Truck Exports by Country

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International sales in 2017 from truck exports by country totaled US$130.3 billion in 2017. That dollar value reflects a 5.7% increase since 2013 and a 10.1% uptick from 2016 to 2017.

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 $50.6 billion in 2017 or 38.8% of the global total. North America accounted for 32.7% of worldwide truck exports while 21.1% came from Asia.

Smaller percentages trace back to Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (4.9%), Africa (2.3%) and Oceania (0.1%).

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 2017.

  1. Mexico: US$24.6 billion (18.8% of total exported trucks)
  2. United States: $15.7 billion (12.1%)
  3. Germany: $10.3 billion (7.9%)
  4. Japan: $8.9 billion (6.8%)
  5. Thailand: $7.3 billion (5.6%)
  6. France: $7.2 billion (5.5%)
  7. Spain: $6 billion (4.6%)
  8. Italy: $5.3 billion (4.1%)
  9. Belgium: $5.1 billion (3.9%)
  10. Turkey: $4.8 billion (3.7%)
  11. Netherlands: $3.8 billion (2.9%)
  12. China: $3.4 billion (2.6%)
  13. Argentina: $3.3 billion (2.5%)
  14. South Africa: $3 billion (2.3%)
  15. Poland: $3 billion (2.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 85.6% of global truck exports in 2017 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing trucks exporters since 2013 were: Belgium (up 87.4%), France (up 58.6%), Poland (up 43.6%) and Mexico (up 39.9%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported trucks sales were led by: Thailand (down -31%), Argentina (down -20.2%), China (down -15.3%), Japan (down -12.3%) and Germany (down -7.2%).

Advantages

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

  1. Mexico: US$22.3 billion (net export surplus up 45.1% since 2013)
  2. Japan: $8.6 billion (down -12.7%)
  3. Thailand: $7.1 billion (down -31.3%)
  4. Germany: $4.8 billion (down -16.7%)
  5. Turkey: $3.5 billion (up 27.8%)
  6. Spain: $3.4 billion (down -20.7%)
  7. China: $2.9 billion (down -3.9%)
  8. South Africa: $2.2 billion (up 25.5%)
  9. Italy: $2 billion (down -31.7%)
  10. Poland: $1.4 billion (up 189.1%)
  11. Argentina: $1.2 billion (down -55%)
  12. South Korea: $1.1 billion (down -51.5%)
  13. France: $955.9 million (reversing a -$1.2 billion deficit)
  14. Belarus: $912.5 million (up 42%)
  15. Brazil: $852.5 million (reversing a -$1.1 billion deficit)

Mexico has the highest surplus in the international trade of truck. 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 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 imported truck purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. Canada: -US$13.6 billion (net export deficit up 12.3% since 2013)
  2. United States: -$10.8 billion (up 300.7%)
  3. Australia: -$6.4 billion (up 8%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$5.5 billion (up 46.7%)
  5. Chile: -$2.1 billion (down -15%)
  6. Russia: -$1.7 billion (down -29%)
  7. Vietnam: -$1.6 billion (up 309.4%)
  8. Philippines: -$1.5 billion (up 202%)
  9. New Zealand: -$1.3 billion (up 57.5%)
  10. Norway: -$1.2 billion (down -6.5%)
  11. United Arab Emirates: -$1.15 billion (up 27.6%)
  12. Saudi Arabia: -$1.12 billion (down -67.3%)
  13. Switzerland: -$1.09 billion (down -4%)
  14. Israel: -$1 billion (up 33.1%)
  15. Indonesia: -$907.4 million (up 49.3%)

In 2017, Canada overtook the United States of America in incurring the highest deficit in the international trade of truck. 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

You can change the presentation order by clicking the triangle icon at the top of any of the columns below.

