In 2016, the European Union (EU) was the largest exporter of motor vehicles in the world, with total exports (to countries outside the EU) amounting to US$214 billion. Japan was the second largest exporter (US$141 billion), followed by the United States (US$121 billion).
In the other trade direction, the United States was the largest importer of motor vehicles in the world (US$282 billion), far ahead of the EU (US$85 billion) and China (US$71 billion).
The interesting statistics were published this week by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The US was the largest market for EU motor vehicle exports (25% of all EU motor vehicle exports). China was the second export market for EU motor vehicles (16%), followed by Turkey (7%), Switzerland and Japan (both 5%).
Motor vehicles imported by the EU in 2016, came mostly from Turkey (20% of all EU imports of motor vehicles), Japan (19%), the United States (14%), South Korea (10%) and China (8%).< Return