 million surplus)
  14. Qatar: -$192.3 million (down -88.5%)
  15. New Zealand: -$179.8 million (down -15.9%)

Overtaking France two years earlier in 2017, the United States of America incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of aircraft parts. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for aircraft parts-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Aircraft Parts Exporting Companies

Below are global aircraft parts-processing conglomerates that represent established players engaged in the international trade of aircraft parts. Their home country is shown within parenthesis.

  • Apex Aircraft (France)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals (India)
  • Binder Aviatik KG (Germany)
  • Bombardier (Canada)
  • Britten-Norman (United Kingdom)
  • Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (China)
  • H&E Paramotores (Spain)
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan)
  • Storm Aircraft (Italy)
  • The Boeing Company (United States)


 

Searchable List of Aircraft Parts Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterAircraft Parts Exports (US$)%World Total
1.United Kingdom$16.7 billion18.8%
2.Germany$11.1 billion12.6%
3.France$8.3 billion9.4%
4.Singapore$6.6 billion7.4%
5.United States$6 billion6.8%
6.Japan$3.9 billion4.5%
7.Italy$3.2 billion3.7%
8.Canada$3.2 billion3.6%
9.Spain$2.9 billion3.3%
10.Israel$2.1 billion2.4%
11.China$2.1 billion2.4%
12.Netherlands$1.9 billion2.1%
13.South Korea$1.8 billion2%
14.India$1.8 billion2%
15.Malaysia$1.7 billion1.9%
16.Australia$1.4 billion1.6%
17.Austria$1.2 billion1.3%
18.Belgium$1.2 billion1.3%
19.Philippines$946.1 million1.1%
20.Hong Kong$833.9 million0.9%
21.Morocco$792.6 million0.9%
22.Poland$714.5 million0.8%
23.Mexico$702.8 million0.8%
24.Switzerland$679.8 million0.8%
25.Turkey$653.4 million0.7%
26.Thailand$580.3 million0.7%
27.Norway$559.3 million0.6%
28.Brazil$472.1 million0.5%
29.Taiwan$460.8 million0.5%
30.Ireland$424.9 million0.5%
31.Czech Republic$411.1 million0.5%
32.Romania$345 million0.4%
33.Sweden$276.1 million0.3%
34.Portugal$276 million0.3%
35.Denmark$268.4 million0.3%
36.United Arab Emirates$253.3 million0.3%
37.Tunisia$239.6 million0.3%
38.Vietnam$219.8 million0.2%
39.South Africa$198 million0.2%
40.Jordan$179.3 million0.2%
41.Malta$117.3 million0.1%
42.Indonesia$87.1 million0.1%
43.Luxembourg$77.2 million0.1%
44.Finland$56.1 million0.1%
45.Hungary$56.1 million0.1%
46.Ukraine$43.6 million0.05%
47.Lithuania$39.3 million0.04%
48.New Zealand$37.3 million0.04%
49.Ecuador$35.2 million0.04%
50.Saudi Arabia$30.5 million0.03%
51.Brunei Darussalam$30.2 million0.03%
52.Colombia$28.2 million0.03%
53.Croatia$26.8 million0.03%
54.Greece$25.4 million0.03%
55.Slovenia$22 million0.02%
56.Uganda$15.3 million0.02%
57.Mozambique$15.1 million0.02%
58.Bulgaria$14.1 million0.02%
59.Pakistan$13.9 million0.02%
60.Qatar$13.1 million0.01%
61.Kuwait$12.2 million0.01%
62.Latvia$12 million0.01%
63.Sri Lanka$8.5 million0.01%
64.Kazakhstan$8.4 million0.01%
65.Gabon$8 million0.01%
66.Serbia$8 million0.01%
67.Argentina$7.7 million0.01%
68.Macao$6.7 million0.01%
69.Chile$6.3 million0.01%
70.Mauritius$6.1 million0.01%
71.Oman$5.8 million0.01%
72.Fiji$5.6 million0.01%
73.Lebanon$5.2 million0.01%
74.Algeria$4.9 million0.01%
75.Peru$4.8 million0.01%
76.Burkina Faso$4.5 million0.01%
77.Slovakia$4.4 million0.005%
78.Estonia$3.9 million0.004%
79.French Polynesia$3 million0.003%
80.Ethiopia$2.9 million0.003%
81.Tanzania$2.7 million0.003%
82.Myanmar (Burma)$2.7 million0.003%
83.Kenya$2.4 million0.003%
84.Nigeria$2.4 million0.003%
85.Madagascar$2.2 million0.003%
86.Afghanistan$2.1 million0.002%
87.Papua New Guinea$1.8 million0.002%
88.New Caledonia$1.4 million0.002%
89.Zimbabwe$1.3 million0.002%
