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

Exports: Motor vehicle engines

Motor vehicle engines, the No. 42 export by value totaled $535.18 million for the month of February, $1.07 billion through February of 2019, and $6.89 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$542.86 M
2Mexico$250.79 M
3Italy$37.8 M
4Belgium$29.5 M
5Singapore$24.38 M
6Spain$19.24 M
7Germany$17.7 M
8China$15.69 M
9India$15.22 M
10Japan$13.99 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.07 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $497,954,041
2Port Laredo $146,558,681
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $75,548,905
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $57,378,802
5Port of New York $31,315,375
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $31,008,232
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $30,094,435
8Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $24,055,209
9Port of Los Angeles $22,689,785
10Port of Charleston $20,268,002

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle engines decreased 13.66 percent through February to $1.07 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle engines decreased 13.66 percent from $1.24 billion to $1.07 billion through the first two 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 42 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 34 for the last full year with a total value of $6.89 billion, a $93.01 million, 1.33 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. 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 Italy, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $542,856,117
2Mexico $250,788,371
3Italy $37,800,158
4Belgium $29,498,471
5Singapore $24,379,003
6Spain $19,240,141
7Germany $17,700,327
8China $15,690,293
9India $15,215,176
10Japan $13,993,760

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $1,086,132,928
2Laredo $234,382,533
3Los Angeles $124,863,559
4Buffalo $119,478,611
5San Diego $118,107,059
6Atlanta/Savannah $102,236,643
7New York City $73,647,993
8Chicago $50,014,184
9Pembina, N.D. $48,835,979
10Charleston $46,961,115

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 16.29 percent compared to last year to $497.95 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 5.94 percent compared to last year to $146.56 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 60.25 percent compared to last year to $75.55 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 21.04 percent compared to last year to $57.38 million.
  • Port of New York rose 23.93 percent compared to last year to $31.32 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 decreased $158.78 million, 22.63 percent, (50.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $31.29 million, 14.25 percent, (23.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Italy decreased $7.89 million, 17.27 percent, (3.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $5.61 million, 23.46 percent, (2.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore increased $12.25 million, 100.97 percent, (2.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.61 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $885.32 million of the $1.07 billion total.

All totaled, 75.46 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $808.76 million of the $1.07 billion total