Which Country Imports the Most Public-Transport Type Passenger Motor Vehicles in the World?

Motor Vehicles May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the amount of motor vehicle imported worldwide stood at 3.3M tonnes, reducing by -2.0% against the previous year figure. Overall, motor vehicle imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012, when it surged by 6% against the previous year level. In that year, global motor vehicle imports attained its maximum volume of 3.7M tonnes. From 2013 to 2016, growth of global motor vehicle imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, motor vehicle imports totaled $15B in 2016. In general, motor vehicle imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In that year, global motor vehicle imports attained its maximum level of $17B. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global motor vehicle imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Motor Vehicle Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (967.5 million USD)

2. Germany (912.9 million USD)

3. France (900.7 million USD)

4. Philippines (649.7 million USD)

5. Canada (610.1 million USD)

6. United Arab Emirates (453.5 million USD)

7. Belgium (316.8 million USD)

8. Turkey (186.2 million USD)

9. Australia (171.7 million USD)

10. China (34.4 million USD)

11. South Korea (23.0 million USD)

12. Japan (22.4 million USD)

Motor Vehicle Imports By Country

In 2016, Japan (461K tonnes), China (316K tonnes), and South Korea (243K tonnes) represented the main importers of motor vehicle in the world, mixed up 31% of total import. The following importers - Turkey (136K tonnes), Australia (115K tonnes), the U.S. (111K tonnes), Germany (109K tonnes), the Philippines (95K tonnes), Belgium (90K tonnes), France (74K tonnes), United Arab Emirates (65K tonnes), and Canada (64K tonnes) together made up 26% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of motor vehicle imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Australia (+34.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest motor vehicle markets worldwide were the U.S. ($968M), Germany ($913M) and France ($901M), with a combined 18% share of global imports. These countries were followed by the Philippines, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Turkey, Australia, China, South Korea and Japan, which together accounted for a further 16%.

Japan (+18.5% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the motor vehicle imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Motor Vehicle Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for motor vehicle amounted to $4,666 per tonne, flattening at the previous year level. Overall, motor vehicle import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, an increase of 11% against the previous year level. In that year, average motor vehicle import price reached its maximum level of $4,908 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average motor vehicle import price stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was France ($12 per kg), while Japan ($49 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of motor vehicle import prices was attained by Japan (+18.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 8702 - Vehicles; public transport passenger type.

Source: World: Public-Transport Type Passenger Motor Vehicles - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025