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

Imports: Internal combustion engines

Internal combustion engines, the No. 98 import by value totaled $404.82 million for the month of August, $3.04 billion through August of 2020, and $6.37 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$884.01 M
2Japan$647.46 M
3Germany$561.84 M
4United Kingdom$269.47 M
5Italy$176.02 M
6Austria$132.25 M
7South Korea$94.11 M
8France$73.55 M
9Sweden$50.79 M
10India$25.72 M
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U.S. imports of Internal combustion engines decreased 32.68 percent through August to $3.04 billion

U.S. imports of Internal combustion engines decreased 32.68 percent from $4.52 billion to $3.04 billion through the first eight 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 98 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 70 for the last full year with a total value of $6.37 billion, a $319.88 million, 4.78 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through August 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 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Ysleta, Texas, No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full 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 Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 16.78 percent compared to last year to $592.78 million.
  • Ysleta, Texas totaled $308.22 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 63.79 percent compared to last year to $305.4 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 25.66 percent compared to last year to $231.58 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 31.98 percent compared to last year to $230.13 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 decreased $389.42 million, 30.58 percent, (29.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $499.65 million, 43.56 percent, (21.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $181.31 million, 24.4 percent, (18.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $134.41 million, 33.28 percent, (8.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy decreased $73.64 million, 29.5 percent, (5.79 percent market share).

All totaled, 83.5 percent of all these Internal combustion engines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $2.54 billion of the $3.04 billion total.

All totaled, 54.86 percent of all these Internal combustion engines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.67 billion of the $3.04 billion total