By: The International Trade Administration
Date: April 2016
The automotive industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the United States. It is truly a global industry with automakers from the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea producing cars and automotive parts for consumers around the world. With so much activity taking place, this Top Markets Report provides U.S. auto parts suppliers with an assessment of opportunities and challenges, and can be used as a resource to help suppliers successfully export to various markets throughout the world. Separate models were developed to rank opportunities for original equipment (OE) parts and for aftermarket parts export markets through 2021. Rankings are provided for a total of 30 markets, with detailed country case studies written about nine different markets. In addition, the report includes two snapshots regarding new automotive technologies and benefits from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.