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

Exports: Trailers and similar vehicles

Trailers and similar vehicles, the No. 83 export by value totaled $303.14 million for the month of August, $2.67 billion through August of 2019, and $4.14 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
1Canada$1.72 B
2Mexico$528.87 M
3Saudi Arabia$57.63 M
4Egypt$32.9 M
5United Kingdom$24.63 M
6Australia$23.55 M
7South Korea$23.05 M
8China$21.11 M
9Chile$17.75 M
10Germany$15.4 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.67 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $497,065,011
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $304,297,865
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $240,504,275
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $185,704,573
5Port Laredo $152,933,675
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $146,603,742
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $119,022,159
8Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $82,764,022
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $81,473,225
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $72,145,295

U.S. exports of Trailers and similar vehicles decreased 8.05 percent through August to $2.67 billion

U.S. exports of Trailers and similar vehicles decreased 8.05 percent from $2.9 billion to $2.67 billion through the first eight 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 83 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 77 for the last full year with a total value of $4.14 billion, a $575.36 million, 16.15 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 China and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,716,015,551
2Mexico $528,872,198
3Saudi Arabia $57,634,151
4Egypt $32,900,328
5United Kingdom $24,631,648
6Australia $23,547,048
7South Korea $23,050,529
8China $21,113,307
9Chile $17,748,091
10Germany $15,404,386

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $347,446,992
2Pembina, N.D. $198,501,900
3Laredo $98,613,269
4San Diego $76,904,778
5Seattle $66,108,971
6Great Falls, Mont. $59,126,197
7Buffalo $48,636,752
8Los Angeles $43,151,485
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $34,658,632
10El Paso $28,878,445

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 18.57 percent compared to last year to $497.07 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 4.4 percent compared to last year to $304.3 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 16.44 percent compared to last year to $240.5 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 29.6 percent compared to last year to $185.7 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 12.29 percent compared to last year to $152.93 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 $255.95 million, 12.98 percent, (64.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $22.5 million, 4.44 percent, (19.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Saudi Arabia increased $46.48 million, 416.48 percent, (2.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Egypt increased $30.72 million, 1406.17 percent, (1.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $129,264, 0.53 percent, (0.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.42 percent of all these Trailers and similar vehicles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $2.36 billion of the $2.67 billion total.

All totaled, 51.72 percent of all these Trailers and similar vehicles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.38 billion of the $2.67 billion total