Truck Exports by Country

Transport trucks

Transport trucks

International sales for truck exports by country totaled US$138.4 billion in 2018 compared to $765.8 billion for exported cars. The dollar value for exported trucks reflects a 10.1% increase since 2014 and a 5.1% uptick from 2017 to 2018.

Trucks represent an essential means of transportation for people but are also a critical ingredient for the flow of international trade goods around the world.

From a continental perspective, the value of trucks exported from Europe totaled $55.1 billion in 2018 or 39.8% of the global total. North America accounted for 31.6% of worldwide truck exports while 20.9% came from Asia.

Smaller percentages trace back to Latin America (5%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (2.6%) and Oceania (0.1%) led by Australia.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 8704 for transportation vehicles including chassis with engine and cab.

Trucks Exports by Country

Countries

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

  1. Mexico: US$24.2 billion (17.5% of total exported trucks)
  2. United States: $15.5 billion (11.2%)
  3. Germany: $11.9 billion (8.6%)
  4. Japan: $9.2 billion (6.6%)
  5. France: $8.4 billion (6.1%)
  6. Thailand: $7.8 billion (5.7%)
  7. Spain: $6.5 billion (4.7%)
  8. Italy: $5.6 billion (4.1%)
  9. Turkey: $5.3 billion (3.8%)
  10. Argentina: $4.2 billion (3%)
  11. Canada: $4 billion (2.9%)
  12. Belgium: $3.8 billion (2.8%)
  13. Poland: $3.8 billion (2.7%)
  14. South Africa: $3.5 billion (2.5%)
  15. Netherlands: $3.4 billion (2.5%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 84.7% of global truck exports in 2018 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing trucks exporters since 2014 were: Canada (up 191.9%), Poland (up 92.1%), France (up 60.2%) and Netherlands (up 37%).

Two top countries posted declines in their exported trucks sales, namely Thailand (down -24.2%) and Japan (down -12.3%).

Advantages

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

  1. Mexico: US$21.9 billion (net export surplus up 12% since 2014)
  2. Japan: $8.8 billion (down -14.3%)
  3. Thailand: $7.7 billion (down -23.8%)
  4. Germany: $4.8 billion (down -16.2%)
  5. Turkey: $4.4 billion (up 47.2%)
  6. Spain: $3.8 billion (down -18%)
  7. Argentina: $2.9 billion (down -1%)
  8. South Africa: $2.6 billion (up 33.4%)
  9. China: $2.4 billion (down -30%)
  10. Italy: $2.2 billion (down -18.6%)
  11. Poland: $1.7 billion (up 244.3%)
  12. India: $1.3 billion (up 97.5%)
  13. South Korea: $1.2 billion (down -39.1%)
  14. Belarus: $1.2 billion (up 44.5%)
  15. France: $787.9 million (reversing a -$471.7 million deficit)

Mexico has the highest surplus in the international trade of trucks. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Mexican competitive advantages for this specific product category.

Opportunities

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

  1. United States: -US$13.3 billion (net export deficit up 54.3% since 2014)
  2. Canada: -$10 billion (down -12.2%)
  3. Australia: -$7.4 billion (up 44.8%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$5.6 billion (up 1.3%)
  5. Chile: -$2.6 billion (up 44.6%)
  6. Philippines: -$1.8 billion (up 289.3%)
  7. Russia: -$1.6 billion (up 3.9%)
  8. Indonesia: -$1.6 billion (up 234.7%)
  9. Norway: -$1.3 billion (up 9.9%)
  10. New Zealand: -$1.3 billion (up 10.9%)
  11. Switzerland: -$1.2 billion (down -0.5%)
  12. United Arab Emirates: -$1.1 billion (up 85.8%)
  13. Vietnam: -$1 billion (up 35.7%)
  14. Belgium: -$983.3 million (up 1,112%)
  15. Malaysia: -$936.1 million (down -2.7%)

The United States of America in incurring the highest deficit in the international trade of trucks in 2018. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights Canada’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for competitive truck-supplying countries that can alternatively capture the powerful demand.

