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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Commercial vehicles

Commercial vehicles, the No. 19 export by value totaled $1.15 billion for the month of October, $13.34 billion through October of 2018, and $15.73 billion for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$10.39 B
2Mexico$602.57 M
3Australia$440.24 M
4United Arab Emirates$305.15 M
5Chile$273.59 M
6China$111.36 M
7Kuwait$111.03 M
8South Africa$85.99 M
9Saudi Arabia$85.14 M
10Colombia$81.76 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $13.34 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $5,567,277,898
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,700,774,461
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $724,729,284
4Port of Houston $529,589,303
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $395,585,456
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $381,625,527
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $343,312,572
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $274,758,558
9Port Laredo $263,472,606
10Port of Wilmington, Dela. $208,185,273

U.S. exports of Commercial vehicles decreased 0.07 percent through October to $13.34 billion

U.S. exports of Commercial vehicles decreased 0.07 percent from $13.35 billion to $13.34 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 19 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 18 for the last full year with a total value of $15.73 billion, a $2.89 billion, 22.48 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Afghanistan and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $10,392,344,962
2Mexico $602,571,828
3Australia $440,239,255
4United Arab Emirates $305,145,300
5Chile $273,594,959
6China $111,363,186
7Kuwait $111,028,178
8South Africa $85,988,166
9Saudi Arabia $85,141,422
10Colombia $81,758,335

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $952,521,646
2Buffalo $397,697,689
3Seattle $175,761,727
4Houston $104,860,855
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $71,658,666
6Laredo $61,410,966
7Baltimore $45,883,496
8Portland/Columbia-Snake River $37,557,429
9Pembina, N.D. $36,141,894
10Phoenix/Nogales $35,166,757

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 13.06 percent compared to last year to $5.57 billion.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 1.56 percent compared to last year to $2.7 billion.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 14.62 percent compared to last year to $724.73 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 63.76 percent compared to last year to $529.59 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 18.36 percent compared to last year to $395.59 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Canada decreased $522.57 million, 4.79 percent, (77.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $68.93 million, 10.27 percent, (4.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia increased $299.68 million, 213.2 percent, (3.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $142.9 million, 88.08 percent, (2.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Chile increased $79.91 million, 41.26 percent, (2.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.07 percent of all these Commercial vehicles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $12.01 billion of the $13.34 billion total.

All totaled, 74.35 percent of all these Commercial vehicles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $9.92 billion of the $13.34 billion total