Commercial vehicles

U.S. imports of Commercial vehicles increased 5 percent through December to $26.37 billion

U.S. imports of Commercial vehicles increased 5 percent from $25.03 billion to $26.37 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. 10 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 10 for the last full year, with a total value of $25.03 billion, a $1.64 billion, 7 percent increase over the 2015 total.

Through December of this year, the top five sources of U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 United Kingdom. The top five Customs districts from which the imports entered the U.S. through December were No. 1 Laredo, No. 2 San Diego, No. 3 El Paso, No. 4 Baltimore and No. 5 Ogdensburg, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Commercial vehicles were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 United Kingdom. In the same time period, the top five Customs districts for imports were No. 1 Laredo, No. 2 San Diego, No. 3 El Paso, No. 4 Baltimore and No. 5 Ogdensburg, N.Y..

January – December 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Mexico $22,846,216,393
2 Canada $1,407,162,918
3 Japan $784,577,693
4 Spain $408,031,297
5 United Kingdom $336,939,368
6 Germany $275,005,117
7 Sweden $141,896,010
8 Brazil $62,439,960
9 Argentina $22,743,174
10 Finland $16,613,988

January – December 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 Laredo $15,162,130,771
2 San Diego $3,667,042,194
3 El Paso $1,911,151,166
4 Baltimore $1,194,912,767
5 Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,091,106,583
6 Jacksonville/Tampa $673,920,050
7 Detroit $518,137,080
8 Seattle $399,673,464
9 New York City $293,365,243
10 Great Falls, Mont. $264,594,499

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Mexico increased $906.39 million, 4.13 percent. Of the total, 86.64 percent arrived from Mexico.
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $286.49 million, 25.56 percent. Of the total, 5.34 percent arrived from Canada.
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $75.19 million, 10.6 percent. Of the total, 2.98 percent arrived from Japan.
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain decreased $29.24 million, 6.69 percent. Of the total, 1.55 percent arrived from Spain.
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $30.3 million, 9.88 percent. Of the total, 1.28 percent arrived from United Kingdom.

All totaled, 98 percent of all these Commercial vehicles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $25.78 billion of the $26.37 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US imports to No. 1 Laredo increased $144.54 million, 0.96 percent. Of the total, 57.5 percent shipped to Laredo.
  • US imports to No. 2 San Diego increased $416.65 million, 12.82 percent. Of the total, 13.91 percent shipped to San Diego.
  • US imports to No. 3 El Paso decreased $66.26 million, 3.35 percent. Of the total, 7.25 percent shipped to El Paso.
  • US imports to No. 4 Baltimore increased $126.21 million, 11.81 percent. Of the total, 4.53 percent shipped to Baltimore.
  • US imports to No. 5 Ogdensburg, N.Y. increased $195.41 million, 21.82 percent. Of the total, 4.14 percent shipped to Ogdensburg, N.Y..

All totaled 87 percent of all these Commercial vehicles imports to the United States entered at the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $23.03 billion of the $26.37 billion total.