Companies

Truck Exporting Companies

Searchable List of Truck Exporting Countries

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RankExporterTrucks Exports (US$)%World Total
1.Mexico$24.2 billion17.5%
2.United States$15.5 billion11.2%
3.Germany$11.9 billion8.6%
4.Japan$9.2 billion6.6%
5.France$8.4 billion6.1%
6.Thailand$7.8 billion5.7%
7.Spain$6.5 billion4.7%
8.Italy$5.6 billion4.1%
9.Turkey$5.3 billion3.8%
10.Argentina$4.2 billion3%
11.Canada$4 billion2.9%
12.Belgium$3.8 billion2.8%
13.Poland$3.8 billion2.7%
14.South Africa$3.5 billion2.5%
15.Netherlands$3.4 billion2.5%
16.China$3.2 billion2.3%
17.Brazil$2.3 billion1.6%
18.Sweden$2.1 billion1.5%
19.United Kingdom$2 billion1.5%
20.Austria$1.9 billion1.4%
21.South Korea$1.7 billion1.2%
22.India$1.3 billion1%
23.Belarus$1.3 billion0.9%
24.Portugal$917.9 million0.7%
25.Slovenia$720.6 million0.5%
26.Finland$643.9 million0.5%
27.Russia$370.8 million0.3%
28.Hungary$291.4 million0.2%
29.Denmark$233.9 million0.2%
30.Slovakia$212.4 million0.2%
31.Switzerland$170.3 million0.1%
32.Norway$165.2 million0.1%
33.Chile$163 million0.1%
34.Czech Republic$155.4 million0.1%
35.Australia$126.4 million0.1%
36.Colombia$116.9 million0.1%
37.Uruguay$102.2 million0.1%
38.Lithuania$102.1 million0.1%
39.Indonesia$101.2 million0.1%
40.Estonia$92.1 million0.1%
41.Luxembourg$53.5 million0.04%
42.Ireland$51.7 million0.04%
43.Latvia$41.3 million0.03%
44.Serbia$39.3 million0.03%
45.Singapore$38.8 million0.03%
46.United Arab Emirates$38.6 million0.03%
47.Ecuador$31.9 million0.02%
48.Croatia$29.8 million0.02%
49.Romania$28.7 million0.02%
50.Bulgaria$26.1 million0.02%
51.Georgia$24.5 million0.02%
52.Taiwan$21.5 million0.02%
53.Hong Kong$20.8 million0.02%
54.Malaysia$18.5 million0.01%
55.Zambia$17.8 million0.01%
56.Tanzania$16.1 million0.01%
57.New Zealand$13.6 million0.01%
58.Turkmenistan$13.4 million0.01%
59.Lebanon$12.4 million0.01%
60.Jordan$12 million0.01%
61.US Minor Outlying Is$11.9 million0.01%
62.Israel$9 million0.01%
63.Greece$8.9 million0.01%
64.Botswana$7.8 million0.01%
65.Uganda$7.5 million0.01%
66.Kenya$6 million0.004%
67.Morocco$5.6 million0.004%
68.Guatemala$5.1 million0.004%
69.Cyprus$5 million0.004%
70.Bosnia/Herzegovina$4.4 million0.003%
71.Nicaragua$4.4 million0.003%
72.Albania$3.5 million0.003%
73.Namibia$3.5 million0.003%
74.Ivory Coast$3.3 million0.002%
75.Kazakhstan$3.2 million0.002%
76.Ukraine$3.1 million0.002%
77.Gabon$3.1 million0.002%
78.Uzbekistan$3 million0.002%
79.Equatorial Guinea$2.9 million0.002%
80.Peru$2.8 million0.002%
81.Fiji$2.5 million0.002%
82.Mozambique$2.5 million0.002%
83.El Salvador$2.4 million0.002%
84.Panama$2.3 million0.002%