RankExporter2017 Exported Trucks% World Total
1.MexicoUS$24.6 billion18.8%
2.United States$15.7 billion12.1%
3.Germany$10.3 billion7.9%
4.Japan$8.9 billion6.8%
5.Thailand$7.3 billion5.6%
6.France$7.2 billion5.5%
7.Spain$6 billion4.6%
8.Italy$5.3 billion4.1%
9.Belgium$5.1 billion3.9%
10.Turkey$4.8 billion3.7%
11.Netherlands$3.8 billion2.9%
12.China$3.4 billion2.6%
13.Argentina$3.3 billion2.5%
14.South Africa$3 billion2.3%
15.Poland$3 billion2.3%
16.Brazil$2.8 billion2.2%
17.Canada$2.3 billion1.8%
18.Austria$1.8 billion1.4%
19.South Korea$1.7 billion1.3%
20.Sweden$1.7 billion1.3%
21.United Kingdom$1.6 billion1.3%
22.Belarus$1 billion0.8%
23.Portugal$707.6 million0.5%
24.India$706.4 million0.5%
25.Finland$642.9 million0.5%
26.Slovenia$548.3 million0.4%
27.Russia$335.9 million0.3%
28.Hungary$218 million0.2%
29.Slovakia$211.1 million0.2%
30.Denmark$206.6 million0.2%
31.Kuwait$188.9 million0.1%
32.Czech Republic$183.2 million0.1%
33.Chile$169.8 million0.1%
34.Saudi Arabia$165.8 million0.1%
35.Switzerland$165.2 million0.1%
36.Lithuania$154.5 million0.1%
37.Norway$142.5 million0.1%
38.Australia$131 million0.1%
39.Indonesia$84.6 million0.1%
40.Estonia$69.2 million0.1%
41.Colombia$63.2 million0.05%
42.Singapore$60.7 million0.05%
43.Luxembourg$43.5 million0.03%
44.Ireland$38.7 million0.03%
45.Uruguay$37.6 million0.03%
46.Central African Rep$28.9 million0.02%
47.Latvia$28.2 million0.02%
48.Serbia$27.6 million0.02%
49.Croatia$27.4 million0.02%
50.Hong Kong$22.8 million0.02%
51.Taiwan$19.8 million0.02%
52.Bulgaria$19.7 million0.02%
53.Turkmenistan$19.3 million0.01%
54.Romania$18.8 million0.01%
55.Malaysia$18.3 million0.01%
56.Ecuador$15.7 million0.01%
57.Georgia$14.5 million0.01%
58.Guatemala$13.6 million0.01%
59.Jordan$13 million0.01%
60.Kyrgyzstan$12.7 million0.01%
61.United Arab Emirates$10.4 million0.01%
62.Ukraine$9.6 million0.01%
63.Kenya$9.5 million0.01%
64.Uganda$9.4 million0.01%
65.Mozambique$8.7 million0.01%
66.Israel$8 million0.01%
67.Greece$7.9 million0.01%
68.Tajikistan$7.6 million0.01%
69.Kazakhstan$7.2 million0.01%
70.Zambia$7 million0.01%
71.Malawi$6.1 million0.005%
72.Namibia$6.1 million0.005%
73.Bosnia/Herzegovina$6 million0.005%
74.Bahrain$5.9 million0.005%
75.Sri Lanka$5.8 million0.004%
76.Cyprus$5.8 million0.004%
77.Montenegro$3.9 million0.003%
78.Philippines$3.8 million0.003%
79.Panama$3.7 million0.003%
80.Lebanon$3.2 million0.002%
81.Azerbaijan$2.4 million0.002%
82.Morocco$2.2 million0.002%
83.Mali$2.2 million0.002%
84.El Salvador$2.2 million0.002%
85.Togo$1.8 million0.001%
86.Peru$1.7 million0.001%
87.Benin$1.7 million0.001%
88.New Zealand$1.6 million0.001%
89.Vietnam$1.4 million0.001%
90.Costa Rica$1.4 million0.001%
91.Botswana$1.3 million0.001%
92.Nicaragua$1.3 million0.001%
93.Macedonia$1.3 million0.001%
94.Ghana$1.3 million0.001%
95.Uzbekistan$1.1 million0.001%
96.Dominican Rep$1.1 million0.001%
97.Tanzania$1.0 million0.001%
98.Iran$929,0000.001%
99.Iraq$877,0000.001%
100.Tunisia$877,0000.001%
101.North Korea$859,0000.001%
102.Barbados$722,0000.001%
103.Guinea$708,0000.001%
104.Swaziland$609,0000.000%
105.Cameroon$607,0000.0005%
106.Zimbabwe$529,0000.0004%
107.Egypt$529,0000.0004%
108.Moldova$511,0000.0004%
109.Nepal$368,0000.0003%
110.Liberia$323,0000.0002%
111.Antigua/Barbuda$309,0000.0002%
112.Iceland$288,0000.0002%
113.Bahamas$279,0000.0002%
114.Niger$269,0000.0002%
115.Gibraltar$266,0000.0002%
116.Equatorial Guinea$257,0000.0002%
117.Suriname$243,0000.0002%
118.Angola$228,0000.0002%
119.Congo$223,0000.0002%
120.Honduras$223,0000.0002%
121.Haiti$202,0000.0002%
122.Macao$181,0000.0001%
123.Madagascar$167,0000.0001%
124.Laos$164,0000.0001%
125.Fiji$161,0000.0001%
126.Rwanda$160,0000.0001%
127.Greenland$124,0000.0001%
128.Democ. Rep. Congo$119,0000.0001%
129.Mauritius$117,0000.0001%
130.Belize$113,0000.0001%
131.Pakistan$104,0000.0001%
132.Albania$101,0000.0001%
133.Lesotho$97,0000.0001%
134.Libya$94,0000.0001%
135.US Minor Outlying Is$87,0000.0001%
136.Armenia$86,0000.0001%
137.Curaçao$82,0000.0001%
138.Jamaica$81,0000.0001%
139.Faroe Islands$75,0000.0001%
140.Burkina Faso$74,0000.0001%
141.Gabon$70,0000.0001%
142.Cayman Islands$62,0000.0000%
143.Afghanistan$60,0000.00005%
144.Vanuatu$58,0000.00004%
145.Trinidad/Tobago$52,0000.00004%
146.Sudan$40,0000.00003%
147.Syria$35,0000.00003%
148.Sierra Leone$31,0000.00002%
149.Saint Lucia$30,0000.00002%
150.Côte d'Ivoire$28,0000.00002%
151.Tokelau$26,0000.00002%
152.Qatar$23,0000.00002%
153.Solomon Islands$22,0000.00002%
154.Venezuela$20,0000.00002%
155.American Samoa$15,0000.00001%
156.Guyana$14,0000.00001%
157.Malta$14,0000.00001%
158.Paraguay$13,0000.00001%
159.Andorra$9,0000.00001%
160.Cabo Verde$8,0000.00001%
161.New Caledonia$8,0000.00001%
162.Grenada$8,0000.00001%
163.Aruba$5,0000.00000%
164.Samoa$5,0000.00000%
165.Norfolk Island$4,0000.000003%
166.French Polynesia$2,0000.000002%
167.Yemen$2,0000.000002%
168.Marshall Islands$1,0000.000001%
169.Turks/Caicos Is$1,0000.000001%
170.Bangladesh$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

