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

Exports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 5 export by value totaled $3.55 billion for the month of February, $7.12 billion through February of 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$2.76 B
2Canada$2.63 B
3China$211.45 M
4United Kingdom$136.49 M
5Germany$133.23 M
6Australia$86.93 M
7Brazil$86.07 M
8Thailand$83.9 M
9South Africa$80.22 M
10Japan$79.1 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $7.12 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $1,832,597,011
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,737,355,193
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $390,009,169
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $364,374,069
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $264,770,187
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $194,873,204
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $191,618,241
8Port of Long Beach $165,966,501
9Port of Charleston $159,851,235
10Port of New York $140,202,748

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 3.59 percent through February to $7.12 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 3.59 percent from $7.39 billion to $7.12 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 5 through February 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 $45.54 billion, a $587.42 million, 1.31 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. 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 Germany and No. 5 Brazil. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,759,793,719
2Canada $2,633,830,778
3China $211,445,220
4United Kingdom $136,493,128
5Germany $133,228,084
6Australia $86,931,047
7Brazil $86,065,639
8Thailand $83,895,618
9South Africa $80,216,229
10Japan $79,104,069

January – February 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 through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 5.62 percent compared to last year to $1.83 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 9.84 percent compared to last year to $1.74 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 9.67 percent compared to last year to $390.01 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.14 percent compared to last year to $364.37 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 50.57 percent compared to last year to $264.77 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 Mexico increased $26.43 million, 0.97 percent, (38.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $132.75 million, 4.8 percent, (36.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $151.9 million, 41.81 percent, (2.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $15.22 million, 12.55 percent, (1.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $28.2 million, 17.47 percent, (1.87 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.48 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $5.87 billion of the $7.12 billion total.

All totaled, 64.43 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $4.59 billion of the $7.12 billion total