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

Exports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 5 export by value totaled $3.85 billion for the month of November, $42.34 billion through November of 2018, and $44.95 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
1Mexico$15.87 B
2Canada$15.49 B
3China$2.25 B
4Germany$873.52 M
5United Kingdom$751.88 M
6Brazil$635.09 M
7Australia$552.48 M
8Japan$551.43 M
9Italy$396.59 M
10Thailand$396.48 M
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January – November 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $42.34 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $11,184,729,626
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $10,429,267,705
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,232,656,264
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,093,927,475
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,389,782,236
6Port of Long Beach $1,338,566,128
7Port of New York $1,132,392,603
8Port of Charleston $986,679,449
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $930,484,267
10Port of Los Angeles $918,825,086

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts increased 1.71 percent through November to $42.34 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts increased 1.71 percent from $41.63 billion to $42.34 billion through the first 11 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 5 through November 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 $44.95 billion, a $2.11 billion, 4.91 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through November of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – November 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $15,869,855,786
2Canada $15,487,071,621
3China $2,245,660,201
4Germany $873,520,927
5United Kingdom $751,882,235
6Brazil $635,090,379
7Australia $552,481,357
8Japan $551,426,908
9Italy $396,586,484
10Thailand $396,484,881

January – November 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $2,372,123,272
2Laredo $2,235,799,498
3Los Angeles $453,927,122
4Low Value Shipments $349,900,518
5San Diego $239,568,826
6New York City $189,585,921
7Buffalo $162,882,571
8Phoenix/Nogales $154,671,423
9Miami $143,215,661
10Charleston $140,642,728

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 5.11 percent compared to last year to $11.18 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 1.71 percent compared to last year to $10.43 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 2.05 percent compared to last year to $2.23 billion.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 0.01 percent compared to last year to $2.09 billion.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 44.64 percent compared to last year to $1.39 billion.

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 Mexico increased $980.65 million, 6.59 percent, (37.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $202.31 million, 1.29 percent, (36.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $159.9 million, 7.67 percent, (5.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $100.33 million, 12.98 percent, (2.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $146.22 million, 24.14 percent, (1.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.21 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $35.23 billion of the $42.34 billion total.

All totaled, 64.55 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $27.33 billion of the $42.34 billion total