90.Venezuela$1.3 million0.001%
91.Mali$1.3 million0.001%
92.Chad$1.3 million0.001%
93.Barbados$1.1 million0.001%
94.Bangladesh$1.1 million0.001%
95.Cyprus$1.1 million0.001%
96.Laos$1 million0.001%
97.Panama$996,0000.001%
98.Azerbaijan$993,0000.001%
99.Bahrain$953,0000.001%
100.Niger$933,0000.001%
101.Bhutan$855,0000.001%
102.Costa Rica$840,0000.001%
103.Ivory Coast$832,0000.001%
104.Iceland$797,0000.001%
105.Paraguay$778,0000.001%
106.Faroe Islands$741,0000.001%
107.Maldives$659,0000.001%
108.Nepal$627,0000.001%
109.Angola$606,0000.001%
110.Bermuda$598,0000.001%
111.Djibouti$574,0000.001%
112.Eswatini$567,0000.001%
113.Zambia$544,0000.001%
114.Trinidad/Tobago$513,0000.001%
115.Kyrgyzstan$500,0000.001%
116.Namibia$484,0000.001%
117.Guyana$483,0000.001%
118.Cuba$478,0000.001%
119.North Macedonia$466,0000.001%
120.Botswana$406,0000.0005%
121.Jamaica$390,0000.0004%
122.Somalia$389,0000.0004%
123.Cayman Islands$367,0000.0004%
124.Togo$309,0000.0003%
125.Ghana$298,0000.0003%
126.Sao Tome/Principe$283,0000.0003%
127.Senegal$281,0000.0003%
128.Cameroon$279,0000.0003%
129.Democr. Rep. Congo$273,0000.0003%
130.Georgia$263,0000.0003%
131.Congo$252,0000.0003%
132.Greenland$249,0000.0003%
133.Libya$246,0000.0003%
134.Dominican Republic$231,0000.0003%
135.Belize$211,0000.0002%
136.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$205,0000.0002%
137.Seychelles$176,0000.0002%
138.Turkmenistan$163,0000.0002%
139.Antigua/Barbuda$163,0000.0002%
140.Solomon Islands$161,0000.0002%
141.Guinea$151,0000.0002%
142.Tajikistan$150,0000.0002%
143.Iran$140,0000.0002%
144.US Minor Outlying Is$132,0000.0001%
145.Vanuatu$127,0000.0001%
146.Micronesia$124,0000.0001%
147.Sudan$119,0000.0001%
148.Moldova$119,0000.0001%
149.Curaçao$112,0000.0001%
150.Uzbekistan$101,0000.0001%
151.Mongolia$99,0000.0001%
152.Albania$93,0000.0001%
153.Central African Rep$79,0000.0001%
154.Andorra$75,0000.0001%
155.Montenegro$74,0000.0001%
156.Sierra Leone$64,0000.0001%
157.Iraq$52,0000.0001%
158.El Salvador$52,0000.0001%
159.Eritrea$48,0000.0001%
160.Equatorial Guinea$47,0000.0001%
161.Rwanda$45,0000.0001%
162.Tokelau$42,0000.00005%
163.Cambodia$42,0000.00005%
164.Guam$35,0000.00004%
165.Kiribati$34,0000.00004%
166.Timor-Leste$28,0000.00003%
167.Bosnia/Herzegovina$27,0000.00003%
168.Marshall Islands$25,0000.00003%
169.Honduras$23,0000.00003%
170.Grenada$15,0000.00002%
171.Guatemala$12,0000.00001%
172.Armenia$10,0000.00001%
173.Bahamas$9,0000.00001%
174.Liberia$9,0000.00001%
175.Uruguay$9,0000.00001%
176.British Virgin Islands$8,0000.00001%
177.Aruba$7,0000.00001%
178.Tonga$7,0000.00001%
179.Anguilla$6,0000.00001%
180.Syrian Arab Republic$5,0000.00001%
181.Northern Mariana Is$4,0000.000005%
182.Niue$4,0000.000005%
183.Comoros$4,0000.000005%
184.Cocos (Keeling) Is$3,0000.000003%
185.Dominica$3,0000.000003%
186.French S./Antarctic Terr$3,0000.000003%
187.Haiti$3,0000.000003%
188.Suriname$3,0000.000003%
189.Nicaragua$2,0000.000002%
190.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$2,0000.000002%
191.Nauru$2,0000.000002%
192.Christmas Island$2,0000.000002%
193.Cook Islands$2,0000.000002%
194.Br. Indian Ocean Terr$2,0000.000002%
195.American Samoa$2,0000.000002%
196.Malawi$1,0000.000001%
197.Turks/Caicos Islands$1,0000.000001%
198.St Vincent/Grenadines$1,0000.000001%
199.Saint Kitts/Nevis$1,0000.000001%


See also Aerospace Exports by Country, Car Exports by Country and Exported Trucks by Country

Research Sources:
Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 28, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 28, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 28, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 28, 2019

Wikipedia, List of aircraft manufacturers . Accessed on June 12, 2018