Automotive Parts Exports by Country

Automotive Parts Exports by Country

Car parts/accessories

Global sales from auto parts exports by country totaled US$385.4 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of auto parts exports rose by an average 5.8% for all exporting countries since 2013 when auto parts shipments were valued at $364.4 billion. The value of global automotive parts exports accelerated by 6.6% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, European countries generated the highest dollar worth of automotive parts exports during 2017 with shipments valued at $185.1 billion or 48% of the global total. Second-place Asia supplied 29.2% followed by North American shipments at 21.4%. Latin America (excluding Mexico) plus the Caribbean shipped 0.9% of the worldwide total trailed by Africa (0.3%) and Oceania (0.2%) with even smaller shares.

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 2017:

  1. Germany: US$62.5 billion (16.2% of exported auto parts)
  2. United States: $44.9 billion (11.7%)
  3. Japan: $34.5 billion (9%)
  4. China: $31 billion (8.1%)
  5. Mexico: $26.9 billion (7%)
  6. South Korea: $19.5 billion (5.1%)
  7. France: $15.5 billion (4%)
  8. Czech Republic: $14.6 billion (3.8%)
  9. Italy: $13.7 billion (3.5%)
  10. Poland: $12.4 billion (3.2%)
  11. Spain: $10.8 billion (2.8%)
  12. Canada: $10.5 billion (2.7%)
  13. Thailand: $7.7 billion (2%)
  14. Romania: $7.4 billion (1.9%)
  15. United Kingdom: $6.6 billion (1.7%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 82.7% of all auto parts exports in 2017 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing auto parts exporters since 2013 were: Romania (up 62.6%), Mexico (up 31.1%), Poland (up 28.9%), Czech Republic (up 26.1%) and China (up 21.7%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported auto parts sales namely South Korea (down -18.1%), France (down -10.7%), Italy (down -9%), Japan (down -2.1%) and Spain (down -0.6%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for automotive parts during 2017. 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$26.3 billion (net export surplus down -6.7% since 2013)
  2. Germany: $20.7 billion (up 0.2%)
  3. South Korea: $15.5 billion (down -23.5%)
  4. Italy: $5.1 billion (down -39.1%)
  5. Poland: $5 billion (up 38.3%)
  6. Czech Republic: $4.4 billion (up 7.7%)
  7. Romania: $4 billion (up 113.3%)
  8. China: $4 billion (up 192.5%)
  9. Taiwan: $2.7 billion (up 20%)
  10. Mexico: $1.6 billion (reversing a -$89.2 million deficit)
  11. Thailand: $1.4 billion (reversing a -$1.5 billion deficit)
  12. Philippines: $617.8 million (down -42.2%)
  13. Hungary: $611.8 million (down -18.1%)
  14. France: $356.6 million (down -92.2%)
  15. Portugal: $325 million (reversing a -$323.1 million deficit)

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 2017. 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$21.7 billion (net export deficit up 37.8% since 2013)
  2. Canada: -$10 billion (down -10.4%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$9.4 billion (up 5.3%)
  4. Russia: -$7.4 billion (down -32.1%)
  5. Spain: -$6.4 billion (up 1.1%)
  6. Brazil: -$3.3 billion (down -33.9%)
  7. Slovakia: -$3.2 billion (down -10.4%)
  8. Netherlands: -$2.6 billion (up 472.4%)
  9. Turkey: -$2.1 billion (up 107.6%)
  10. Argentina: -$2 billion (down -22.5%)
  11. United Arab Emirates: -$1.8 billion (up 101.9%)
  12. Iran: -$1.7 billion (up 305.8%)
  13. Belgium: -$1.5 billion (down -52.1%)
  14. Australia: -$1.5 billion (down -18.4%)
  15. Malaysia: -$1.5 billion (up 22.8%)