85.Sierra Leone$2.3 million0.002%
86.Philippines$2.1 million0.002%
87.Burkina Faso$2.1 million0.002%
88.Laos$1.9 million0.001%
89.Togo$1.7 million0.001%
90.Grenada$1.7 million0.001%
91.Tajikistan$1.5 million0.001%
92.Kyrgyzstan$1.4 million0.001%
93.Costa Rica$1.3 million0.001%
94.Djibouti$1.3 million0.001%
95.Mali$1.2 million0.001%
96.Azerbaijan$1.2 million0.001%
97.Guinea$1.1 million0.001%
98.Saudi Arabia$1.1 million0.001%
99.Malta$1 million0.001%
100.Tunisia$928,0000.001%
101.Barbados$904,0000.001%
102.Qatar$885,0000.001%
103.Eswatini$834,0000.001%
104.Liberia$827,0000.001%
105.Armenia$755,0000.001%
106.Andorra$728,0000.001%
107.Ghana$701,0000.001%
108.Vietnam$689,0000.0005%
109.Lesotho$676,0000.0005%
110.North Macedonia$634,0000.0005%
111.Pakistan$605,0000.0004%
112.Madagascar$600,0000.0004%
113.Angola$599,0000.0004%
114.Zimbabwe$567,0000.0004%
115.Bermuda$539,0000.0004%
116.Myanmar (Burma)$459,0000.0003%
117.Algeria$451,0000.0003%
118.North Korea$450,0000.0003%
119.Senegal$420,0000.0003%
120.Montenegro$417,0000.0003%
121.Faroe Islands$417,0000.0003%
122.Congo$384,0000.0003%
123.Malawi$383,0000.0003%
124.Egypt$379,0000.0003%
125.Honduras$337,0000.0002%
126.Iran$328,0000.0002%
127.Haiti$321,0000.0002%
128.Jamaica$243,0000.0002%
129.Macao$164,0000.0001%
130.Gibraltar$162,0000.0001%
131.Libya$157,0000.0001%
132.Oman$144,0000.0001%
133.Belize$133,0000.0001%
134.Mauritius$117,0000.0001%
135.Bahamas$112,0000.0001%
136.Iraq$82,0000.0001%
137.Iceland$74,0000.0001%
138.Afghanistan$63,0000.00005%
139.Tonga$55,0000.00004%
140.Niger$51,0000.00004%
141.Venezuela$50,0000.00004%
142.Suriname$44,0000.00003%
143.Bahrain$42,0000.00003%
144.Paraguay$40,0000.00003%
145.Sudan$37,0000.00003%
146.Curaçao$37,0000.00003%
147.New Caledonia$29,0000.00002%
148.Marshall Islands$27,0000.00002%
149.Moldova$27,0000.00002%
150.Sri Lanka$27,0000.00002%
151.Dominican Republic$27,0000.00002%
152.Tokelau$27,0000.00002%
153.Kuwait$26,0000.00002%
154.Anguilla$23,0000.00002%
155.Br. Indian Ocean Terr$22,0000.00002%
156.Guyana$18,0000.00001%
157.British Virgin Islands$17,0000.00001%
158.Tuvalu$17,0000.00001%
159.Trinidad/Tobago$15,0000.00001%
160.Antigua/Barbuda$12,0000.00001%
161.Greenland$12,0000.00001%
162.Rwanda$9,0000.00001%
163.Turks/Caicos Islands$8,0000.00001%
164.Syrian Arab Republic$7,0000.00001%
165.Brunei Darussalam$7,0000.00001%
166.Somalia$6,0000.000004%
167.Wallis/Futuna Islands$3,0000.000002%
168.Burundi$3,0000.000002%
169.Bangladesh$3,0000.000002%
170.Aruba$3,0000.000002%
171.Cameroon$2,0000.000001%
172.Democr. Rep. Congo$2,0000.000001%
173.Benin$2,0000.000001%
174.Seychelles$2,0000.000001%
175.Mongolia$1,0000.000001%

