Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2020.

Exports: Internal combustion engines

Internal combustion engines, the No. 45 export by value totaled $655.71 million for the month of August, $3.79 billion through August of 2020, and $7.94 billion for all of 2019, 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$2.15 B
2Canada$343.59 M
3China$281.38 M
4Australia$112.44 M
5United Kingdom$98.21 M
6Russia$82.49 M
7Germany$73.22 M
8Brazil$65.61 M
9Belgium$60.54 M
10India$52.4 M
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U.S. exports of Internal combustion engines decreased 31.55 percent through August to $3.79 billion

U.S. exports of Internal combustion engines decreased 31.55 percent from $5.53 billion to $3.79 billion through the first eight months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 45 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 33 for the last full year with a total value of $7.94 billion, a $281.08 million, 3.67 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

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 35.5 percent compared to last year to $2 billion.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 32.07 percent compared to last year to $188.59 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 39.6 percent compared to last year to $183.52 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 26.88 percent compared to last year to $146.68 million.
  • Port of New York fell 1.83 percent compared to last year to $145.51 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 $1.26 billion, 36.94 percent, (56.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $169.68 million, 33.06 percent, (9.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $17.57 million, 5.88 percent, (7.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia decreased $20.14 million, 15.19 percent, (2.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $56.04 million, 36.33 percent, (2.59 percent market share).

All totaled, 78.81 percent of all these Internal combustion engines exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $2.99 billion of the $3.79 billion total.

All totaled, 70.39 percent of all these Internal combustion engines exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $2.67 billion of the $3.79 billion total