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

Imports: Diesel engines

Diesel engines, the No. 71 import by value totaled $608.39 million for the month of October, $5.69 billion through October of 2018, and $5.9 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$1.5 B
2Japan$1.22 B
3Germany$808.86 M
4United Kingdom$577.44 M
5Italy$552.99 M
6Austria$259.8 M
7South Korea$166.85 M
8China$148.09 M
9France$132.47 M
10Sweden$87.51 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.69 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $998,119,713
2Port of Charleston $695,548,673
3Port of Tacoma, Wash. $630,960,219
4Port Laredo $395,169,049
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $369,087,169
6Port of Virginia $310,830,808
7Port of Los Angeles $299,111,178
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $265,578,096
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $239,912,312
10Port of Newark $157,837,737

U.S. imports of Diesel engines increased 16.53 percent through October to $5.69 billion

U.S. imports of Diesel engines increased 16.53 percent from $4.88 billion to $5.69 billion through the first 10 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 71 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 76 for the last full year with a total value of $5.9 billion, a $511.32 million, 9.49 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,497,351,520
2Japan $1,221,576,942
3Germany $808,855,790
4United Kingdom $577,440,785
5Italy $552,992,353
6Austria $259,795,396
7South Korea $166,851,224
8China $148,087,865
9France $132,471,539
10Sweden $87,514,266

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1El Paso $200,613,533
2Seattle $121,879,770
3Charleston $79,599,424
4Detroit $75,242,973
5Laredo $73,961,741
6Atlanta/Savannah $73,807,274
7Chicago $68,957,674
8Mobile $66,427,413
9Los Angeles $37,611,637
10Cleveland $32,899,615

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 1.07 percent compared to last year to $998.12 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 13.65 percent compared to last year to $695.55 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 2.6 percent compared to last year to $630.96 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 18.46 percent compared to last year to $395.17 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 15.66 percent compared to last year to $369.09 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. imports from No. 1 Mexico increased $34.18 million, 2.34 percent, (26.33 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $207.51 million, 20.46 percent, (21.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $84.24 million, 11.63 percent, (14.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $216.8 million, 60.11 percent, (10.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $278.28 million, 101.3 percent, (9.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.91 percent of all these Diesel engines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $4.66 billion of the $5.69 billion total.

All totaled, 54.31 percent of all these Diesel engines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3.09 billion of the $5.69 billion total