Truck Exporting Companies

According to Forbes 2015 Global 2000 rankings, the following car and truck producing companies are among the top 100 largest companies in the world.

  • Toyota Motor (Japan)
  • Volkswagen Group (Germany)
  • Daimler (Germany)
  • Ford Motor (United States)
  • BMW Group (Germany)
  • General Motors (United States)
  • Honda Motor (Japan)
  • Hyundai Motor (South Korea)
  • Nissan Motor (Japan)
  • SAIC Motor (China)

The above corporations are presented in the same order as they appear in the Forbes listing.



 

Searchable List of Truck Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterTrucks Exports (US$)%World Total
1.Mexico$24.2 billion17.5%
2.United States$15.5 billion11.2%
3.Germany$11.9 billion8.6%
4.Japan$9.2 billion6.6%
5.France$8.4 billion6.1%
6.Thailand$7.8 billion5.7%
7.Spain$6.5 billion4.7%
8.Italy$5.6 billion4.1%
9.Turkey$5.3 billion3.8%
10.Argentina$4.2 billion3%
11.Canada$4 billion2.9%
12.Belgium$3.8 billion2.8%
13.Poland$3.8 billion2.7%
14.South Africa$3.5 billion2.5%
15.Netherlands$3.4 billion2.5%
16.China$3.2 billion2.3%
17.Brazil$2.3 billion1.6%
18.Sweden$2.1 billion1.5%
19.United Kingdom$2 billion1.5%
20.Austria$1.9 billion1.4%
21.South Korea$1.7 billion1.2%
22.India$1.3 billion1%
23.Belarus$1.3 billion0.9%
24.Portugal$917.9 million0.7%
25.Slovenia$720.6 million0.5%
26.Finland$643.9 million0.5%
27.Russia$370.8 million0.3%
28.Hungary$291.4 million0.2%
29.Denmark$233.9 million0.2%
30.Slovakia$212.4 million0.2%
31.Switzerland$170.3 million0.1%
32.Norway$165.2 million0.1%
33.Chile$163 million0.1%
34.Czech Republic$155.4 million0.1%
35.Australia$126.4 million0.1%
36.Colombia$116.9 million0.1%
37.Uruguay$102.2 million0.1%
38.Lithuania$102.1 million0.1%
39.Indonesia$101.2 million0.1%
40.Estonia$92.1 million0.1%
41.Luxembourg$53.5 million0.04%
42.Ireland$51.7 million0.04%
43.Latvia$41.3 million0.03%
44.Serbia$39.3 million0.03%
45.Singapore$38.8 million0.03%
46.United Arab Emirates$38.6 million0.03%
47.Ecuador$31.9 million0.02%
48.Croatia$29.8 million0.02%
49.Romania$28.7 million0.02%
50.Bulgaria$26.1 million0.02%
51.Georgia$24.5 million0.02%
52.Taiwan$21.5 million0.02%
53.Hong Kong$20.8 million0.02%
54.Malaysia$18.5 million0.01%
55.Zambia$17.8 million0.01%
56.Tanzania$16.1 million0.01%
57.New Zealand$13.6 million0.01%
58.Turkmenistan$13.4 million0.01%
59.Lebanon$12.4 million0.01%
60.Jordan$12 million0.01%
61.US Minor Outlying Is$11.9 million0.01%
62.Israel$9 million0.01%
63.Greece$8.9 million0.01%
64.Botswana$7.8 million0.01%
65.Uganda$7.5 million0.01%
66.Kenya$6 million0.004%
67.Morocco$5.6 million0.004%
68.Guatemala$5.1 million0.004%
69.Cyprus$5 million0.004%
70.Bosnia/Herzegovina$4.4 million0.003%
71.Nicaragua$4.4 million0.003%
72.Albania$3.5 million0.003%
73.Namibia$3.5 million0.003%
74.Ivory Coast$3.3 million0.002%
75.Kazakhstan$3.2 million0.002%
76.Ukraine$3.1 million0.002%
77.Gabon$3.1 million0.002%
78.Uzbekistan$3 million0.002%
79.Equatorial Guinea$2.9 million0.002%
80.Peru$2.8 million0.002%
