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

Exports: Passenger vehicles

Passenger vehicles, the No. 5 export by value totaled $2.61 billion for the month of June, $17.96 billion through June of 2020, and $56.16 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
1Canada$4.17 B
2Germany$2.46 B
3China$1.98 B
4Belgium$1.49 B
5South Korea$806.37 M
6United Arab Emirates$662.52 M
7United Kingdom$653.24 M
8Mexico$639.48 M
9Saudi Arabia$589.82 M
10Australia$391.65 M
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U.S. exports of Passenger vehicles decreased 33.98 percent through June to $17.96 billion

U.S. exports of Passenger vehicles decreased 33.98 percent from $27.21 billion to $17.96 billion through the first six 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 5 through June 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 $56.16 billion, a $4.72 billion, 9.18 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 China, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of San Francisco, Calif. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources 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 Charleston, No. 2 Port of San Francisco, Calif., No. 3 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 17.14 percent compared to last year to $3.1 billion.
  • Port of Brunswick, Ga. rose 22.42 percent compared to last year to $2.27 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 49.65 percent compared to last year to $1.95 billion.
  • Port of San Francisco, Calif. fell 38.2 percent compared to last year to $1.68 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 38.46 percent compared to last year to $1.02 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 from No. 1 Canada decreased $3.07 billion, 42.38 percent, (23.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Germany decreased $852.31 million, 25.74 percent, (13.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 China decreased $1.36 billion, 40.85 percent, (11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Belgium decreased $678.19 million, 31.34 percent, (8.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $135.15 million, 14.35 percent, (4.49 percent market share).

All totaled, 60.67 percent of all these Passenger vehicles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $10.9 billion of the $17.96 billion total.

All totaled, 55.77 percent of all these Passenger vehicles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $10.02 billion of the $17.96 billion total