Which Country Exports the Most Motors in the World?

Electric Motors And Generators May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, approx. 1.8M tonnes of motor were exported worldwide; rising by 2% against the previous year level. Overall, motor exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when exports increased by 12% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global motor exports attained its maximum volume of 1.8M tonnes in 2008; afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

In value terms, motor exports stood at $46B in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Global motor export peaked of $50B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Motor Exporting Countries in the World

1. Germany (7.0 billion USD)

2. Japan (2.4 billion USD)

3. Italy (1.8 billion USD)

4. France (1.4 billion USD)

5. South Korea (1.3 billion USD)

6. Czech Republic (1.0 billion USD)

7. Austria (1.0 billion USD)

8. United Kingdom (0.8 billion USD)

9. Hungary (0.6 billion USD)

10. Poland (0.6 billion USD)

11. Netherlands (0.5 billion USD)

12. Brazil (0.5 billion USD)

Motor Exports By Country

In 2016, Germany (388K tonnes), distantly followed by Italy (194K tonnes), Czech Republic (138K tonnes), Japan (113K tonnes), France (108K tonnes), Brazil (106K tonnes), and South Korea (92K tonnes) were the major exporters of motor, together mixed up 62% of total exports. The Netherlands (70K tonnes), Poland (66K tonnes), Hungary (57K tonnes), the UK (52K tonnes), and Austria (48K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

Exports from Germany increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, the Netherlands (+10.7%), Poland (+10.1%), Italy (+8.9%), South Korea (+4.9%), and Hungary (+2.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Netherlands emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +10.7% from 2007-2016. The UK experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Austria (-1.4%), France (-1.4%), Japan (-1.5%), Brazil (-1.8%), and Czech Republic (-2.8%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of Czech Republic increased by 2% percentage points, while South Korea (-1.8%), Poland (-2.1%), the Netherlands (-2.3%), Germany (-2.7%), and Italy (-5.7%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Germany ($7B) remains the largest motor supplier in the world, making up 15% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($2.4B), with the share of 5% of global exports. It was followed by Italy, with the share of 4%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of motor exports in Germany expanded at +2.4%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates: Japan (+0.6% per year) and Italy (+0.0% per year).

Motor Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for motor amounted to $25 per kg, approximately equating the previous year level. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.7%.The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by 6% from the previous year level. Global motor export peaked of $28 per kg in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Austria ($22 per kg), while Brazil ($4,456 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of motor export prices was attained by South Korea (+7.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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