Motor vehicles for transporting people

U.S. exports of Motor vehicles for transporting people decreased 0 percent through December to $53.58 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicles for transporting people decreased 0 percent from $53.81 billion to $53.58 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. 3 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 3 for the last full year with a total value of $53.81 billion, a $1.59 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 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 United Kingdom. The top five Customs districts from which Motor vehicles for transporting people exports left the United States through December were No. 1 Detroit, No. 2 Atlanta/Savannah, No. 3 Charleston, No. 4 Baltimore and No. 5 Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. exports were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. 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 Charleston, No. 3 Atlanta/Savannah, No. 4 Los Angeles and No. 5 Buffalo.

January – December 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Canada $14,858,490,050
2 China $10,620,132,859
3 Germany $6,073,489,195
4 Mexico $3,176,112,069
5 United Kingdom $1,927,222,700
6 Australia $1,737,766,171
7 United Arab Emirates $1,714,151,895
8 Saudi Arabia $1,631,536,603
9 South Korea $1,555,374,445
10 Belgium $621,530,156

January – December 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 Detroit $11,309,720,029
2 Atlanta/Savannah $7,261,297,631
3 Charleston $7,107,957,103
4 Baltimore $3,974,911,508
5 Los Angeles $3,470,226,348
6 New York City $2,571,901,622
7 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $2,413,297,490
8 Jacksonville/Tampa $2,367,870,507
9 Buffalo $2,324,600,799
10 San Francisco $2,135,194,449

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Canada increased $268.4 million, 1.84 percent, (27.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $1.76 billion, 19.83 percent, (19.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany decreased $582.06 million, 8.75 percent, (11.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $442.81 million, 12.24 percent, (5.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $351.15 million, 15.41 percent, (3.6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $36.66 billion of the $53.58 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 Detroit increased $1.91 billion, 20.26 percent, (21.11 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Atlanta/Savannah decreased $43.78 million, 0.6 percent, (13.55 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Charleston decreased $587.38 million, 7.63 percent, (13.27 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 Baltimore increased $429.94 million, 12.13 percent, (7.42 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Los Angeles decreased $359.56 million, 9.39 percent, (6.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled 62 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $33.12 billion of the $53.58 billion total.