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

Exports: Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines

Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines, the No. 159 export by value totaled $182.45 million for the month of March, $440.85 million through March of 2019, and $1.94 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$210.18 M
2Mexico$67.95 M
3China$13.06 M
4Saudi Arabia$9.77 M
5Japan$9.4 M
6Brazil$9.17 M
7Australia$8.31 M
8Germany$7.46 M
9Chile$7.09 M
10India$5.88 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $440.85 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $47,335,460
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $42,256,167
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $34,009,288
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $33,170,354
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $26,950,450
6Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $18,626,824
7Port of New York $14,766,619
8Port of Virginia $14,049,201
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $13,256,919
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,767,777

U.S. exports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines increased 3.35 percent through March to $440.85 million

U.S. exports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines increased 3.35 percent from $426.54 million to $440.85 million through the first three 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 159 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 167 for the last full year with a total value of $1.94 billion, a $195.34 million, 11.19 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Saudi Arabia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. 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 China, No. 4 India and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 New York.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $210,180,038
2Mexico $67,949,095
3China $13,064,187
4Saudi Arabia $9,773,618
5Japan $9,396,481
6Brazil $9,169,484
7Australia $8,310,984
8Germany $7,464,035
9Chile $7,094,598
10India $5,875,844

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $96,705,163
2Laredo $61,249,340
3Pembina, N.D. $46,795,735
4New York City $44,383,674
5Seattle $39,383,990
6Norfolk $29,898,615
7Los Angeles $28,565,497
8Miami $26,867,963
9Houston $22,247,165
10Buffalo $21,483,695

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 16.21 percent compared to last year to $47.34 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 24.68 percent compared to last year to $42.26 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 113.83 percent compared to last year to $34.01 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 5.18 percent compared to last year to $33.17 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 149.17 percent compared to last year to $26.95 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 $54.45 million, 34.96 percent, (47.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $5.47 million, 8.76 percent, (15.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $6.2 million, 32.17 percent, (2.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Saudi Arabia increased $8.4 million, 612.26 percent, (2.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $3.78 million, 67.33 percent, (2.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.4 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $310.36 million of the $440.85 million total.

All totaled, 41.67 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $183.72 million of the $440.85 million total