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

Exports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 5 export by value totaled $3.97 billion for the month of May, $18.49 billion through May of 2019, and $45.54 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
1Mexico$7.14 B
2Canada$6.85 B
3China$603.32 M
4Germany$338.23 M
5United Kingdom$329.45 M
6Brazil$256.93 M
7Thailand$233.63 M
8Australia$230.96 M
9South Africa$199.32 M
10Japan$181.1 M
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January – May 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $18.49 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $4,752,227,730
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,406,073,235
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $988,875,621
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $966,686,930
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $697,803,465
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $514,760,808
7Port of Charleston $491,595,304
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $489,806,716
9Port of Long Beach $473,656,595
10Port of New York $375,468,111

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 3.74 percent through May to $18.49 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 3.74 percent from $19.21 billion to $18.49 billion through the first five 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 5 through May 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 $45.54 billion, a $587.42 million, 1.31 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through May 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. 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 Germany and No. 5 Brazil. 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..

January – May 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $7,144,901,678
2Canada $6,854,293,879
3China $603,321,255
4Germany $338,230,937
5United Kingdom $329,454,483
6Brazil $256,929,260
7Thailand $233,632,909
8Australia $230,958,084
9South Africa $199,322,617
10Japan $181,096,352

January – May 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $4,440,257,949
2Laredo $4,383,018,087
3Los Angeles $826,571,617
4Low Value Shipments $684,657,361
5San Diego $531,283,943
6New York City $454,854,454
7Buffalo $366,669,702
8Charleston $311,802,252
9Miami $281,837,266
10Phoenix/Nogales $272,967,712

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 1.63 percent compared to last year to $4.75 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 11.55 percent compared to last year to $4.41 billion.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.1 percent compared to last year to $988.88 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 10.9 percent compared to last year to $966.69 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 21.59 percent compared to last year to $697.8 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 Mexico increased $210.03 million, 3.03 percent, (38.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $411.74 million, 5.67 percent, (37.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $429.28 million, 41.57 percent, (3.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $83.05 million, 19.71 percent, (1.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $20.36 million, 6.59 percent, (1.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.57 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $15.27 billion of the $18.49 billion total.

All totaled, 63.87 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $11.81 billion of the $18.49 billion total