You can change the presentation order by clicking the triangle icon at the top of the columns.

RankExporter2017 Exported Trucks% World Total
1.MexicoUS$24.6 billion18.8%
2.United States$15.7 billion12.1%
3.Germany$10.3 billion7.9%
4.Japan$8.9 billion6.8%
5.Thailand$7.3 billion5.6%
6.France$7.2 billion5.5%
7.Spain$6 billion4.6%
8.Italy$5.3 billion4.1%
9.Belgium$5.1 billion3.9%
10.Turkey$4.8 billion3.7%
11.Netherlands$3.8 billion2.9%
12.China$3.4 billion2.6%
13.Argentina$3.3 billion2.5%
14.South Africa$3 billion2.3%
15.Poland$3 billion2.3%
16.Brazil$2.8 billion2.2%
17.Canada$2.3 billion1.8%
18.Austria$1.8 billion1.4%
19.South Korea$1.7 billion1.3%
20.Sweden$1.7 billion1.3%
21.United Kingdom$1.6 billion1.3%
22.Belarus$1 billion0.8%
23.Portugal$707.6 million0.5%
24.India$706.4 million0.5%
25.Finland$642.9 million0.5%
26.Slovenia$548.3 million0.4%
27.Russia$335.9 million0.3%
28.Hungary$218 million0.2%
29.Slovakia$211.1 million0.2%
30.Denmark$206.6 million0.2%
31.Kuwait$188.9 million0.1%
32.Czech Republic$183.2 million0.1%
33.Chile$169.8 million0.1%
34.Saudi Arabia$165.8 million0.1%
35.Switzerland$165.2 million0.1%
36.Lithuania$154.5 million0.1%
37.Norway$142.5 million0.1%
38.Australia$131 million0.1%
39.Indonesia$84.6 million0.1%
40.Estonia$69.2 million0.1%
41.Colombia$63.2 million0.05%
42.Singapore$60.7 million0.05%
43.Luxembourg$43.5 million0.03%
44.Ireland$38.7 million0.03%
45.Uruguay$37.6 million0.03%
46.Central African Rep$28.9 million0.02%
47.Latvia$28.2 million0.02%
48.Serbia$27.6 million0.02%
49.Croatia$27.4 million0.02%
50.Hong Kong$22.8 million0.02%
51.Taiwan$19.8 million0.02%
52.Bulgaria$19.7 million0.02%
53.Turkmenistan$19.3 million0.01%
54.Romania$18.8 million0.01%
55.Malaysia$18.3 million0.01%
56.Ecuador$15.7 million0.01%
57.Georgia$14.5 million0.01%
58.Guatemala$13.6 million0.01%
59.Jordan$13 million0.01%
60.Kyrgyzstan$12.7 million0.01%
61.United Arab Emirates$10.4 million0.01%
62.Ukraine$9.6 million0.01%
63.Kenya$9.5 million0.01%
64.Uganda$9.4 million0.01%
65.Mozambique$8.7 million0.01%
66.Israel$8 million0.01%
67.Greece$7.9 million0.01%
68.Tajikistan$7.6 million0.01%
69.Kazakhstan$7.2 million0.01%
70.Zambia$7 million0.01%
71.Malawi$6.1 million0.005%
72.Namibia$6.1 million0.005%
73.Bosnia/Herzegovina$6 million0.005%
74.Bahrain$5.9 million0.005%
75.Sri Lanka$5.8 million0.004%
76.Cyprus$5.8 million0.004%
77.Montenegro$3.9 million0.003%
78.Philippines$3.8 million0.003%
79.Panama$3.7 million0.003%
80.Lebanon$3.2 million0.002%
81.Azerbaijan$2.4 million0.002%
82.Morocco$2.2 million0.002%
83.Mali$2.2 million0.002%
84.El Salvador$2.2 million0.002%
85.Togo$1.8 million0.001%
86.Peru$1.7 million0.001%
87.Benin$1.7 million0.001%
