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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Imports: Motorcycles, mopeds, other cycles with motors

Motorcycles, mopeds, other cycles with motors, the No. 160 import by value totaled $246.92 million for the month of December, $2.73 billion through December of 2018, and $2.21 billion for all of 2017, 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
1Japan$829.44 M
2China$667.15 M
3Austria$326.04 M
4Thailand$255.71 M
5Germany$179.74 M
6Italy$137.7 M
7Taiwan$101.35 M
8Canada$99.39 M
9India$34.53 M
10United Kingdom$22.96 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.73 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $997,504,924
2Port of Virginia $457,491,505
3Port of Newark $294,966,683
4Port of Tacoma, Wash. $189,542,081
5Port of Long Beach $143,686,224
6Los Angeles International Airport $99,567,854
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $96,198,750
8Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $66,533,280
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $58,346,453
10Port of Charleston $43,573,617

U.S. imports of Motorcycles, mopeds, other cycles with motors increased 23.62 percent through December to $2.73 billion

U.S. imports of Motorcycles, mopeds, other cycles with motors increased 23.62 percent from $2.21 billion to $2.73 billion in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 160 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 176 for the last full year with a total value of $2.21 billion, a $182.68 million, 9.01 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 Austria, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Austria and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $829,436,806
2China $667,146,155
3Austria $326,039,968
4Thailand $255,710,778
5Germany $179,742,118
6Italy $137,703,307
7Taiwan $101,354,406
8Canada $99,386,021
9India $34,533,199
10United Kingdom $22,961,022

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $322,369,861
2Norfolk $95,083,715
3New York City $66,383,816
4Seattle $47,896,687
5Detroit $40,940,088
6San Francisco $24,898,866
7Chicago $19,062,998
8Jacksonville/Tampa $18,245,088
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $18,167,264
10Charleston $12,682,222

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.43 percent compared to last year to $997.5 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 27.83 percent compared to last year to $457.49 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 7.52 percent compared to last year to $294.97 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 0.21 percent compared to last year to $189.54 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 148.2 percent compared to last year to $143.69 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 Japan increased $156.23 million, 23.21 percent, (30.37 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $265.13 million, 65.95 percent, (24.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Austria increased $54.84 million, 20.22 percent, (11.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $71.77 million, 21.92 percent, (9.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $4.66 million, 2.53 percent, (6.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.67 percent of all these Motorcycles, mopeds, other cycles with motors imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.26 billion of the $2.73 billion total.

All totaled, 76.27 percent of all these Motorcycles, mopeds, other cycles with motors imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.08 billion of the $2.73 billion total