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

Exports: Windshield wipers, electric light parts

Windshield wipers, electric light parts, the No. 120 export by value totaled $182.45 million for the month of December, $2.73 billion through December of 2018, and $2.66 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$1.18 B
2Mexico$969.07 M
3China$106.14 M
4Germany$60 M
5Japan$51.29 M
6Brazil$38.21 M
7South Africa$36.66 M
8United Kingdom$35.69 M
9South Korea$34.02 M
10Russia$17.49 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.73 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $721,901,164
2Port Laredo $541,789,927
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $281,796,426
4El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $258,465,973
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $142,839,776
6Port of Charleston $121,767,026
7Brownsville International Bridges $76,468,256
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $55,449,063
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $45,913,491
10Port of Los Angeles $41,798,729

U.S. exports of Windshield wipers, electric light parts increased 2.46 percent through December to $2.73 billion

U.S. exports of Windshield wipers, electric light parts increased 2.46 percent from $2.66 billion to $2.73 billion in 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 120 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 118 for the last full year with a total value of $2.66 billion, a $148.39 million, 5.91 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas 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 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,180,306,030
2Mexico $969,073,716
3China $106,144,160
4Germany $60,002,504
5Japan $51,288,253
6Brazil $38,209,392
7South Africa $36,661,327
8United Kingdom $35,689,849
9South Korea $34,016,466
10Russia $17,486,308

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $417,784,616
2LAREDO, TX $295,390,268
3LOW VALUE $139,918,496
4EL PASO, TX $116,311,964
5CHARLESTON, SC $40,423,342
6LOS ANGELES, CA $37,889,368
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $29,540,928
8SAN DIEGO, CA $27,381,144
9CHICAGO, IL $22,227,546
10HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $20,354,854

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 8.04 percent compared to last year to $721.9 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 25.79 percent compared to last year to $541.79 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 3.97 percent compared to last year to $281.8 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 11.97 percent compared to last year to $258.47 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 1.43 percent compared to last year to $142.84 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 $77.69 million, 6.18 percent, (43.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $96.52 million, 11.06 percent, (35.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $30.31 million, 39.97 percent, (3.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $1.65 million, 2.67 percent, (2.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $286,195, 0.55 percent, (1.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.84 percent of all these Windshield wipers, electric light parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.37 billion of the $2.73 billion total.

All totaled, 71.43 percent of all these Windshield wipers, electric light parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.95 billion of the $2.73 billion total