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

Exports: Motor vehicle engines

Motor vehicle engines, the No. 40 export by value totaled $615.35 million for the month of August, $4.65 billion through August 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$2.37 B
2Mexico$1.12 B
3Italy$112.53 M
4Germany$108.53 M
5Belgium$104.96 M
6Singapore$96.46 M
7China$86.36 M
8Spain$63.12 M
9Brazil$57.12 M
10India$49.3 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.65 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,119,812,375
2Port Laredo $684,319,171
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $330,280,918
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $190,232,010
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $156,365,085
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $140,031,025
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $134,319,644
8Port of Charleston $91,097,042
9Port of New York $83,325,417
10Port of Los Angeles $78,324,863

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle engines decreased 4.52 percent through August to $4.65 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle engines decreased 4.52 percent from $4.87 billion to $4.65 billion through the first eight 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 40 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 39 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Belgium. 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 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,373,281,395
2Mexico $1,117,083,574
3Italy $112,526,180
4Germany $108,526,777
5Belgium $104,961,498
6Singapore $96,457,552
7China $86,362,373
8Spain $63,118,597
9Brazil $57,117,959
10India $49,301,614

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 4.13 percent compared to last year to $2.12 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 22.94 percent compared to last year to $684.32 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 18.29 percent compared to last year to $330.28 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 2.26 percent compared to last year to $190.23 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 54.47 percent compared to last year to $156.37 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 $221.23 million, 8.53 percent, (51.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $179.69 million, 19.17 percent, (24.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Italy decreased $92.8 million, 45.2 percent, (2.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $35.31 million, 48.23 percent, (2.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium increased $18.56 million, 21.47 percent, (2.26 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.06 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $3.82 billion of the $4.65 billion total.

All totaled, 74.85 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $3.48 billion of the $4.65 billion total