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

Exports: Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines

Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines, the No. 151 export by value totaled $147.03 million for the month of December, $1.94 billion through December 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$754.22 M
2Mexico$320.98 M
3China$71.83 M
4United Arab Emirates$46.76 M
5Brazil$43.09 M
6Germany$42.43 M
7United Kingdom$39.26 M
8Singapore$31.88 M
9Chile$30.57 M
10Japan$29.81 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.94 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $216,797,814
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $168,427,998
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $155,825,082
4Port of Houston $92,669,183
5Port of New York $88,329,373
6Port of Virginia $86,206,848
7Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $81,387,013
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $77,728,165
9Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $68,804,867
10Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $59,882,291

U.S. exports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines increased 11.19 percent through December to $1.94 billion

U.S. exports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines increased 11.19 percent from $1.75 billion to $1.94 billion in 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 151 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 159 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 December 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 New York.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $754,223,080
2Mexico $320,975,827
3China $71,827,932
4United Arab Emirates $46,757,323
5Brazil $43,091,399
6Germany $42,430,172
7United Kingdom $39,255,517
8Singapore $31,877,346
9Chile $30,573,289
10Japan $29,811,536

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $142,831,156
2LAREDO, TX $86,525,216
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $67,332,442
4PEMBINA, ND $61,215,024
5SEATTLE, WA $57,521,542
6LOS ANGELES, CA $41,318,262
7NORFOLK, VA $38,791,900
8SAVANNAH, GA $32,166,026
9MIAMI, FL $29,282,252
10BUFFALO, NY $26,963,600

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 11.62 percent compared to last year to $216.8 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 18.74 percent compared to last year to $168.43 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 5.69 percent compared to last year to $155.83 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 26.14 percent compared to last year to $92.67 million.
  • Port of New York rose 26.09 percent compared to last year to $88.33 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 $107.94 million, 16.7 percent, (38.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $39.64 million, 10.99 percent, (16.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $28.18 million, 28.17 percent, (3.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $31.19 million, 200.43 percent, (2.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil decreased $10.59 million, 19.73 percent, (2.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.71 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.24 billion of the $1.94 billion total.

All totaled, 37.19 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $722.05 million of the $1.94 billion total