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Automobile industry in Germany - Statistics & Facts

German cars are famous. Several brands have been around for a very long time and are known the world over. The automobile industry in Germany generated over 378 billion euros in total sales in 2020, compared to 436 billion euros the year before. Considering that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began in March 2020, these figures are an indication of the effect of closures and restrictions, both on the production side and consumers. Most recently, gross production value in German car manufacturing was 519 billion euros.

German automobile companies are some of the most successful in the industry on an international scale. In fact, the Volkswagen Group topped a ranking of leading motor manufacturers based on global sales, with 9.3 million units sold worldwide in 2020. The Volkswagen Group was also the leading car manufacturer by production volume in Germany. The Daimler AG was further behind, and the BMW Group rounded up the top three.

The total weight of cars exported from Germany in 2020 was 106.57 billion tons, while export value amounted to 184 billion euros that same year. German vehicles were mainly exported to European countries. Other leading regions for vehicle export included North and South America, as well as Asia. The list of leading import countries for German motor vehicles included the U.S., the UK and China among the top three. As of 2020, 19.45 billion euros worth of German cars were imported in the United States.



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