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

Exports: Motor vehicle engines

Motor vehicle engines, the No. 39 export by value totaled $543.95 million for the month of October, $5.94 billion through October of 2018, and $6.98 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$3.13 B
2Mexico$1.18 B
3Italy$217.83 M
4China$172.83 M
5Japan$133.81 M
6South Korea$118.56 M
7Singapore$112.14 M
8Belgium$102.32 M
9Germany$84.25 M
10Brazil$76.61 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.94 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,713,832,295
2Port Laredo $698,889,541
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $359,476,988
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $352,848,509
5Port of Los Angeles $265,998,118
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $221,611,626
7Port of New York $174,041,259
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $168,052,397
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $110,969,833
10Port of Charleston $85,796,335

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle engines increased 2.82 percent through October to $5.94 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle engines increased 2.82 percent from $5.78 billion to $5.94 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 39 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 38 for the last full year with a total value of $6.98 billion, a $693.76 million, 11.04 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $3,125,577,220
2Mexico $1,180,591,632
3Italy $217,825,910
4China $172,829,599
5Japan $133,806,013
6South Korea $118,559,264
7Singapore $112,140,270
8Belgium $102,316,158
9Germany $84,248,645
10Brazil $76,612,941

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $643,141,763
2Laredo $144,519,237
3Buffalo $95,661,506
4Los Angeles $49,379,617
5Atlanta/Savannah $48,823,620
6San Diego $47,344,989
7Chicago $33,076,764
8New York City $29,616,932
9Pembina, N.D. $29,285,120
10Charleston $25,578,463

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 5.2 percent compared to last year to $2.71 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 22.24 percent compared to last year to $698.89 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 41.27 percent compared to last year to $359.48 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 15.92 percent compared to last year to $352.85 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 39.8 percent compared to last year to $266 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 $291.94 million, 8.54 percent, (52.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $208.81 million, 21.49 percent, (19.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Italy increased $48.43 million, 28.59 percent, (3.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $2.29 million, 1.34 percent, (2.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $41.14 million, 44.4 percent, (2.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.34 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $4.83 billion of the $5.94 billion total.

All totaled, 73.94 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $4.39 billion of the $5.94 billion total