Germany is the World’s No. 1 Automobile Exporter By Far
Of these, Germany is the chief exporter by some distance. Europe’s economic powerhouse exported an impressive $245.4 billion worth of automobiles in 2011. During the same year, Germany reported $104.1 billion of vehicle imports.
Even though the United States imported a massive $211.6 billion of automobiles in 2011, it was still the world’s second strongest country in terms of exports. By the end of 2011, U.S. auto exports reached $119.7 billion.
Japan rounds off the top three – Japanese automobile exports amounted to $150 billion during the same year. Meanwhile, imports reached just $17 billion in comparison.
This chart shows global automobile imports and exports in 2011 (in billion US dollars).