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

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RankExporter2017 Auto Parts Exports% World Total
1.GermanyUS$62.5 billion16.2%
2.United States$44.9 billion11.7%
3.Japan$34.5 billion9%
4.China$31 billion8.1%
5.Mexico$26.9 billion7%
6.South Korea$19.5 billion5.1%
7.France$15.5 billion4%
8.Czech Republic$14.6 billion3.8%
9.Italy$13.7 billion3.5%
10.Poland$12.4 billion3.2%
11.Spain$10.8 billion2.8%
12.Canada$10.5 billion2.7%
13.Thailand$7.7 billion2%
14.Romania$7.4 billion1.9%
15.United Kingdom$6.6 billion1.7%
16.Belgium$6.2 billion1.6%
17.Hungary$6.2 billion1.6%
18.Sweden$5.7 billion1.5%
19.Austria$5.1 billion1.3%
20.Slovakia$4.7 billion1.2%
21.Taiwan$4.1 billion1.1%
22.Turkey$4.1 billion1.1%
23.Netherlands$3.8 billion1%
24.India$3.4 billion0.9%
25.Portugal$3.1 billion0.8%
26.Brazil$2.2 billion0.6%
27.Indonesia$2.1 billion0.5%
28.Singapore$1.9 billion0.5%
29.Switzerland$1.3 billion0.3%
30.Vietnam$1.3 billion0.3%
31.Slovenia$1.2 billion0.3%
32.Philippines$1.1 billion0.3%
33.Denmark$867.1 million0.2%
34.Argentina$792.4 million0.2%
35.Malaysia$777.9 million0.2%
36.South Africa$675.4 million0.2%
37.Australia$624.9 million0.2%
38.Norway$519.9 million0.1%
39.Russia$518.2 million0.1%
40.Tunisia$462.5 million0.1%
41.Hong Kong$352.7 million0.1%
42.Lithuania$287.7 million0.1%
43.Belarus$251 million0.1%
44.Finland$250.1 million0.1%
45.Latvia$232.4 million0.1%
46.Croatia$226.2 million0.1%
47.Luxembourg$219.2 million0.1%
48.Serbia$210.9 million0.1%
49.United Arab Emirates$205.6 million0.1%
50.Chile$195.2 million0.1%
51.Estonia$150.7 million0.04%
52.Ireland$148.6 million0.04%
53.Bosnia/Herzegovina$144.5 million0.04%
54.Morocco$135.8 million0.04%
55.Bulgaria$124.2 million0.03%
56.Macedonia$94.3 million0.02%
57.Honduras$86.9 million0.02%
58.Greece$74.7 million0.02%
59.Ukraine$67.4 million0.02%
60.Israel$63.8 million0.02%
61.Colombia$44.1 million0.01%
62.Kyrgyzstan$41.7 million0.01%
63.Uruguay$41.2 million0.01%
64.Bahrain$39.8 million0.01%
65.New Zealand$36.1 million0.01%
66.Saudi Arabia$31.5 million0.01%
67.Kuwait$29.9 million0.01%
68.Macao$27.1 million0.01%
69.Iran$24.4 million0.01%
70.Central African Rep$23.9 million0.01%
71.Egypt$22.9 million0.01%
72.Dominican Rep$20.9 million0.01%
73.British Virgin Is$20.6 million0.01%
74.Jordan$19.1 million0.005%
75.Peru$16.8 million0.004%
76.Pakistan$15.5 million0.004%
77.Sri Lanka$10.2 million0.003%
78.Cambodia$9.4 million0.002%
79.Panama$9 million0.002%
80.Lebanon$7.9 million0.002%
81.Kazakhstan$7.8 million0.002%
82.Georgia$7.3 million0.002%
83.Venezuela$5.2 million0.001%
84.El Salvador$4.7 million0.001%
85.Myanmar (Burma)$4.3 million0.001%
86.Moldova$3.6 million0.001%
87.Zambia$3.5 million0.001%
88.Guatemala$3.2 million0.001%
89.Kenya$3.1 million0.001%
90.Uzbekistan$3 million0.001%
91.Costa Rica$2.5 million0.001%
92.North Korea$2.4 million0.001%
93.Namibia$2.3 million0.001%
94.Cyprus$2.1 million0.001%
95.Botswana$2 million0.001%
96.Malta$1.9 million0.001%
97.Tajikistan$1.9 million0.0005%
98.Paraguay$1.8 million0.0005%
99.Ecuador$1.4 million0.0004%
100.Qatar$1.3 million0.0003%
101.Mauritius$1.3 million0.0003%
102.Bangladesh$1.3 million0.0003%
103.Albania$1.3 million0.0003%
104.Sierra Leone$1 million0.0003%
105.Bhutan$893,0000.0002%
106.Belize$843,0000.0002%
107.Mali$822,0000.0002%
108.Aruba$821,0000.0002%
109.Cameroon$773,0000.0002%
110.Seychelles$771,0000.0002%
111.Jamaica$741,0000.0002%
112.Armenia$720,0000.0002%
113.Ghana$714,0000.0002%
114.Swaziland$672,0000.0002%
115.Iceland$642,0000.0002%
116.Tanzania$637,0000.0002%
