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

Imports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 7 import by value totaled $6.19 billion for the month of August, $46.34 billion through August of 2019, and $69.8 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$17.21 B
2Canada$6.31 B
3China$6.3 B
4Japan$4.96 B
5South Korea$2.98 B
6Germany$2.85 B
7Taiwan$1.12 B
8India$893.58 M
9Italy$486.66 M
10Thailand$402.38 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $46.34 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $11,558,078,786
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $5,582,084,944
3Port of Los Angeles $5,054,789,955
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,472,264,403
5Port of Charleston $2,270,082,996
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $1,971,802,742
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,949,823,323
8Port of Newark $1,509,662,928
9Port of Long Beach $1,313,360,855
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,288,038,597

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 0.03 percent through August to $46.34 billion

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 0.03 percent from $46.36 billion to $46.34 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 7 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 7 for the last full year with a total value of $69.8 billion, a $4.74 billion, 7.28 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

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

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $17,213,000,741
2Canada $6,313,222,654
3China $6,298,338,987
4Japan $4,957,489,307
5South Korea $2,984,679,350
6Germany $2,845,147,105
7Taiwan $1,115,100,001
8India $893,580,629
9Italy $486,657,502
10Thailand $402,380,038

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $6,738,583,642
2Detroit $4,232,377,640
3Los Angeles $1,806,946,591
4Cleveland $1,451,514,503
5Chicago $1,177,672,011
6Atlanta/Savannah $1,051,036,612
7Charleston $1,026,888,776
8New Orleans $689,318,966
9El Paso $666,718,071
10New York City $569,729,370

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 rose 8.76 percent compared to last year to $11.56 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 1.3 percent compared to last year to $5.58 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 13.56 percent compared to last year to $5.05 billion.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 18.15 percent compared to last year to $2.47 billion.
  • Port of Charleston rose 15.17 percent compared to last year to $2.27 billion.

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 $983.28 million, 6.06 percent, (37.14 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $35.63 million, 0.57 percent, (13.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $918.04 million, 12.72 percent, (13.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $510.71 million, 9.34 percent, (10.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $259.97 million, 9.54 percent, (6.44 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.49 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $37.77 billion of the $46.34 billion total.

All totaled, 58.12 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $26.94 billion of the $46.34 billion total