88.New Zealand$1.6 million0.001%
89.Vietnam$1.4 million0.001%
90.Costa Rica$1.4 million0.001%
91.Botswana$1.3 million0.001%
92.Nicaragua$1.3 million0.001%
93.Macedonia$1.3 million0.001%
94.Ghana$1.3 million0.001%
95.Uzbekistan$1.1 million0.001%
96.Dominican Rep$1.1 million0.001%
97.Tanzania$1.0 million0.001%
98.Iran$929,0000.001%
99.Iraq$877,0000.001%
100.Tunisia$877,0000.001%
101.North Korea$859,0000.001%
102.Barbados$722,0000.001%
103.Guinea$708,0000.001%
104.Swaziland$609,0000.000%
105.Cameroon$607,0000.0005%
106.Zimbabwe$529,0000.0004%
107.Egypt$529,0000.0004%
108.Moldova$511,0000.0004%
109.Nepal$368,0000.0003%
110.Liberia$323,0000.0002%
111.Antigua/Barbuda$309,0000.0002%
112.Iceland$288,0000.0002%
113.Bahamas$279,0000.0002%
114.Niger$269,0000.0002%
115.Gibraltar$266,0000.0002%
116.Equatorial Guinea$257,0000.0002%
117.Suriname$243,0000.0002%
118.Angola$228,0000.0002%
119.Congo$223,0000.0002%
120.Honduras$223,0000.0002%
121.Haiti$202,0000.0002%
122.Macao$181,0000.0001%
123.Madagascar$167,0000.0001%
124.Laos$164,0000.0001%
125.Fiji$161,0000.0001%
126.Rwanda$160,0000.0001%
127.Greenland$124,0000.0001%
128.Democ. Rep. Congo$119,0000.0001%
129.Mauritius$117,0000.0001%
130.Belize$113,0000.0001%
131.Pakistan$104,0000.0001%
132.Albania$101,0000.0001%
133.Lesotho$97,0000.0001%
134.Libya$94,0000.0001%
135.US Minor Outlying Is$87,0000.0001%
136.Armenia$86,0000.0001%
137.Curaçao$82,0000.0001%
138.Jamaica$81,0000.0001%
139.Faroe Islands$75,0000.0001%
140.Burkina Faso$74,0000.0001%
141.Gabon$70,0000.0001%
142.Cayman Islands$62,0000.0000%
143.Afghanistan$60,0000.00005%
144.Vanuatu$58,0000.00004%
145.Trinidad/Tobago$52,0000.00004%
146.Sudan$40,0000.00003%
147.Syria$35,0000.00003%
148.Sierra Leone$31,0000.00002%
149.Saint Lucia$30,0000.00002%
150.Côte d'Ivoire$28,0000.00002%
151.Tokelau$26,0000.00002%
152.Qatar$23,0000.00002%
153.Solomon Islands$22,0000.00002%
154.Venezuela$20,0000.00002%
155.American Samoa$15,0000.00001%
156.Guyana$14,0000.00001%
157.Malta$14,0000.00001%
158.Paraguay$13,0000.00001%
159.Andorra$9,0000.00001%
160.Cabo Verde$8,0000.00001%
161.New Caledonia$8,0000.00001%
162.Grenada$8,0000.00001%
163.Aruba$5,0000.00000%
164.Samoa$5,0000.00000%
165.Norfolk Island$4,0000.000003%
166.French Polynesia$2,0000.000002%
167.Yemen$2,0000.000002%
168.Marshall Islands$1,0000.000001%
169.Turks/Caicos Is$1,0000.000001%
170.Bangladesh$1,0000.000001%









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

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 7, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 7, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 7, 2018

Forbes 2015 Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on June 7, 2018