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

Exports: Commercial vehicles

Commercial vehicles, the No. 18 export by value totaled $1.52 billion for the month of February, $2.58 billion through February 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$2.08 B
2Mexico$112.65 M
3Australia$75.17 M
4United Arab Emirates$57.26 M
5Colombia$45.1 M
6China$25.4 M
7Chile$24.73 M
8Kuwait$20.79 M
9Israel$19.87 M
10South Africa$14.09 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.58 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,242,252,367
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $428,089,126
3Port of Houston $107,107,807
4Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $104,199,543
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $78,834,965
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $72,387,796
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $68,079,513
8Port Laredo $52,324,215
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $44,280,293
10Port of Wilmington, Dela. $41,045,075

U.S. exports of Commercial vehicles increased 24.94 percent through February to $2.58 billion

U.S. exports of Commercial vehicles increased 24.94 percent from $2.06 billion to $2.58 billion through the first two 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 18 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 20 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 February 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 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Arab Emirates, No. 4 China and No. 5 Australia. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,082,048,967
2Mexico $112,651,141
3Australia $75,170,225
4United Arab Emirates $57,257,714
5Colombia $45,096,084
6China $25,395,970
7Chile $24,730,555
8Kuwait $20,787,637
9Israel $19,868,675
10South Africa $14,094,614

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 41.91 percent compared to last year to $1.24 billion.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 7.64 percent compared to last year to $428.09 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 95.64 percent compared to last year to $107.11 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 29.16 percent compared to last year to $104.2 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 270.72 percent compared to last year to $78.83 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 $413.89 million, 24.81 percent, (80.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $2.39 million, 2.17 percent, (4.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia increased $46.47 million, 161.94 percent, (2.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $21.43 million, 59.81 percent, (2.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Colombia increased $32.19 million, 249.51 percent, (1.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92 percent of all these Commercial vehicles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $2.37 billion of the $2.58 billion total.

All totaled, 76.03 percent of all these Commercial vehicles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.96 billion of the $2.58 billion total