Automotive Parts Imports by Country

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International purchases of imported automotive parts cost a total US$418.2 billion in 2018.

Overall the cost of auto parts imports rose by 11.7% for all importing countries since 2014 when international purchases of auto parts were valued at $374.3 billion. Year over year, imported automotive parts appreciated by 7.5% from 2017 to 2018.

From a continental perspective, European countries spent the most on imported auto parts during 2018 with purchases costing $197.6 billion or 47.2% of the global total. In second place were North America importers at 28.5% while 19.2% of auto parts imported worldwide was delivered to Asia. Smaller percentages arrived in Latin America (3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (1.5%) and Oceania (0.6%) led by Australia.

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

Automotive Parts Imports by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that paid the most for imported auto parts during 2018.

  1. United States: US$71.5 billion (17.1% of total auto parts imports)
  2. Germany: $43.8 billion (10.5%)
  3. China: $29.3 billion (7%)
  4. Mexico: $27.4 billion (6.5%)
  5. Canada: $20.2 billion (4.8%)
  6. Spain: $17.7 billion (4.2%)
  7. France: $17.6 billion (4.2%)
  8. United Kingdom: $17.2 billion (4.1%)
  9. Czech Republic: $11.1 billion (2.6%)
  10. Slovakia: $10.7 billion (2.6%)
  11. Russia: $9 billion (2.1%)
  12. Japan: $8.9 billion (2.1%)
  13. Italy: $8.8 billion (2.1%)
  14. Poland: $8.4 billion (2%)
  15. Belgium: $8.1 billion (1.9%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased almost three-quarters (74.1%) of all auto parts imported in 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage of overall auto parts shipments for each importer.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for auto parts since 2014 were: Slovakia (up 48%), France (up 33.6%), Czech Republic (up 29.6%) and Poland (up 29.5%).

Four countries posted declines in their imported auto parts purchases namely: Belgium (down -13.5%), Spain (down -10.8%), Russia (down -8.4%) and Canada (down -1.9%).

USA

Auto Parts Imports into the United States

America’s global purchases of imported auto parts totaled US$71.5 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the U.S. imported the highest dollar value worth of auto parts during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Mexico: US$24.9 billion (up 29.6% from 2014)
  2. China: $11.6 billion (up 32%)
  3. Canada: $9.5 billion (down -2%)
  4. Japan: $8.2 billion (down -4.3%)
  5. Germany: $4.7 billion (down -14.2%)
  6. South Korea: $4.3 billion (down -8.1%)
  7. Taiwan: $1.7 billion (up 10.4%)
  8. India: $1.3 billion (up 45.4%)
  9. Italy: $745.3 million (down -5.1%)
  10. Thailand: $485.1 million (up 50.4%)
  11. United Kingdom: $379.8 million (up 23.3%)
  12. Turkey: $360.1 million (up 71.1%)
  13. Brazil: $359.8 million (up 17.2%)
  14. France: $326.5 million (down -20.5%)
  15. Czech Republic: $262.8 million (up 2.7%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 96.4% of America’s auto parts imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of auto parts to United States since 2014 were: Turkey (up 71.1%), Thailand (up 50.4%), India (up 45.4%) and China (up 32%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their auto parts supplied to American importers included: France (down -20.5%), Germany (down -14.2%), South Korea (down -8.1%) and Italy (down -5.1%).

Overall, the value of United States’ auto parts imports rose by an average 12.3% from all supplying countries since 2014 when auto parts purchases were valued at $63.7 billion.

Germany

Auto Parts Imports into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported auto parts totaled US$43.8 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of auto parts during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Czech Republic: US$6 billion (up 4.9% from 2014)
  2. Poland: $5.3 billion (up 15.8%)
  3. France: $4.1 billion (up 11.3%)
  4. Romania: $3.5 billion (up 117.2%)
  5. Austria: $3.2 billion (up 25.6%)
  6. Italy: $3.2 billion (up 3.3%)
  7. Hungary: $2.8 billion (up 32.9%)
  8. Slovakia: $2.4 billion (up 33.9%)
  9. Spain: $2 billion (down -13.8%)
  10. China: $1.5 billion (up 67.8%)
  11. Turkey: $1.2 billion (up 3.4%)
  12. United Kingdom: $1.1 billion (down -13.2%)
  13. Japan: $812.8 million (up 11.6%)
  14. United States: $758.5 million (up 9.8%)
  15. Netherlands: $691.7 million (down -21.3%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 88% of all Germany’s imported auto parts in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of auto parts to Germany since 2014 were: Romania (up 117.2%), China (up 67.8%), Slovakia (up 33.9%) and Hungary (up 32.9%).

