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

Exports: Motor vehicles for transporting people

Motor vehicles for transporting people, the No. 3 export by value totaled $4.26 billion for the month of October, $43.76 billion through October of 2018, and $53.58 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$12.94 B
2China$5.97 B
3Germany$5.01 B
4Mexico$2.47 B
5United Arab Emirates$1.53 B
6South Korea$1.44 B
7Saudi Arabia$1.38 B
8United Kingdom$1.37 B
9Australia$1.33 B
10Norway$777.07 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $43.76 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,769,003,657
2Port of Charleston $5,883,893,361
3Port of Brunswick, Ga. $4,265,790,236
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $3,783,145,652
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,026,773,892
6Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $2,216,720,941
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,890,120,146
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,628,654,042
9Port of Long Beach $1,402,189,955
10Port of Portland, Ore. $1,389,160,222

U.S. exports of Motor vehicles for transporting people decreased 0.83 percent through October to $43.76 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicles for transporting people decreased 0.83 percent from $44.13 billion to $43.76 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 3 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 3 for the last full year with a total value of $53.58 billion, a $216.17 million, 0.40 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $12,939,861,748
2China $5,965,444,249
3Germany $5,005,280,399
4Mexico $2,474,600,726
5United Arab Emirates $1,529,112,378
6South Korea $1,444,438,623
7Saudi Arabia $1,382,317,690
8United Kingdom $1,371,427,688
9Australia $1,329,947,181
10Norway $777,066,873

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $1,745,133,884
2Charleston $1,198,406,470
3Atlanta/Savannah $1,047,616,289
4Baltimore $605,278,739
5San Francisco $528,622,624
6Los Angeles $461,042,649
7Jacksonville/Tampa $446,774,286
8Houston $423,850,882
9New York City $371,898,919
10Buffalo $268,188,785

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. rose 3.01 percent compared to last year to $6.77 billion.
  • Port of Charleston fell 2.45 percent compared to last year to $5.88 billion.
  • Port of Brunswick, Ga. fell 5.55 percent compared to last year to $4.27 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 15.1 percent compared to last year to $3.78 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 10.95 percent compared to last year to $3.03 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 Canada increased $579.6 million, 4.69 percent, (29.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $2.88 billion, 32.57 percent, (13.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $604,971, 0.01 percent, (11.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $86.69 million, 3.38 percent, (5.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates increased $170.83 million, 12.58 percent, (3.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.79 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $27.91 billion of the $43.76 billion total.

All totaled, 54.22 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $23.73 billion of the $43.76 billion total