Cars: Exports

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered at on 17 March 2015.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new cars the United Kingdom exported in (1) 2013, and (2) 2014, by (a) country of destination, and (b) marque.

Photo of Lord Livingston of Parkhead Lord Livingston of Parkhead The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The total number of cars built in UK for export in 2013 was 1,201,395. In 2014 the figure was 1,195,196. A breakdown by marque and destination is not available, although data on the value of UK’s exports of motor cars by destination is published by H M Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The total value of UK car exports in 2013 was £24.4 Billion. In 2014, the total value of UK car exports was £25.7 Billion

It should be noted that the data excludes public transport vehicles, freight vehicles and exports of motor car components.

UK EXPORTS OF MOTOR CARS

2013-2014

2013

£ Millions

2014

£ Millions

China

4,349

China

5,448

United States

3,319

United States

3,292

Belgium

1,684

Belgium

2,426

Russia

1,645

Germany

1,475

Germany

1,347

Russia

1,381

France

1,100

Italy

1,154

Italy

1,018

Spain

1,011

Netherlands

843

Netherlands

755

Spain

826

France

571

Australia

611

UAE

569

Sweden

554

Australia

535

UAE

499

Sweden

429

Japan

424

Japan

394

Turkey

403

Irish Republic

380

South Africa

366

Turkey

355

Norway

349

Canada

349

Irish Republic

304

Norway

337

Switzerland

286

Switzerland

307

Canada

279

South Korea

306

Brazil

251

Finland

303

Rest of the World

3,987

Rest of the World

3,953

Total Exports

24,442

Total Exports

25,729

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