Three top countries experienced declines in the value of their auto parts supplied to German importers namely: Netherlands (down -21.3%), Spain (down -13.8%) and United Kingdom (down -13.2%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s auto parts imports increased by an average 15.5% from all supplying countries since 2014 when auto parts purchases were valued at $37.9 billion.

China

Auto Parts Imports into China

China’s global purchases of imported auto parts totaled US$29.3 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which China imported the highest dollar value worth of auto parts during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Germany: US$9.4 billion (down -7% from 2014)
  2. Japan: $8 billion (up 10.6%)
  3. South Korea: $2.3 billion (down -40.8%)
  4. United States: $2 billion (up 49%)
  5. Mexico: $1 billion (up 98%)
  6. France: $675.6 million (down -21.5%)
  7. Thailand: $619 million (up 259%)
  8. Czech Republic: $526.2 million (up 56.3%)
  9. Hungary: $461.5 million (up 324.6%)
  10. Poland: $444.4 million (up 107.6%)
  11. Spain: $382.5 million (up 21.1%)
  12. Austria: $317.3 million (up 62.8%)
  13. Portugal: $285.2 million (up 1,272%)
  14. Belgium: $278.6 million (up 116.9%)
  15. United Kingdom: $275.7 million (up 56.5%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 91.9% of all China’s imported auto parts in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of auto parts to China since 2014 were: Portugal (up 1,272%), Hungary (up 324.6%), Thailand (up 259.0%) and Belgium (up 116.9%).

Three top countries experienced declines in the value of their auto parts supplied to Chinese importers namely: South Korea (down -40.8%), France (down -21.5%) and Germany (down -7%).

Overall, the value of China’s auto parts imports increased by an average 7.1% from all supplying countries since 2014 when auto parts purchases were valued at $27.4 billion.

Mexico

Auto Parts Imports into Mexico

Mexico’s global purchases of imported auto parts totaled US$27.4 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Mexico imported the highest dollar value worth of auto parts during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. United States: US$15.5 billion (up 6.3% from 2014)
  2. China: $2.3 billion (up 51.4%)
  3. Germany: $2.1 billion (up 71.8%)
  4. Japan: $2 billion (up 2.6%)
  5. Canada: $1.3 billion (up 37.9%)
  6. South Korea: $1.3 billion (up 101.2%)
  7. Italy: $508.4 million (up 79.9%)
  8. India: $297.9 million (up 72.8%)
  9. Thailand: $221.4 million (up 54.4%)
  10. Spain: $211.9 million (up 22.1%)
  11. Brazil: $176.2 million (down -16%)
  12. Austria: $176.2 million (up 317.9%)
  13. France: $167.9 million (up 39.8%)
  14. Taiwan: $153 million (down -3%)
  15. Czech Republic: $124.8 million (up 84.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 97% of all Mexico’s imported auto parts in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of auto parts to Mexico since 2014 were: Austria (up 317.9%), South Korea (up 101.2%), Czech Republic (up 84.6%) and Italy (up 79.9%).

Two countries experienced declines in the value of their auto parts supplied to Mexican importers specifically Brazil (down -16%) and Taiwan (down -3%).

Overall, the value of Mexico’s auto parts imports accelerated by an average 19.4% from all supplying countries since 2014 when auto parts purchases were valued at $22.9 billion.



 

