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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Exports: Commercial vehicles

Commercial vehicles, the No. 15 export by value totaled $1.68 billion for the month of August, $12.17 billion through August of 2019, and $15.54 billion for all of 2018, 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$9.79 B
2Mexico$511.09 M
3Australia$341.32 M
4Chile$217.88 M
5United Arab Emirates$160.91 M
6Kuwait$127.54 M
7Peru$100.34 M
8Colombia$93.91 M
9China$90.95 M
10New Zealand$84.17 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.17 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,006,470,532
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,084,293,578
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $411,513,118
4Port of Houston $409,217,820
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $345,209,190
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $313,733,460
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $303,926,348
8Port of Wilmington, Dela. $266,068,151
9Port Laredo $232,223,269
10Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $227,882,732

U.S. exports of Commercial vehicles increased 11.69 percent through August to $12.17 billion

U.S. exports of Commercial vehicles increased 11.69 percent from $10.9 billion to $12.17 billion through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 15 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 19 for the last full year with a total value of $15.54 billion, a $190.5 million, 1.21 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Chile 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 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 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..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $9,788,117,402
2Mexico $511,092,564
3Australia $341,321,585
4Chile $217,879,043
5United Arab Emirates $160,913,487
6Kuwait $127,539,546
7Peru $100,341,529
8Colombia $93,907,184
9China $90,950,086
10New Zealand $84,173,382

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $1,778,877,438
2Buffalo $655,639,977
3Seattle $347,470,411
4Baltimore $259,443,905
5Houston $227,354,686
6Laredo $165,170,065
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $140,044,675
8Pembina, N.D. $107,239,965
9Atlanta/Savannah $87,006,432
10Portland/Columbia-Snake River $62,047,835

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 28.54 percent compared to last year to $6.01 billion.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 7.15 percent compared to last year to $2.08 billion.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 31.36 percent compared to last year to $411.51 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 27.99 percent compared to last year to $409.22 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 21.99 percent compared to last year to $345.21 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 increased $1.14 billion, 13.24 percent, (80.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $28.19 million, 5.84 percent, (4.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia decreased $21.25 million, 5.86 percent, (2.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Chile increased $23.63 million, 12.16 percent, (1.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates decreased $64.02 million, 28.46 percent, (1.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.53 percent of all these Commercial vehicles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $11.02 billion of the $12.17 billion total.

All totaled, 76.05 percent of all these Commercial vehicles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $9.26 billion of the $12.17 billion total