Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 5 export by value totaled $2.76 billion for the month of December, $43.02 billion in 2019, and $45.54 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$16.65 B
2Canada$15.87 B
3China$1.54 B
4Germany$758.77 M
5United Kingdom$716.72 M
6Brazil$603.57 M
7Australia$557.18 M
8Thailand$517.9 M
9South Africa$456.74 M
10Japan$423.5 M
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U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 5.53 percent through December 2019 to $43.02 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 5.53 percent from $45.54 billion to $43.02 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 5 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 5 for the last full year with a total value of $45.54 billion, a $587.42 million, 1.31 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $16,645,120,519
2Canada $15,872,706,789
3China $1,538,792,191
4Germany $758,767,865
5United Kingdom $716,724,997
6Brazil $603,572,176
7Australia $557,180,305
8Thailand $517,899,711
9South Africa $456,742,154
10Japan $423,502,574

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $4,440,257,949
2Laredo $4,383,018,087
3Los Angeles $826,571,617
4Low Value Shipments $684,657,361
5San Diego $531,283,943
6New York City $454,854,454
7Buffalo $366,669,702
8Charleston $311,802,252
9Miami $281,837,266
10Phoenix/Nogales $272,967,712

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 4.48 percent compared to last year to $11.46 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 9.87 percent compared to last year to $10.07 billion.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 5.93 percent compared to last year to $2.38 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 5.73 percent compared to last year to $2.26 billion.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 3.71 percent compared to last year to $1.43 billion.

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 Mexico decreased $383.1 million, 2.25 percent, (38.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $753.52 million, 4.53 percent, (36.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $873.01 million, 36.2 percent, (3.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $184.48 million, 19.56 percent, (1.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $92.84 million, 11.47 percent, (1.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.6 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $35.53 billion of the $43.02 billion total.

All totaled, 64.14 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $27.59 billion of the $43.02 billion total