Automotive Parts Exports by Country

Automotive Parts Exports by Country

Car parts, accessories

Global sales from auto parts exports by country totaled US$412.1 billion in 2018.

Overall the value of auto parts exports rose by an average 10.1% for all exporting countries since 2014 when auto parts shipments were valued at $374.3 billion. Year over year, the value of global automotive parts exports accelerated by 5.8% from 2017 to 2018.

Among continents, European countries sold the highest dollar worth of automotive parts exports during 2018 with shipments valued at $199 billion or 48.3% of the global total. Second-place Asia supplied 29.3% followed by North American shipments at 21%. Smaller percentages belong to Latin America (0.8%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (0.3%) and Oceania (0.2%) led by Australia.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for motor vehicle parts and accessories is 8708.

Automotive Parts Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 suppliers that exported the highest dollar value worth of automotive parts during 2018.

  1. Germany: US$67.1 billion (16.3% of total auto parts exports)
  2. United States: $45.5 billion (11%)
  3. Japan: $35.9 billion (8.7%)
  4. China: $34.8 billion (8.5%)
  5. Mexico: $29.7 billion (7.2%)
  6. South Korea: $19.5 billion (4.7%)
  7. France: $15.7 billion (3.8%)
  8. Czech Republic: $15.3 billion (3.7%)
  9. Italy: $15.3 billion (3.7%)
  10. Poland: $14.4 billion (3.5%)
  11. Spain: $11.7 billion (2.8%)
  12. Canada: $11.4 billion (2.8%)
  13. Thailand: $8.5 billion (2.1%)
  14. Romania: $7.6 billion (1.9%)
  15. United Kingdom: $7.1 billion (1.7%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 82.4% of all auto parts exports in 2018 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing auto parts exporters since 2014 were: Romania (up 44.7%), Poland (up 36%), Mexico (up 30.3%) and Thailand (up 25.4%).

Two countries posted declines in their exported auto parts sales namely South Korea (down -19.7%) and France (down -6.6%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for automotive 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 automotive parts exports and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Japan: US$27 billion (net export surplus up 8.8% since 2014)
  2. Germany: $23.3 billion (up 3.9%)
  3. South Korea: $15.6 billion (down -24.7%)
  4. Italy: $6.5 billion (down -14.2%)
  5. Poland: $6 billion (up 46.3%)
  6. China: $5.5 billion (up 417.9%)
  7. Czech Republic: $4.2 billion (down -8.1%)
  8. Romania: $3 billion (up 36.3%)
  9. Taiwan: $2.6 billion (up 19%)
  10. Mexico: $2.4 billion (reversing a -$101.1 million deficit)
  11. Thailand: $1.6 billion (up 7.9%)
  12. Hungary: $1.3 billion (up 32,195%)
  13. Philippines: $407.4 million (down -61%)
  14. India: $320.5 million (down -7.9%)
  15. Tunisia: $232.7 million (up 257.5%)

Japan has the highest surplus in the international trade of automotive parts. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Japan’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for automotive 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 automotive parts import purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$26 billion (net export deficit up 24.1% since 2014)
  2. United Kingdom: -$10.1 billion (up 0.1%)
  3. Canada: -$8.8 billion (down -7.3%)
  4. Russia: -$8.4 billion (down -9.5%)
  5. Spain: -$6 billion (down -33.5%)
  6. Slovakia: -$5.6 billion (up 70.4%)
  7. Brazil: -$3.7 billion (down -19.8%)
  8. Netherlands: -$2.9 billion (up 300.4%)
  9. Argentina: -$2.1 billion (up 2%)
  10. France: -$2 billion (reversing a $3.6 billion surplus)
  11. Finland: -$1.9 billion (up 118.7%)
  12. Belgium: -$1.7 billion (down -45.6%)
  13. Malaysia: -$1.7 billion (up 12.5%)
  14. United Arab Emirates: -$1.7 billion (up 47.6%)
  15. Indonesia: -$1.6 billion (up 25.2%)

United States has the highest deficit in the international trade of automotive parts. In turn, this negative cashflow confirms America’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for automotive parts-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand from American consumers.

Companies

Automotive Parts Exporting Companies

Crain Communications Inc’s Automotive News supplement ranks the following manufacturers as among the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers. These companies are known as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) which means they are subcontractors to the original vehicle creators. Shown within parenthesis is the country where the company is headquartered.

  1. Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
  2. Magna International Inc (Canada)
  3. Continental AG (Germany)
  4. Denso Corp (Japan)
  5. Aisin Seiki Co (Japan)
  6. Hyundai Mobis (South Korea)
  7. Faurecia (France)
  8. Johnson Controls Inc (United States)
  9. ZF Friedrichshafen AG (Germany)
  10. Lear Corp (United States)

The above list is sorted in the same order as in an Automotive News ranking.



