Motor vehicle parts

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts increased 0 percent through December to $65.06 billion

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts increased 0 percent from $65.06 billion to $65.06 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. 6 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 6 for the last full year, with a total value of $65.06 billion, a $184.45 million, 0 percent decrease 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 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany. The top five Customs districts from which the imports entered the U.S. through December were No. 1 Laredo, No. 2 Detroit, No. 3 Los Angeles, No. 4 Cleveland and No. 5 Chicago.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany. In the same time period, the top five Customs districts for imports were No. 1 Laredo, No. 2 Detroit, No. 3 Los Angeles, No. 4 Cleveland and No. 5 Chicago.

January – December 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Mexico $22,764,276,156
2 China $9,424,825,434
3 Canada $8,744,938,516
4 Japan $8,204,113,464
5 Germany $4,625,196,663
6 South Korea $3,974,603,631
7 Taiwan $1,589,782,832
8 India $992,394,076
9 Italy $623,033,467
10 Thailand $445,207,523

January – December 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 Laredo $19,627,999,437
2 Detroit $11,945,326,558
3 Los Angeles $4,905,829,474
4 Cleveland $4,542,708,882
5 Chicago $3,312,982,757
6 Charleston $3,251,331,786
7 Atlanta/Savannah $3,230,735,548
8 New Orleans $2,236,047,200
9 El Paso $1,813,828,610
10 New York City $1,598,077,375

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Mexico increased $287.35 million, 1.28 percent. Of the total, 34.99 percent arrived from Mexico.
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $333.17 million, 3.66 percent. Of the total, 14.49 percent arrived from China.
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $281.02 million, 3.11 percent. Of the total, 13.44 percent arrived from Canada.
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $414.38 million, 5.32 percent. Of the total, 12.61 percent arrived from Japan.
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $398.73 million, 7.94 percent. Of the total, 7.11 percent arrived from Germany.

All totaled, 83 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $53.76 billion of the $65.06 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US imports to No. 1 Laredo increased $515.75 million, 2.7 percent. Of the total, 30.17 percent shipped to Laredo.
  • US imports to No. 2 Detroit decreased $81.35 million, 0.68 percent. Of the total, 18.36 percent shipped to Detroit.
  • US imports to No. 3 Los Angeles decreased $8.49 million, 0.17 percent. Of the total, 7.54 percent shipped to Los Angeles.
  • US imports to No. 4 Cleveland increased $827.76 million, 22.28 percent. Of the total, 6.98 percent shipped to Cleveland.
  • US imports to No. 5 Chicago decreased $358.24 million, 9.76 percent. Of the total, 5.09 percent shipped to Chicago.

All totaled 68 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts imports to the United States entered at the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $44.33 billion of the $65.06 billion total.