Which Country Imports the Most Motors in the World?

Electric Motors And Generators May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 3.1M tonnes of motor were imported worldwide; flattening at the previous year level. In general, motor imports continue to indicate a drastic deduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016, an increase of -0.1% from the previous year level. Global motor import peaked of 5.5M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, motor imports totaled $49B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Global motor import peaked of $53B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Motor Importing Countries in the World

1. Germany (5.0 billion USD)

2. South Korea (1.8 billion USD)

3. Japan (1.6 billion USD)

4. Italy (1.5 billion USD)

5. France (1.4 billion USD)

6. United Kingdom (1.0 billion USD)

7. Czech Republic (1.0 billion USD)

8. Turkey (0.7 billion USD)

9. Netherlands (0.7 billion USD)

10. Russia (0.7 billion USD)

11. Brazil (0.6 billion USD)

12. Indonesia (0.4 billion USD)

Motor Imports By Country

In 2016, Germany (404K tonnes), Italy (273K tonnes), and Czech Republic (252K tonnes) were the key importers of motor in the world, mixed up 30% of total import. It was distantly followed by Brazil (158K tonnes), committing 5% share of total motor imports. The following importers - the UK (139K tonnes), Japan (127K tonnes), the Netherlands (121K tonnes), France (119K tonnes), South Korea (93K tonnes), Turkey (92K tonnes), Russia (89K tonnes), and Indonesia (82K tonnes) together made up 28% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of motor imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Indonesia (+5.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($5B) constitutes the largest market for imported motor worldwide, making up 10% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Korea ($1.8B), with the share of 4% of global imports. It was followed by Japan, with the share of 3%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of motor imports in Germany stood at +4.3%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: South Korea (+6.2% per year) and Japan (+1.4% per year).

Motor Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for motor amounted to $16 per kg, declining by -1.7% against the previous year. Overall, motor import price continues to indicate a prominent growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import price increased by 22% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, average motor import price attained its maximum level of $16 per kg in 2015, falling back in the following year.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was South Korea ($19 per kg), while Brazil ($3,548 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of motor import prices was attained by the Netherlands (+47.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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