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

Imports: Motor vehicle engines

Motor vehicle engines, the No. 35 import by value totaled $978.91 million for the month of August, $7.52 billion through August of 2019, and $11.87 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$2.24 B
2Canada$1.66 B
3Japan$1.48 B
4Germany$573.07 M
5South Korea$303.94 M
6China$298 M
7United Kingdom$267.85 M
8Austria$218.92 M
9Thailand$116.69 M
10Italy$103.69 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $7.52 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $2,248,970,538
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,101,928,278
3Port of Charleston $895,235,525
4Port of Tacoma, Wash. $747,313,736
5Port of Los Angeles $636,358,068
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $413,718,383
7Port of Virginia $327,635,342
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $272,387,729
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $254,869,885
10Port of Long Beach $116,071,408

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle engines decreased 5.78 percent through August to $7.52 billion

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle engines decreased 5.78 percent from $7.98 billion to $7.52 billion through the first eight 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 35 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 32 for the last full year with a total value of $11.87 billion, a $886.68 million, 8.08 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,240,853,623
2Canada $1,659,578,753
3Japan $1,481,965,854
4Germany $573,069,873
5South Korea $303,939,189
6China $298,004,947
7United Kingdom $267,849,609
8Austria $218,921,812
9Thailand $116,693,295
10Italy $103,686,063

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $1,139,151,161
2Detroit $741,181,814
3Charleston $300,457,714
4Seattle $281,728,032
5Mobile $201,233,460
6Atlanta/Savannah $191,355,243
7Norfolk $156,174,850
8New Orleans $145,690,198
9Los Angeles $145,403,162
10Buffalo $116,125,294

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 Laredo fell 0.56 percent compared to last year to $2.25 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 3.63 percent compared to last year to $1.1 billion.
  • Port of Charleston fell 16.85 percent compared to last year to $895.24 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 3.95 percent compared to last year to $747.31 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 25.75 percent compared to last year to $636.36 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 $70.51 million, 3.05 percent, (29.8 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $30.04 million, 1.84 percent, (22.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $50.18 million, 3.5 percent, (19.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $331.9 million, 36.68 percent, (7.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $95.71 million, 45.97 percent, (4.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.23 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $6.26 billion of the $7.52 billion total.

All totaled, 74.86 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $5.63 billion of the $7.52 billion total