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

Imports: Motor vehicle engines

Motor vehicle engines, the No. 42 import by value totaled $872.51 million for the month of February, $1.69 billion through February 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$535.44 M
2Canada$402 M
3Japan$328.67 M
4Germany$140.97 M
5China$78.14 M
6United Kingdom$63.49 M
7South Korea$54.23 M
8Thailand$26.17 M
9Italy$18.9 M
10Spain$16.1 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.69 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $524,576,744
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $275,274,781
3Port of Los Angeles $166,746,303
4Port of Tacoma, Wash. $162,090,336
5Port of Charleston $161,829,152
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $90,713,092
7Port of Virginia $82,551,407
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $53,187,745
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $51,401,477
10Port of Long Beach $31,238,567

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle engines decreased 14.40 percent through February to $1.69 billion

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle engines decreased 14.40 percent from $1.98 billion to $1.69 billion through the first two 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 42 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 30 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 February of this year the leading 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 Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $535,440,191
2Canada $401,997,765
3Japan $328,673,114
4Germany $140,969,355
5China $78,140,035
6United Kingdom $63,485,015
7South Korea $54,229,528
8Thailand $26,170,442
9Italy $18,903,072
10Spain $16,096,519

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 5.09 percent compared to last year to $524.58 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 10.22 percent compared to last year to $275.27 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 31.71 percent compared to last year to $166.75 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 10.35 percent compared to last year to $162.09 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 39.83 percent compared to last year to $161.83 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 $29.61 million, 5.24 percent, (31.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $16.17 million, 3.87 percent, (23.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $7.48 million, 2.33 percent, (19.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $75.67 million, 34.93 percent, (8.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $49.09 million, 38.58 percent, (4.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.67 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.49 billion of the $1.69 billion total.

All totaled, 76.18 percent of all these Motor vehicle engines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.29 billion of the $1.69 billion total