Searchable List of Auto Parts Importer Countries in 2018

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RankImporterAuto Parts Imports (US$)%World Total
1.United States$71.5 billion17.1%
2.Germany$43.8 billion10.5%
3.China$29.3 billion7%
4.Mexico$27.4 billion6.5%
5.Canada$20.2 billion4.8%
6.Spain$17.7 billion4.2%
7.France$17.6 billion4.2%
8.United Kingdom$17.2 billion4.1%
9.Czech Republic$11.1 billion2.6%
10.Slovakia$10.7 billion2.6%
11.Russia$9 billion2.1%
12.Japan$8.9 billion2.1%
13.Italy$8.8 billion2.1%
14.Poland$8.4 billion2%
15.Belgium$8.1 billion1.9%
16.Netherlands$7.2 billion1.7%
17.Sweden$7.1 billion1.7%
18.Thailand$6.9 billion1.7%
19.Austria$6.4 billion1.5%
20.Turkey$6 billion1.4%
21.Brazil$5.9 billion1.4%
22.Hungary$5.4 billion1.3%
23.India$4.8 billion1.1%
24.Romania$4.6 billion1.1%
25.South Korea$3.9 billion0.9%
26.Indonesia$3.8 billion0.9%
27.Portugal$3.3 billion0.8%
28.Argentina$2.9 billion0.7%
29.Malaysia$2.5 billion0.6%
30.Finland$2.2 billion0.5%
31.Australia$2.1 billion0.5%
32.Vietnam$1.9 billion0.5%
33.United Arab Emirates$1.9 billion0.5%
34.Singapore$1.8 billion0.4%
35.South Africa$1.5 billion0.4%
36.Taiwan$1.5 billion0.4%
37.Slovenia$1.3 billion0.3%
38.Switzerland$1.2 billion0.3%
39.Iran$1.2 billion0.3%
40.Morocco$1.2 billion0.3%
41.Denmark$964.8 million0.2%
42.Chile$955 million0.2%
43.Norway$904.8 million0.2%
44.Egypt$897.1 million0.2%
45.Algeria$882.1 million0.2%
46.Uzbekistan$864.9 million0.2%
47.Serbia$785.4 million0.2%
48.Hong Kong$712.4 million0.2%
49.Colombia$696.8 million0.2%
50.Saudi Arabia$622.9 million0.1%
51.Philippines$621.5 million0.1%
52.Belarus$482.2 million0.1%
53.Greece$466.8 million0.1%
54.Ukraine$407.9 million0.1%
55.Lithuania$386.6 million0.1%
56.Ireland$382.2 million0.1%
57.New Zealand$369.6 million0.1%
58.Pakistan$345 million0.1%
59.Peru$331.9 million0.1%
60.Kazakhstan$323.3 million0.1%
61.Israel$311.8 million0.1%
62.Tunisia$293.3 million0.1%
63.Iraq$281.3 million0.1%
64.Ecuador$274.1 million0.1%
65.Bulgaria$273.1 million0.1%
66.Latvia$254.6 million0.1%
67.Panama$238.7 million0.1%
68.Lebanon$236.8 million0.1%
69.Luxembourg$232.9 million0.1%
70.Croatia$221.8 million0.1%
71.Oman$210.3 million0.1%
72.Myanmar (Burma)$181.2 million0.04%
73.Estonia$175.2 million0.04%
74.Guatemala$148 million0.04%
75.Uruguay$147.2 million0.04%
76.Dominican Republic$143.7 million0.03%
77.Bangladesh$131.8 million0.03%
78.Kuwait$126.1 million0.03%
79.Qatar$122 million0.03%
80.Sri Lanka$120.1 million0.03%
81.Cambodia$109.8 million0.03%
82.North Macedonia$105.7 million0.03%
83.Cuba$105.4 million0.03%
84.Paraguay$104.4 million0.02%
85.Libya$102.5 million0.02%
86.Jordan$101.6 million0.02%
87.Kenya$95.2 million0.02%
88.Bosnia/Herzegovina$91.3 million0.02%
89.Zambia$91.1 million0.02%
90.Honduras$86.3 million0.02%
91.Costa Rica$84.6 million0.02%
92.Bolivia$79.6 million0.02%
93.Namibia$75.8 million0.02%
94.Papua New Guinea$75.7 million0.02%
95.Sudan$72 million0.02%
96.El Salvador$72 million0.02%
97.Nigeria$71.5 million0.02%
98.Bahrain$69.9 million0.02%
99.Botswana$65.4 million0.02%
100.Cyprus$63.7 million0.02%
101.Nepal$61.9 million0.01%
102.Angola$60.1 million0.01%
103.Benin$52.8 million0.01%
104.Iceland$52.4 million0.01%
105.Tanzania$52.2 million0.01%
106.Syrian Arab Republic$52.2 million0.01%
107.Moldova$49.5 million0.01%
108.Azerbaijan$48.7 million0.01%
109.Ghana$47.7 million0.01%
110.Venezuela$44.8 million0.01%
111.Laos$44.6 million0.01%
112.Mozambique$44.4 million0.01%
113.Kyrgyzstan$44.1 million0.01%
114.Democr. Rep. Congo$42.4 million0.01%
115.Senegal$41.6 million0.01%
116.Georgia$40.9 million0.01%
117.Mongolia$37.6 million0.01%
118.Albania$36 million0.01%
119.Trinidad/Tobago$34.3 million0.01%
120.Zimbabwe$33.1 million0.01%
121.Ethiopia$32.4 million0.01%
