In 2016, the European Union exported roughly five and a half million cars worth around €125 billion. The interactive infographic below shows the 10 most important export destinations for EU passenger cars in 2016, by value and in units.

Quick facts:

  • The United States remained the EU's most valuable export market for passenger cars in 2016, with exports totalling €38 billion – representing more than 30% of all exports.
  • In total, EU passenger car exports fell slightly in 2016 compared to the year before, both in value (‐3.2%) and in volume terms (‐1.5%); although exports recovered again after the first half of the year, when declines were more significant.
  • Throughout the year, car exports generated a trade surplus worth €87 billion for the European Union, down 9.9% compared to 2015.

For more facts and figures about the EU automotive industry, make sure to read ACEA's Economic and Market Report - Quarter 4 2016.