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

Exports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 4 export by value totaled $4.18 billion for the month of October, $38.49 billion through October of 2018, and $44.95 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
1Mexico$14.34 B
2Canada$14.03 B
3China$2.09 B
4Germany$800.84 M
5United Kingdom$675.03 M
6Brazil$605.07 M
7Australia$502.12 M
8Japan$500.79 M
9Italy$380.81 M
10South Africa$367.72 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $38.49 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $10,099,641,962
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $9,463,399,319
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,042,474,661
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,914,029,422
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,254,682,106
6Port of Long Beach $1,252,711,824
7Port of New York $1,034,941,831
8Port of Charleston $904,265,467
9Port of Los Angeles $844,429,323
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $820,483,382

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts increased 2.27 percent through October to $38.49 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts increased 2.27 percent from $37.64 billion to $38.49 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 4 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 4 for the last full year with a total value of $44.95 billion, a $2.11 billion, 4.91 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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..

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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $14,344,269,040
2Canada $14,033,512,870
3China $2,088,759,552
4Germany $800,840,842
5United Kingdom $675,034,742
6Brazil $605,072,188
7Australia $502,117,761
8Japan $500,787,823
9Italy $380,813,133
10South Africa $367,717,762

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $2,372,123,272
2Laredo $2,235,799,498
3Los Angeles $453,927,122
4Low Value Shipments $349,900,518
5San Diego $239,568,826
6New York City $189,585,921
7Buffalo $162,882,571
8Phoenix/Nogales $154,671,423
9Miami $143,215,661
10Charleston $140,642,728

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:

  • Port Laredo rose 5.18 percent compared to last year to $10.1 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.8 percent compared to last year to $9.46 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 1.45 percent compared to last year to $2.04 billion.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 0.82 percent compared to last year to $1.91 billion.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 43.05 percent compared to last year to $1.25 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 increased $889.67 million, 6.61 percent, (37.27 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $110.2 million, 0.78 percent, (36.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $189.66 million, 9.99 percent, (5.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $103.57 million, 14.85 percent, (2.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $115.35 million, 20.61 percent, (1.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.99 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $31.94 billion of the $38.49 billion total.

All totaled, 64.36 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $24.77 billion of the $38.49 billion total