The main exporting countries of the automotive industry: Germany with 17.8% of the world total; Japan 9.9%; EU, 9.4% and Mexico 7.6%, followed by the Republic of Korea, with 4.6%.
From 2010 to 2017, the GDP of the automotive industry grew 12.3% on average.
In 2017, this industry impacted 90 economic activities in the secondary sector and 70 in commerce and services, and generated more than 800 000 direct jobs in the manufacture of vehicles and auto parts.
In 2017, a positive trade balance of 71 billion dollars was registered, and by 2018, the numbers are even more important (since Mexico displaced South Korea as the world's sixth largest vehicle producer in 2018) andexpectations for 2019 higher.
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