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Cars Imports

Map No. 78

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The United States alone buys (net US$) 55% of all international car imports. Italy and the United Kingdom, which are the second and third biggest net car importers, import less than a sixth of the United States import value each.

Territories located in Western Europe and the Middle East import (net US$) the highest value of cars per person living there. People in Luxembourg import the most per person.

Despite high importing territories, the region of Western Europe has net car exports. North America is the main importing region; the Middle East and Asia Pacific have imports over US$5 bn.

"Americans still buy cars by the millions, whether they are in gridlocked LA or in the middle of Kansas miles from the nearest town." Paul Harris, 2006

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide net imports of cars (in US$) that are received there. Net imports are imports minus exports. When exports are larger than imports the territory is not shown.


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