117.Papua New Guinea$629,0000.0002%
118.Uganda$613,0000.0002%
119.Mozambique$571,0000.0001%
120.Cayman Islands$559,0000.0001%
121.Mongolia$554,0000.0001%
122.Nicaragua$544,0000.0001%
123.Haiti$465,0000.0001%
124.Barbados$432,0000.0001%
125.Dominica$409,0000.0001%
126.Montenegro$407,0000.0001%
127.Trinidad/Tobago$362,0000.0001%
128.Brunei Darussalam$315,0000.0001%
129.Niger$295,0000.0001%
130.Lesotho$284,0000.0001%
131.Democ. Rep. Congo$280,0000.0001%
132.Bolivia$279,0000.0001%
133.Cuba$270,0000.0001%
134.Syria$266,0000.0001%
135.Sao Tome/Principe$246,0000.0001%
136.Fiji$246,0000.0001%
137.American Samoa$242,0000.0001%
138.US Minor Outlying Is$219,0000.0001%
139.Guyana$215,0000.0001%
140.Senegal$202,0000.0001%
141.Angola$199,0000.0001%
142.Zimbabwe$195,0000.0001%
143.Nigeria$170,0000.00004%
144.Grenada$150,0000.00004%
145.Curaçao$140,0000.00004%
146.Azerbaijan$136,0000.00004%
147.New Caledonia$135,0000.00004%
148.Cabo Verde$130,0000.00003%
149.Afghanistan$128,0000.00003%
150.Maldives$122,0000.00003%
151.Marshall Islands$115,0000.00003%
152.Tonga$107,0000.00003%
153.Gambia$106,0000.00003%
154.Andorra$103,0000.00003%
155.Benin$101,0000.00003%
156.Iraq$97,0000.00003%
157.Laos$97,0000.00003%
158.Somalia$91,0000.00002%
159.Gibraltar$86,0000.00002%
160.Algeria$82,0000.00002%
161.Congo$81,0000.00002%
162.Faroe Islands$79,0000.00002%
163.Vanuatu$75,0000.00002%
164.Malawi$74,0000.00002%
165.Gabon$65,0000.00002%
166.Br. Indian Ocean Terr$60,0000.00002%
167.Tokelau$60,0000.00002%
168.Suriname$53,0000.00001%
169.Nauru$53,0000.00001%
170.Turks/Caicos Is$48,0000.00001%
171.Côte d'Ivoire$47,0000.00001%
172.Madagascar$39,0000.00001%
173.Antigua/Barbuda$39,0000.00001%
174.Montserrat$37,0000.00001%
175.Greenland$33,0000.00001%
176.Sudan$30,0000.00001%
177.Bahamas$28,0000.00001%
178.Saint Lucia$26,0000.00001%
179.Libya$25,0000.00001%
180.Liberia$23,0000.00001%
181.Ethiopia$23,0000.00001%
182.Saint Kitts/Nevis$22,0000.00001%
183.Niue$19,0000.000005%
184.Guinea$18,0000.000005%
185.Christmas Island$16,0000.000004%
186.Cocos (Keeling) Is$16,0000.000004%
187.Burundi$16,0000.000004%
188.Anguilla$16,0000.000004%
189.Northern Mariana Is$15,0000.000004%
190.Micronesia$14,0000.000004%
191.Bermuda$14,0000.000004%
192.Equatorial Guinea$13,0000.000003%
193.Togo$13,0000.000003%
194.St. Pierre/Miquelon$12,0000.000003%
195.St Vincent/Grenadines$12,0000.000003%
196.Yemen$12,0000.000003%
197.Turkmenistan$11,0000.000003%
198.South Sudan$10,0000.000003%
199.Djibouti$10,0000.000003%
200.Solomon Islands$9,0000.000002%
201.Saint Helena$9,0000.000002%
202.Chad$8,0000.000002%
203.French Polynesia$8,0000.000002%
204.Nepal$7,0000.000002%
205.Cook Islands$6,0000.000002%
206.Guinea-Bissau$6,0000.000002%
207.Tuvalu$6,0000.000002%
208.Pitcairn$5,0000.000001%
209.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$5,0000.000001%
210.Palestine$4,0000.000001%
211.Palau$4,0000.000001%
212.Rwanda$3,0000.000001%
213.St Maarten (Dutch)$2,0000.000001%
214.French S./Antarctic Terr$1,0000.0000003%
215.Kiribati$1,0000.0000003%
216.Eritrea$1,0000.0000003%
217.Norfolk Island$1,0000.0000003%
218.Timor-Leste$1,0000.0000003%
219.Western Sahara$1,0000.0000003%
220.Western Sahara$1,0000.0000003%


See also Automotive Parts Imports by Country, Highest Value German Export Products, Germany’s Top Trading Partners and Car Exports by Country

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Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 24, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 24, 2018

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