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

Exports: Motor vehicles for transporting people

Motor vehicles for transporting people, the No. 4 export by value totaled $5.19 billion for the month of March, $13.12 billion through March of 2019, and $51.44 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$3.25 B
2China$1.93 B
3Germany$1.38 B
4Belgium$1.19 B
5Mexico$715.45 M
6United Arab Emirates$514.48 M
7Saudi Arabia$465.37 M
8Australia$424.75 M
9South Korea$418.97 M
10United Kingdom$341.8 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $13.12 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of San Francisco, Calif. $1,738,781,770
2Port of Charleston $1,679,805,533
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,657,514,079
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $811,344,509
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $776,051,851
6Port of Brunswick, Ga. $738,114,848
7Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $573,709,387
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $517,498,690
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $500,131,689
10Port of Portland, Ore. $453,220,811

U.S. exports of Motor vehicles for transporting people decreased 3.32 percent through March to $13.12 billion

U.S. exports of Motor vehicles for transporting people decreased 3.32 percent from $13.57 billion to $13.12 billion through the first three 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 4 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 3 for the last full year with a total value of $51.44 billion, a $2.14 billion, 3.99 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of San Francisco, Calif., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $3,254,472,130
2China $1,929,200,610
3Germany $1,384,161,069
4Belgium $1,190,711,325
5Mexico $715,447,144
6United Arab Emirates $514,482,929
7Saudi Arabia $465,366,714
8Australia $424,748,957
9South Korea $418,970,284
10United Kingdom $341,802,421

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $3,332,597,040
2Charleston $2,225,255,704
3Atlanta/Savannah $1,688,255,244
4Baltimore $1,327,393,422
5Jacksonville/Tampa $901,775,412
6Los Angeles $868,368,636
7New York City $866,762,988
8Houston $829,697,864
9San Francisco $749,708,074
10Buffalo $546,059,551

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of San Francisco, Calif. rose 287.44 percent compared to last year to $1.74 billion.
  • Port of Charleston fell 20.65 percent compared to last year to $1.68 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 17.1 percent compared to last year to $1.66 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 18.54 percent compared to last year to $811.34 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 9.26 percent compared to last year to $776.05 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 $587.15 million, 15.28 percent, (24.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $87.22 million, 4.33 percent, (14.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany decreased $288.23 million, 17.23 percent, (10.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $999.41 million, 522.42 percent, (9.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $49.11 million, 6.42 percent, (5.45 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.6 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $8.47 billion of the $13.12 billion total.

All totaled, 50.8 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $6.66 billion of the $13.12 billion total