 

Searchable List of Automotive Parts Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterAuto Parts Exports (US$)%World Total
1.Germany$67.1 billion16.3%
2.United States$45.5 billion11%
3.Japan$35.9 billion8.7%
4.China$34.8 billion8.5%
5.Mexico$29.7 billion7.2%
6.South Korea$19.5 billion4.7%
7.France$15.7 billion3.8%
8.Czech Republic$15.3 billion3.7%
9.Italy$15.3 billion3.7%
10.Poland$14.4 billion3.5%
11.Spain$11.7 billion2.8%
12.Canada$11.4 billion2.8%
13.Thailand$8.5 billion2.1%
14.Romania$7.6 billion1.9%
15.United Kingdom$7.1 billion1.7%
16.Hungary$6.6 billion1.6%
17.Belgium$6.4 billion1.6%
18.Sweden$5.6 billion1.4%
19.Austria$5.4 billion1.3%
20.India$5.1 billion1.2%
21.Slovakia$5.1 billion1.2%
22.Turkey$4.5 billion1.1%
23.Netherlands$4.3 billion1%
24.Taiwan$4.1 billion1%
25.Portugal$3.6 billion0.9%
26.Brazil$2.2 billion0.5%
27.Indonesia$2.2 billion0.5%
28.Singapore$2 billion0.5%
29.Vietnam$1.5 billion0.4%
30.Switzerland$1.4 billion0.3%
31.Slovenia$1.3 billion0.3%
32.Philippines$1 billion0.2%
33.Denmark$968 million0.2%
34.Malaysia$838.6 million0.2%
35.Argentina$757.7 million0.2%
36.South Africa$690.4 million0.2%
37.Australia$619 million0.2%
38.Norway$562.1 million0.1%
39.Russia$560.6 million0.1%
40.Tunisia$526 million0.1%
41.Belarus$351.9 million0.1%
42.Croatia$325.5 million0.1%
43.Lithuania$307.1 million0.1%
44.Hong Kong$276.9 million0.1%
45.Finland$272.2 million0.1%
46.Latvia$243.4 million0.1%
47.Luxembourg$239 million0.1%
48.United Arab Emirates$224.3 million0.1%
49.Serbia$214.8 million0.1%
50.Chile$198.8 million0.05%
51.Estonia$177 million0.04%
52.Morocco$174.8 million0.04%
53.Ireland$166.1 million0.04%
54.Bosnia/Herzegovina$164.8 million0.04%
55.Bulgaria$164.1 million0.04%
56.North Macedonia$137.1 million0.03%
57.Honduras$106.6 million0.03%
58.Greece$97.3 million0.02%
59.Israel$84.3 million0.02%
60.Ukraine$76.2 million0.02%
61.New Zealand$55.9 million0.01%
62.Peru$54.2 million0.01%
63.Oman$49 million0.01%
64.Uruguay$44 million0.01%
65.Colombia$43.3 million0.01%
66.Kyrgyzstan$28.2 million0.01%
67.Macao$24.8 million0.01%
68.Dominican Republic$23.5 million0.01%
69.British Virgin Islands$19.9 million0.005%
70.Iran$19.5 million0.005%
71.Pakistan$18.4 million0.004%
72.Jordan$17.9 million0.004%
73.Saudi Arabia$17.8 million0.004%
74.Cambodia$17 million0.004%
75.Kazakhstan$16.1 million0.004%
76.Albania$15.2 million0.004%
77.Egypt$12.1 million0.003%
78.Bahrain$11.7 million0.003%
79.Panama$9.8 million0.002%
80.Georgia$8.5 million0.002%
81.Sri Lanka$8.3 million0.002%
82.Lebanon$8 million0.002%
83.Moldova$7.6 million0.002%
84.Myanmar (Burma)$5.9 million0.001%
85.El Salvador$5.5 million0.001%
86.Kuwait$4.8 million0.001%
87.Botswana$4 million0.001%
88.Cyprus$3.8 million0.001%
89.Uzbekistan$3.5 million0.001%
90.Costa Rica$3.3 million0.001%
91.Zambia$3.1 million0.001%
92.Qatar$3 million0.001%
93.Venezuela$2.7 million0.001%
94.Namibia$2.5 million0.001%
95.Paraguay$2 million0.0005%
96.Armenia$2 million0.0005%
97.Montenegro$1.9 million0.0005%
98.Ecuador$1.8 million0.0004%
99.Sierra Leone$1.8 million0.0004%
100.Suriname$1.8 million0.0004%
101.Samoa$1.5 million0.0004%
102.Ghana$1.5 million0.0004%
103.Guatemala$1.4 million0.0003%
104.Bhutan$1.3 million0.0003%
105.Kenya$1.2 million0.0003%
106.Mozambique$1.1 million0.0003%
107.Iceland$1.1 million0.0003%
108.Uganda$993,0000.0002%
109.Nicaragua$884,0000.0002%
110.Ivory Coast$835,0000.0002%
111.Andorra$808,0000.0002%
