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

Exports: Trailers and similar vehicles

Trailers and similar vehicles, the No. 78 export by value totaled $333.99 million for the month of October, $3.55 billion through October of 2018, and $3.56 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$2.36 B
2Mexico$636.63 M
3Australia$47.16 M
4China$41.94 M
5Saudi Arabia$37.89 M
6Chile$34.24 M
7United Kingdom$31.34 M
8Germany$25.14 M
9Japan$23.25 M
10France$18.14 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.55 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $727,833,188
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $384,531,291
3Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $311,395,150
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $257,759,229
5Port Laredo $219,254,161
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $198,784,616
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $151,841,217
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $103,517,640
9Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $101,199,082
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $91,646,619

U.S. exports of Trailers and similar vehicles increased 18.93 percent through October to $3.55 billion

U.S. exports of Trailers and similar vehicles increased 18.93 percent from $2.98 billion to $3.55 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 78 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 85 for the last full year with a total value of $3.56 billion, a $373.93 million, 11.72 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 China and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Saudi Arabia and No. 5 Australia. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,360,797,319
2Mexico $636,629,698
3Australia $47,160,059
4China $41,941,287
5Saudi Arabia $37,889,526
6Chile $34,242,863
7United Kingdom $31,338,337
8Germany $25,141,385
9Japan $23,250,099
10France $18,140,679

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $175,505,792
2Pembina, N.D. $99,004,768
3Laredo $53,378,518
4Seattle $35,624,446
5San Diego $33,808,591
6Great Falls, Mont. $32,250,384
7Buffalo $22,324,827
8Los Angeles $20,662,861
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $15,362,563
10El Paso $14,781,321

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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 28.23 percent compared to last year to $727.83 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 29.96 percent compared to last year to $384.53 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 12.05 percent compared to last year to $311.4 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 19.73 percent compared to last year to $257.76 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.17 percent compared to last year to $219.25 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 increased $392.71 million, 19.95 percent, (66.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $95.32 million, 17.61 percent, (17.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia increased $8.95 million, 23.42 percent, (1.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $1.82 million, 4.15 percent, (1.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Saudi Arabia decreased $334,908, 0.88 percent, (1.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.1 percent of all these Trailers and similar vehicles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $3.12 billion of the $3.55 billion total.

All totaled, 53.6 percent of all these Trailers and similar vehicles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.9 billion of the $3.55 billion total