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

Exports: Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines

Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines, the No. 159 export by value totaled $173.51 million for the month of August, $1.21 billion through August of 2019, and $1.94 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$554.14 M
2Mexico$161.33 M
3China$45.82 M
4South Korea$32.7 M
5United Kingdom$26.64 M
6Germany$26.44 M
7Brazil$20.85 M
8Saudi Arabia$20.24 M
9Belgium$19.79 M
10Japan$19.28 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.21 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $119,690,120
2Port Laredo $102,390,496
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $98,411,462
4Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $76,479,620
5Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $63,334,597
6Port of New York $46,787,318
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $46,383,503
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $42,453,566
9Port of Long Beach $39,074,654
10Port of Houston $37,533,797

U.S. exports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines decreased 3.00 percent through August to $1.21 billion

U.S. exports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines decreased 3.00 percent from $1.25 billion to $1.21 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 159 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 158 for the last full year with a total value of $1.94 billion, a $195.34 million, 11.19 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of New York.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $554,135,544
2Mexico $161,329,796
3China $45,821,913
4South Korea $32,695,117
5United Kingdom $26,637,925
6Germany $26,442,282
7Brazil $20,849,283
8Saudi Arabia $20,238,537
9Belgium $19,786,087
10Japan $19,282,012

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $96,705,163
2Laredo $61,249,340
3Pembina, N.D. $46,795,735
4New York City $44,383,674
5Seattle $39,383,990
6Norfolk $29,898,615
7Los Angeles $28,565,497
8Miami $26,867,963
9Houston $22,247,165
10Buffalo $21,483,695

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 7.99 percent compared to last year to $119.69 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 31.21 percent compared to last year to $102.39 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 3.6 percent compared to last year to $98.41 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 126.01 percent compared to last year to $76.48 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 15.49 percent compared to last year to $63.33 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 $64.12 million, 13.09 percent, (45.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $47.03 million, 22.57 percent, (13.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $723,362, 1.55 percent, (3.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $21.93 million, 203.61 percent, (2.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $1.84 million, 6.45 percent, (2.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.67 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $820.62 million of the $1.21 billion total.

All totaled, 37.96 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $460.31 million of the $1.21 billion total