112.Tanzania$807,0000.0002%
113.Senegal$721,0000.0002%
114.North Korea$653,0000.0002%
115.Papua New Guinea$633,0000.0002%
116.Mongolia$477,0000.0001%
117.Barbados$476,0000.0001%
118.Eswatini$461,0000.0001%
119.US Minor Outlying Is$444,0000.0001%
120.Afghanistan$442,0000.0001%
121.Trinidad/Tobago$429,0000.0001%
122.Tokelau$366,0000.0001%
123.Zimbabwe$355,0000.0001%
124.Lesotho$353,0000.0001%
125.Cameroon$352,0000.0001%
126.Aruba$349,0000.0001%
127.Brunei Darussalam$332,0000.0001%
128.Jamaica$324,0000.0001%
129.Democr. Rep. Congo$323,0000.0001%
130.Malta$285,0000.0001%
131.Mauritius$285,0000.0001%
132.Congo$264,0000.0001%
133.Burkina Faso$260,0000.0001%
134.Syrian Arab Republic$239,0000.0001%
135.Belize$238,0000.0001%
136.Togo$237,0000.0001%
137.Gabon$207,0000.0001%
138.Nigeria$186,0000.00005%
139.Gibraltar$177,0000.00004%
140.Seychelles$174,0000.00004%
141.Algeria$168,0000.00004%
142.Tajikistan$159,0000.00004%
143.Fiji$153,0000.00004%
144.Benin$148,0000.00004%
145.Bangladesh$147,0000.00004%
146.Montserrat$144,0000.00003%
147.Azerbaijan$139,0000.00003%
148.Tonga$126,0000.00003%
149.Niger$116,0000.00003%
150.Curaçao$109,0000.00003%
151.Dominica$109,0000.00003%
152.Cuba$100,0000.00002%
153.Faroe Islands$99,0000.00002%
154.Cayman Islands$94,0000.00002%
155.Ethiopia$88,0000.00002%
156.Bahamas$81,0000.00002%
157.Sudan$79,0000.00002%
158.Nauru$76,0000.00002%
159.Mali$73,0000.00002%
160.Laos$71,0000.00002%
161.Angola$65,0000.00002%
162.New Caledonia$63,0000.00002%
163.Malawi$51,0000.00001%
164.Cook Islands$49,0000.00001%
165.Antigua/Barbuda$47,0000.00001%
166.Guinea$39,0000.00001%
167.Vanuatu$37,0000.00001%
168.Anguilla$37,0000.00001%
169.Eritrea$36,0000.00001%
170.Nepal$33,0000.00001%
171.Marshall Islands$32,0000.00001%
172.Turkmenistan$31,0000.00001%
173.Sao Tome/Principe$30,0000.00001%
174.St Vincent/Grenadines$29,0000.00001%
175.Turks/Caicos Islands$28,0000.00001%
176.Somalia$25,0000.00001%
177.Guyana$25,0000.00001%
178.Madagascar$24,0000.00001%
179.Yemen$24,0000.00001%
180.French Polynesia$22,0000.00001%
181.Iraq$20,0000.000005%
182.Maldives$19,0000.000005%
183.Greenland$18,0000.000004%
184.Liberia$17,0000.000004%
185.Cocos (Keeling) Is$17,0000.000004%
186.Burundi$15,0000.000004%
187.Central African Rep$13,0000.000003%
188.Haiti$13,0000.000003%
189.Saint Lucia$13,0000.000003%
190.Rwanda$12,0000.000003%
191.Grenada$9,0000.000002%
192.British Indian Ocean Terr$9,0000.000002%
193.Chad$8,0000.000002%
194.Equatorial Guinea$8,0000.000002%
195.Saint Kitts/Nevis$8,0000.000002%
196.Northern Mariana Is$7,0000.000002%
197.Djibouti$6,0000.000001%
198.Niue$4,0000.000001%
199.Wallis/Futuna Islands$4,0000.000001%
200.Pitcairn$3,0000.000001%
201.Gambia$3,0000.000001%
202.Libya$3,0000.000001%
203.St Maarten (Dutch)$2,0000.0000005%
204.Norfolk Island$2,0000.0000005%
205.Tuvalu$2,0000.0000005%
206.Serbia/Montenegro$2,0000.0000005%
207.Western Sahara$1,0000.0000002%
208.Timor-Leste$1,0000.0000002%
209.St. Pierre/Miquelon$1,0000.0000002%
210.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$1,0000.0000002%
211.Kiribati$1,0000.0000002%
212.French S./Antarctic Terr$1,0000.0000002%
213.Christmas Island$1,0000.0000002%
214.Comoros$1,0000.0000002%
215.Solomon Islands$1,0000.0000002%
216.American Samoa$1,0000.0000002%


See also Automotive Parts Imports by Country, Germany’s Top Trading Partners and Car Exports by Country

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