Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 6 export by value totaled $3.5 billion for the month of February, $6.62 billion through February of 2020, and $43.02 billion for all of 2019, 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$2.68 B
2Canada$2.18 B
3China$292.85 M
4Germany$123.3 M
5Thailand$98.93 M
6Italy$97.17 M
7United Kingdom$94.1 M
8Brazil$93.88 M
9South Africa$90.49 M
10Spain$89.3 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.62 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $1,830,609,418
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,381,817,740
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $368,927,955
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $322,209,464
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $228,067,197
6Port of Charleston $206,376,741
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $180,985,429
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $164,050,157
9Port of Virginia $160,201,149
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $151,967,659

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 7.07 percent through February to $6.62 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 7.07 percent from $7.12 billion to $6.62 billion through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 6 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 5 for the last full year with a total value of $43.02 billion, a $2.52 billion, 5.53 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Thailand. 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 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. 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..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,678,320,995
2Canada $2,180,569,948
3China $292,852,726
4Germany $123,300,167
5Thailand $98,932,707
6Italy $97,168,392
7United Kingdom $94,099,511
8Brazil $93,879,513
9South Africa $90,486,285
10Spain $89,296,152

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $1,606,845,372
2LAREDO, TX $1,548,013,132
3LOW VALUE $318,826,966
4LOS ANGELES, CA $266,182,106
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $177,566,470
6CHARLESTON, SC $163,748,238
7SAN DIEGO, CA $156,967,766
8BUFFALO, NY $156,765,528
9EL PASO, TX $123,884,558
10SAVANNAH, GA $119,207,422

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 0.11 percent compared to last year to $1.83 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 20.46 percent compared to last year to $1.38 billion.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 1.25 percent compared to last year to $368.93 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 17.38 percent compared to last year to $322.21 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 13.86 percent compared to last year to $228.07 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 decreased $81.47 million, 2.95 percent, (40.47 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $453.26 million, 17.21 percent, (32.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $81.41 million, 38.5 percent, (4.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $9.93 million, 7.45 percent, (1.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Thailand increased $15.04 million, 17.92 percent, (1.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.19 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $5.37 billion of the $6.62 billion total.

All totaled, 62.42 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $4.13 billion of the $6.62 billion total