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Leading import countries for motor vehicles from Germany based on export value 2019

German car brands are known and exported the world over. The United States were the leading importer of motor vehicles from Germany, followed by the United Kingdom and China. Leading importers in Europe include France, Italy and Spain.

At the wheel

Car brands such as BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen, to name just a few, are a key part of Germany’s international image and economic standing, belonging to one of the longest-running and most successful industries in the country. In general, cars were the most traded type of goods in the world and Germany has been a driving force in this development.As of recently, Germany exported 17.75 million tons of motor vehicles.

Volkswagen leading car brand

Which car brands are the most popular among German vehicle owners? Based on ownership share, Volkswagen consistently wins the race, followed by Opel and Mercedes-Benz. In terms of car models, the highest number of new registrations was recorded for Volkswagen’s Golf, Tiguan and Polo.

Leading import countries for motor vehicles from Germany in 2019, by value of exports

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