Motor vehicle parts

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts increased 5 percent through December to $44.95 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts increased 5 percent from $42.83 billion to $44.95 billion in 2017 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked No. 4 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 4 for the last full year with a total value of $42.83 billion, a $1.21 billion, 3 percent decreased over the 2015 total.

Through December of this year, the top five sources of U.S. exports in this category were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Germany. The top five Customs districts from which Motor vehicle parts exports left the United States through December were No. 1 Detroit, No. 2 Laredo, No. 3 Los Angeles, No. 4 Low Value Shipments and No. 5 Norfolk.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. exports were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Brazil. In the same time period, the top five Customs districts from which the exports left the United States through December were No. 1 Detroit, No. 2 Laredo, No. 3 Los Angeles, No. 4 Low Value Shipments and No. 5 San Diego.

January – December 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Canada $16,924,606,442
2 Mexico $15,947,996,160
3 China $2,295,546,422
4 Brazil $1,648,133,580
5 Germany $859,834,745
6 United Kingdom $657,044,844
7 Australia $571,817,829
8 Japan $512,598,973
9 Thailand $502,320,164
10 Italy $465,062,481

January – December 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 Detroit $14,017,971,893
2 Laredo $13,021,338,356
3 Los Angeles $2,872,822,563
4 Low Value Shipments $2,257,560,558
5 Norfolk $1,426,374,015
6 San Diego $1,366,928,347
7 New York City $1,293,430,543
8 Buffalo $984,483,878
9 Charleston $943,147,225
10 Phoenix/Nogales $919,840,679

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Canada decreased $137.27 million, 0.8 percent, (37.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $272.71 million, 1.74 percent, (35.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $370.86 million, 19.27 percent, (5.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil increased $967.39 million, 142.11 percent, (3.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $153.11 million, 21.66 percent, (1.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $37.68 billion of the $44.95 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 Detroit decreased $210.76 million, 1.48 percent, (31.19 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Laredo increased $364.98 million, 2.88 percent, (28.97 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Los Angeles increased $635.53 million, 28.41 percent, (6.39 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 Low Value Shipments increased $76.25 million, 3.5 percent, (5.02 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Norfolk increased $762.52 million, 114.86 percent, (3.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled 75 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $33.6 billion of the $44.95 billion total.