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Foreign Trade Graph of the Month - December 2012


Graph of the Month

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Graph of the Month Chart

December's first graph shows the annual totals for the top 5 countries importing automobiles (NAICS 3361). 2012 was a record high of automotive imports with $167 billion, an increase of 19% from 2011. As you can see, automotive imports have bounced back from the recession of 2009. Within the top 5 countries, Germany had the largest percentage increase of 106% when compared to 2009 and an increase of 20% compared to 2011. Japan, which had the largest decrease of 42% from 2008 to 2009 among the top 5, improved 58% from 2009 to 2012 and improved 26% from 2011 to 2012.

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Graph of the Month Chart

December's second graph shows the top country market share of annual U.S. automotive imports in 2012. To see the data points, hover your mouse over the graph. Using the interactive legend you may isolate the data by country by clicking on the respective countries icon in the legend. Download data [XLS]. You can obtain this data and more by going to USA Trade Online.

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Exports: $190.4 Billion
Imports: $232.7 Billion

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