122.Jamaica$32.2 million0.01%
123.Ivory Coast$32.1 million0.01%
124.Malta$31.1 million0.01%
125.Yemen$31.1 million0.01%
126.Cameroon$29.1 million0.01%
127.Afghanistan$28.8 million0.01%
128.Burkina Faso$27.6 million0.01%
129.New Caledonia$25.9 million0.01%
130.Nicaragua$25.6 million0.01%
131.Guinea$25.6 million0.01%
132.Mauritius$23.6 million0.01%
133.Armenia$22.2 million0.01%
134.Togo$22 million0.01%
135.Tajikistan$20.5 million0.005%
136.Uganda$19.8 million0.005%
137.Suriname$19.4 million0.005%
138.Andorra$19.3 million0.005%
139.Fiji$18.5 million0.004%
140.Eswatini$17.5 million0.004%
141.Montenegro$16.8 million0.004%
142.Brunei Darussalam$16 million0.004%
143.Mali$14.3 million0.003%
144.Madagascar$14 million0.003%
145.Macao$13.8 million0.003%
146.Mauritania$13.4 million0.003%
147.Congo$13.1 million0.003%
148.French Polynesia$12.6 million0.003%
149.Guyana$12.6 million0.003%
150.Gabon$12.6 million0.003%
151.Faroe Islands$12.5 million0.003%
152.Lesotho$12.4 million0.003%
153.Barbados$12.1 million0.003%
154.Haiti$12 million0.003%
155.Turkmenistan$12 million0.003%
156.Djibouti$11.7 million0.003%
157.Equatorial Guinea$11.2 million0.003%
158.Bahamas$11.1 million0.003%
159.Liberia$9.8 million0.002%
160.Somalia$8.8 million0.002%
161.Curaçao$8.3 million0.002%
162.Sierra Leone$8.1 million0.002%
163.Greenland$7.7 million0.002%
164.Malawi$6.9 million0.002%
165.Solomon Islands$6.9 million0.002%
166.Belize$6.7 million0.002%
167.Palestine$6.3 million0.001%
168.Gibraltar$6 million0.001%
169.Timor-Leste$4.5 million0.001%
170.Bermuda$4.5 million0.001%
171.Rwanda$4.3 million0.001%
172.Bhutan$4.1 million0.001%
173.Seychelles$4.1 million0.001%
174.Niger$3.4 million0.001%
175.Cabo Verde$3.1 million0.001%
176.British Virgin Islands$2.9 million0.001%
177.Aruba$2.9 million0.001%
178.Maldives$2.8 million0.001%
179.Eritrea$2.6 million0.001%
180.Antigua/Barbuda$2.3 million0.001%
181.Cayman Islands$2.3 million0.001%
182.Vanuatu$2.2 million0.001%
183.Saint Lucia$2.2 million0.001%
184.Micronesia$2.1 million0.0005%
185.Turks/Caicos Islands$1.9 million0.0005%
186.Dominica$1.9 million0.0005%
187.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$1.9 million0.0004%
188.Central African Rep$1.9 million0.0004%
189.Chad$1.5 million0.0003%
190.St Vincent/Grenadines$1.3 million0.0003%
191.Samoa$1.3 million0.0003%
192.Burundi$1.2 million0.0003%
193.US Minor Outlying Is$1.2 million0.0003%
194.Grenada$1.2 million0.0003%
195.Saint Kitts/Nevis$1.2 million0.0003%
196.Saint Helena$1.2 million0.0003%
197.Comoros$843,0000.0002%
198.Sao Tome/Principe$732,0000.0002%
199.Gambia$706,0000.0002%
200.Marshall Islands$638,0000.0002%
201.South Sudan$636,0000.0002%
202.St. Pierre/Miquelon$607,0000.0001%
203.Anguilla$588,0000.0001%
204.Cook Islands$528,0000.0001%
205.Tonga$520,0000.0001%
206.St Maarten (Dutch)$494,0000.0001%
207.Montserrat$453,0000.0001%
208.French S./Antarctic Terr$427,0000.0001%
209.Guinea-Bissau$404,0000.0001%
210.Kiribati$400,0000.0001%
211.Nauru$390,0000.0001%
212.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$351,0000.0001%
213.Palau$317,0000.0001%
214.North Korea$260,0000.0001%
215.Northern Mariana Is$180,0000.0000%
216.Wallis/Futuna Islands$142,0000.0000%
217.Christmas Island$118,0000.00003%
218.Norfolk Island$103,0000.00002%
219.Tuvalu$62,0000.00001%
220.British Indian Ocean Terr$55,0000.00001%
221.Western Sahara$38,0000.00001%
222.Cocos (Keeling) Islands$27,0000.00001%
223.Niue$18,0000.000004%
224.Tokelau$6,0000.000001%
225.Pitcairn$1,0000.0000002%
226.Guam$1,0000.0000002%


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Research Sources:
Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 13, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 13, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 13, 2019