Special purpose motor vehicles; not those for the transport of persons or goods (e.g. breakdown lorries, road sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile workshops, mobile radiological units etc)

8705 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Special purpose motor vehicles. In 2021, Special purpose motor vehicles were the world's 293rd most traded product, with a total trade of $13.2B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Special purpose motor vehicles grew by 14.3%, from $11.6B to $13.2B. Trade in Special purpose motor vehicles represent 0.063% of total world trade.

Special purpose motor vehicles are a part of Cars, tractors, trucks & parts thereof.. They include Other Special purpose motor vehicles, Mobile cranes, Fire fighting Vehicles, Mobile concrete mixers, and Mobile drilling derricks.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Special purpose motor vehicles  were Germany ($3.9B), United States ($1.56B), China ($1.37B), Italy ($1.29B), and Austria ($506M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Special purpose motor vehicles were United States ($927M), Canada ($782M), France ($676M), Germany ($608M), and United Kingdom ($482M).

Ranking Special purpose motor vehicles ranks 465th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Special purpose motor vehicles are used for the transportation of goods and materials. They can be made from a variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, plastic, and fiberglass.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Germany$3.9B
Top Destination (2021)United States$927M

In 2021 Special purpose motor vehicles were the world's 293rd most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Special purpose motor vehicles were Germany ($3.9B), United States ($1.56B), China ($1.37B), Italy ($1.29B), and Austria ($506M).

In 2021, the top importers of Special purpose motor vehicles were United States ($927M), Canada ($782M), France ($676M), Germany ($608M), and United Kingdom ($482M).

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Exporters of Special purpose motor vehicles (2021)
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Importers of Special purpose motor vehicles (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Germany$529M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Vietnam$161M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Special purpose motor vehicles grew the fastest in Germany ($529M), China ($480M), Italy ($261M), United States ($162M), and Netherlands ($85.5M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Special purpose motor vehicles were Vietnam ($161M), Australia ($134M), United Kingdom ($133M), Uzbekistan ($128M), and Spain ($105M).

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Exporters of Special purpose motor vehicles (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Special purpose motor vehicles (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Special purpose motor vehicles.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4. This means that most of the exports of Special purpose motor vehicles are explained by 16 countries.

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Value of Exports in Special purpose motor vehicles

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Germany$3.29B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Australia$390M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Special purpose motor vehicles. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Special purpose motor vehicles during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Special purpose motor vehicles were Germany ($3.29B), China ($1.22B), Italy ($1.1B), United States ($637M), and Austria ($271M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Special purpose motor vehicles were Australia ($390M), Canada ($342M), Saudi Arabia ($332M), France ($326M), and United Kingdom ($321M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Special purpose motor vehicles, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Other Special purpose motor vehicles ($6.7B), Mobile cranes ($3.96B), Fire fighting Vehicles ($1.43B), Mobile concrete mixers ($1.01B), and Mobile drilling derricks ($157M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Special purpose motor vehicles (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Special purpose motor vehicles.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Special purpose motor vehicles in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Special purpose motor vehicles by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Special purpose motor vehicles to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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