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

Exports: Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines

Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines, the No. 153 export by value totaled $198.98 million for the month of October, $1.63 billion through October of 2018, and $1.75 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$633.45 M
2Mexico$267.63 M
3China$62.35 M
4United Arab Emirates$45.94 M
5Brazil$35.5 M
6United Kingdom$34.49 M
7Germany$33.18 M
8Chile$28.31 M
9Singapore$27.68 M
10India$23.07 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.63 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $187,489,588
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $142,853,771
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $133,518,546
4Port of Houston $81,751,297
5Port of Virginia $70,828,574
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $70,693,668
7Port of New York $70,173,981
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $66,509,906
9Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $52,776,573
10Port of Charleston $45,798,583

U.S. exports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines increased 12.78 percent through October to $1.63 billion

U.S. exports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines increased 12.78 percent from $1.44 billion to $1.63 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 153 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 161 for the last full year with a total value of $1.75 billion, a $144.86 million, 7.66 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $633,450,702
2Mexico $267,628,950
3China $62,351,484
4United Arab Emirates $45,940,154
5Brazil $35,502,423
6United Kingdom $34,486,700
7Germany $33,183,752
8Chile $28,313,191
9Singapore $27,682,545
10India $23,068,718

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $47,244,460
2Laredo $26,836,908
3New York City $19,491,951
4Seattle $18,551,911
5Pembina, N.D. $15,061,412
6Norfolk $14,520,341
7Atlanta/Savannah $13,307,601
8Los Angeles $11,376,335
9Miami $10,697,884
10Buffalo $10,135,062

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:

  • Port Laredo fell 10.72 percent compared to last year to $187.49 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 21.98 percent compared to last year to $142.85 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 8.64 percent compared to last year to $133.52 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 22.67 percent compared to last year to $81.75 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 39.22 percent compared to last year to $70.83 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 $116.76 million, 22.6 percent, (38.96 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $37.75 million, 12.36 percent, (16.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $24.21 million, 27.97 percent, (3.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $34.84 million, 313.86 percent, (2.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil decreased $7.04 million, 16.54 percent, (2.18 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.26 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.04 billion of the $1.63 billion total.

All totaled, 37.91 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $616.44 million of the $1.63 billion total