Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2020.

Exports: Passenger vehicles

Passenger vehicles, the No. 4 export by value totaled $4.55 billion for the month of March, $12.78 billion through March of 2020, and $56.16 billion for all of 2019, 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$3.18 B
2Germany$1.83 B
3Belgium$1.12 B
4China$1.02 B
5United Kingdom$561.81 M
6South Korea$525.72 M
7Mexico$524.41 M
8Saudi Arabia$524.24 M
9United Arab Emirates$466.49 M
10Australia$311.12 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.78 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $2,159,865,197
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,530,968,815
3Port of Brunswick, Ga. $1,421,955,035
4Port of San Francisco, Calif. $1,353,671,441
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $814,752,075
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $540,304,564
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $490,960,053
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $477,464,679
9Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $437,036,189
10Port of Long Beach $332,025,410

U.S. exports of Passenger vehicles decreased 2.58 percent through March to $12.78 billion

U.S. exports of Passenger vehicles decreased 2.58 percent from $13.12 billion to $12.78 billion through the first three months of 2020 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 March 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 $56.16 billion, a $4.72 billion, 9.18 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 4 Port of San Francisco, Calif. 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 Belgium and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of San Francisco, Calif., No. 4 Port of Brunswick, Ga. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $3,180,575,290
2Germany $1,830,513,230
3Belgium $1,116,149,346
4China $1,020,314,156
5United Kingdom $561,809,506
6South Korea $525,723,334
7Mexico $524,409,828
8Saudi Arabia $524,244,119
9United Arab Emirates $466,493,696
10Australia $311,122,420

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $1,628,054,320
2CHARLESTON, SC $1,475,091,606
3SAVANNAH, GA $1,408,237,338
4TAMPA, FL $479,464,638
5LOS ANGELES, CA $461,577,048
6NEW YORK CITY, NY $453,744,880
7BALTIMORE, MD $447,124,408
8HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $382,274,816
9BUFFALO, NY $279,287,704
10LAREDO, TX $265,243,356

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 28.58 percent compared to last year to $2.16 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 7.63 percent compared to last year to $1.53 billion.
  • Port of Brunswick, Ga. rose 92.65 percent compared to last year to $1.42 billion.
  • Port of San Francisco, Calif. fell 22.15 percent compared to last year to $1.35 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 0.42 percent compared to last year to $814.75 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 $73.9 million, 2.27 percent, (24.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany increased $446.35 million, 32.25 percent, (14.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium decreased $74.56 million, 6.26 percent, (8.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $908.89 million, 47.11 percent, (7.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $220.01 million, 64.37 percent, (4.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.33 percent of all these Passenger vehicles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $7.71 billion of the $12.78 billion total.

All totaled, 56.98 percent of all these Passenger vehicles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $7.28 billion of the $12.78 billion total