U.S. aircraft parts figure prominently in U.S. competitiveness in global aerospace trade. In contrast to other aerospace sectors, job creation at small and medium enterprises can especially benefit from increased exports of aircraft parts. Top markets for future growth in U.S. aircraft parts exports are generally those that are leading exports markets overall for U.S. products (e.g., large European economies, Japan, China and Singapore). This Top Markets Report provides commentary on changing market dynamics. Along with other resources, this report helps inform U.S. suppliers of aerospace products of what the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) considers to be leading markets for exports of U.S. aircraft parts.
This report is part of the Top Markets Series. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on a sector-specific methodology.
The lead author of this report is Fred Elliott, an international trade specialist on the Aerospace Team in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Jonathan Alvear, Alexis Haakensen, and Kim Wells, also Aerospace Team staff members, collaborated in developing statistical methodology and prepared country case studies. Chris Blaha, Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis, provided trade data and statistical analysis. Scott Kennedy, Aerospace Team Leader, managed the team effort.