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

Exports: Electric motors, generators, not sets

Electric motors, generators, not sets, the No. 79 export by value totaled $368.03 million for the month of August, $2.72 billion through August of 2019, and $4.04 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
1Mexico$632.45 M
2Canada$566.49 M
3United Kingdom$163.53 M
4China$142.82 M
5France$129.52 M
6South Korea$127.15 M
7Germany$122.57 M
8Japan$83.13 M
9Singapore$73.63 M
10Brazil$67.45 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.72 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $355,157,346
2Chicago O’Hare International Airport $188,146,146
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $165,001,593
4Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $159,864,967
5Port of New York $145,001,577
6Port of New Orleans $122,906,188
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $116,698,877
8Miami International Airport $94,557,906
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $78,551,854
10Los Angeles International Airport $77,037,999

U.S. exports of Electric motors, generators, not sets increased 1.57 percent through August to $2.72 billion

U.S. exports of Electric motors, generators, not sets increased 1.57 percent from $2.68 billion to $2.72 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 79 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 83 for the last full year with a total value of $4.04 billion, a $20.06 million, 0.49 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 China and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $632,450,019
2Canada $566,489,675
3United Kingdom $163,530,679
4China $142,824,707
5France $129,519,141
6South Korea $127,152,969
7Germany $122,567,077
8Japan $83,128,023
9Singapore $73,632,417
10Brazil $67,448,869

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $266,001,540
2Detroit $129,299,926
3New York City $105,260,999
4Los Angeles $92,182,886
5Chicago $81,061,348
6New Orleans $69,574,099
7Cleveland $65,704,245
8Miami $65,103,672
9Houston $63,535,707
10Atlanta/Savannah $32,669,688

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:

  • Port Laredo fell 12.58 percent compared to last year to $355.16 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 10.72 percent compared to last year to $188.15 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 9.93 percent compared to last year to $165 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 38.44 percent compared to last year to $159.86 million.
  • Port of New York rose 77.41 percent compared to last year to $145 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 Mexico decreased $81.08 million, 11.36 percent, (23.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $5.12 million, 0.91 percent, (20.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $28.4 million, 21.02 percent, (6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $18.22 million, 14.63 percent, (5.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 France increased $12.48 million, 10.67 percent, (4.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60 percent of all these Electric motors, generators, not sets exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.63 billion of the $2.72 billion total.

All totaled, 37.18 percent of all these Electric motors, generators, not sets exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.01 billion of the $2.72 billion total