81.Fiji$2.5 million0.002%
82.Mozambique$2.5 million0.002%
83.El Salvador$2.4 million0.002%
84.Panama$2.3 million0.002%
85.Sierra Leone$2.3 million0.002%
86.Philippines$2.1 million0.002%
87.Burkina Faso$2.1 million0.002%
88.Laos$1.9 million0.001%
89.Togo$1.7 million0.001%
90.Grenada$1.7 million0.001%
91.Tajikistan$1.5 million0.001%
92.Kyrgyzstan$1.4 million0.001%
93.Costa Rica$1.3 million0.001%
94.Djibouti$1.3 million0.001%
95.Mali$1.2 million0.001%
96.Azerbaijan$1.2 million0.001%
97.Guinea$1.1 million0.001%
98.Saudi Arabia$1.1 million0.001%
99.Malta$1 million0.001%
100.Tunisia$928,0000.001%
101.Barbados$904,0000.001%
102.Qatar$885,0000.001%
103.Eswatini$834,0000.001%
104.Liberia$827,0000.001%
105.Armenia$755,0000.001%
106.Andorra$728,0000.001%
107.Ghana$701,0000.001%
108.Vietnam$689,0000.0005%
109.Lesotho$676,0000.0005%
110.North Macedonia$634,0000.0005%
111.Pakistan$605,0000.0004%
112.Madagascar$600,0000.0004%
113.Angola$599,0000.0004%
114.Zimbabwe$567,0000.0004%
115.Bermuda$539,0000.0004%
116.Myanmar (Burma)$459,0000.0003%
117.Algeria$451,0000.0003%
118.North Korea$450,0000.0003%
119.Senegal$420,0000.0003%
120.Montenegro$417,0000.0003%
121.Faroe Islands$417,0000.0003%
122.Congo$384,0000.0003%
123.Malawi$383,0000.0003%
124.Egypt$379,0000.0003%
125.Honduras$337,0000.0002%
126.Iran$328,0000.0002%
127.Haiti$321,0000.0002%
128.Jamaica$243,0000.0002%
129.Macao$164,0000.0001%
130.Gibraltar$162,0000.0001%
131.Libya$157,0000.0001%
132.Oman$144,0000.0001%
133.Belize$133,0000.0001%
134.Mauritius$117,0000.0001%
135.Bahamas$112,0000.0001%
136.Iraq$82,0000.0001%
137.Iceland$74,0000.0001%
138.Afghanistan$63,0000.00005%
139.Tonga$55,0000.00004%
140.Niger$51,0000.00004%
141.Venezuela$50,0000.00004%
142.Suriname$44,0000.00003%
143.Bahrain$42,0000.00003%
144.Paraguay$40,0000.00003%
145.Sudan$37,0000.00003%
146.Curaçao$37,0000.00003%
147.New Caledonia$29,0000.00002%
148.Marshall Islands$27,0000.00002%
149.Moldova$27,0000.00002%
150.Sri Lanka$27,0000.00002%
151.Dominican Republic$27,0000.00002%
152.Tokelau$27,0000.00002%
153.Kuwait$26,0000.00002%
154.Anguilla$23,0000.00002%
155.Br. Indian Ocean Terr$22,0000.00002%
156.Guyana$18,0000.00001%
157.British Virgin Islands$17,0000.00001%
158.Tuvalu$17,0000.00001%
159.Trinidad/Tobago$15,0000.00001%
160.Antigua/Barbuda$12,0000.00001%
161.Greenland$12,0000.00001%
162.Rwanda$9,0000.00001%
163.Turks/Caicos Islands$8,0000.00001%
164.Syrian Arab Republic$7,0000.00001%
165.Brunei Darussalam$7,0000.00001%
166.Somalia$6,0000.000004%
167.Wallis/Futuna Islands$3,0000.000002%
168.Burundi$3,0000.000002%
169.Bangladesh$3,0000.000002%
170.Aruba$3,0000.000002%
171.Cameroon$2,0000.000001%
172.Democr. Rep. Congo$2,0000.000001%
173.Benin$2,0000.000001%
174.Seychelles$2,0000.000001%
175.Mongolia$1,0000.000001%

See also Car Exports by Country and Automotive Parts Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 16, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 16, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 16, 2019