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Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide A Reference for U.S. Exporters 2016 Edition

Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide A Reference for U.S. Exporters

2016 Edition

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Table of Contents Introduction and Overview............................... 1 U.S. Exports (Chart)............................................. 3 Market Briefs........................................................ 4 Argentina........................4

Malaysia........................ 57

Australia..........................6

Mexico.......................... 61

Austria..............................8

The Netherlands........ 65

Belgium........................ 11

New Zealand............... 67

Canada.......................... 14

Nigeria.......................... 69

China............................. 17

Norway......................... 74

Colombia...................... 23

Panama......................... 77

Croatia.......................... 26

Poland........................... 81

Czech Republic.......... 32

Russia............................ 84

Denmark...................... 34

South Africa................ 87

Egypt............................. 37

Spain.............................. 91

Finland.......................... 39

Sweden......................... 94

France........................... 42

Taiwan........................... 97

Germany....................... 45

Turkey........................... 99

Italy................................ 48

United Kingdom...... 103

Korea, Republic of..... 54

Contacts............................................................107

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Introduction and Overview The Global Marine Technology Team of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is pleased to bring to you this Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide, filled with valuable information about key international market opportunities to support your exporting goals. We work closely with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), an International Trade Administration Strategic Partner, to promote U.S. pleasure boat exports. We greatly appreciate NMMA’s partnership with us to bring you this publication. The following country briefs highlight some of the major global markets for recreational marine craft, parts, and accessories. U.S. exports of recreational marine craft and accessories totaled USD 2.1 billion in 2013, accounting for an estimated 32 percent of all U.S. manufacturing in this industry. The United States is also a net exporter in this industry; the U.S. recreational marine market makes up approximately 75 percent of the entire world market for these products. Servicing this market, U.S. companies provide high-quality products and benefit from production efficiencies that make them competitive worldwide. A global market overview of the most important countries and growth rates for U.S. exports in this industry is provided in the chart on the page 3. To learn more about the recreational transportation industries in top markets (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Mexico), please visit trade.gov/topmarkets. Recognizing the exporting strength and industry importance of the U.S. recreational marine craft, part, and accessory industry, the U.S. government included it in the recreational transportation priority sector of the National Export Initiative (NEI), an initiative to help U.S.