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

Imports: Internal combustion engines

Internal combustion engines, the No. 70 import by value totaled $430.35 million for the month of November, $6.01 billion through November of 2019, and $6.69 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$1.66 B
2Japan$1.5 B
3Germany$1 B
4United Kingdom$540.9 M
5Italy$358.5 M
6Austria$215.54 M
7South Korea$200.07 M
8France$127.25 M
9Sweden$100.97 M
10India$66.71 M
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January – November 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,130,066,524
2Port of Charleston $1,022,208,138
3Port of Tacoma, Wash. $711,088,974
4Port Laredo $423,014,888
5Port of Los Angeles $419,981,196
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $338,355,674
7Port of Virginia $247,679,171
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $245,647,078
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $171,660,836
10Port of Newark $158,853,992

U.S. imports of Internal combustion engines decreased 3.85 percent through November to $6.01 billion

U.S. imports of Internal combustion engines decreased 3.85 percent from $6.25 billion to $6.01 billion through the first 11 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 70 through November among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 71 for the last full year with a total value of $6.69 billion, a $792.42 million, 13.43 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through November 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 Port of Los Angeles.

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 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.

January – November 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,661,077,253
2Japan $1,495,106,989
3Germany $1,001,957,426
4United Kingdom $540,904,948
5Italy $358,499,662
6Austria $215,544,040
7South Korea $200,073,480
8France $127,251,133
9Sweden $100,973,981
10India $66,712,962

January – November 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1El Paso $390,815,404
2Seattle $237,003,093
3Charleston $216,204,063
4Chicago $163,671,032
5Laredo $150,872,018
6Atlanta/Savannah $131,121,560
7Detroit $99,522,261
8Mobile $92,498,504
9Los Angeles $81,893,421
10New Orleans $70,151,890

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 2.84 percent compared to last year to $1.13 billion.
  • Port of Charleston rose 31.34 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 2.15 percent compared to last year to $711.09 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 3.47 percent compared to last year to $423.01 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 26.78 percent compared to last year to $419.98 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 $12.9 million, 0.78 percent, (27.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $148.18 million, 11 percent, (24.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $98.15 million, 10.86 percent, (16.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $82.47 million, 13.23 percent, (9.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy decreased $226.9 million, 38.76 percent, (5.97 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.2 percent of all these Internal combustion engines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $5.06 billion of the $6.01 billion total.

All totaled, 61.71 percent of all these Internal combustion engines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $3.71 billion of the $6.01 billion total