Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2020.

Imports: Passenger vehicles

Passenger vehicles, the No. 1 import by value totaled $14.7 billion for the month of March, $39.39 billion through March of 2020, and $176.85 billion for all of 2019, 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$8.87 B
2Mexico$8.86 B
3Canada$8.1 B
4South Korea$3.81 B
5Germany$3.57 B
6United Kingdom$2.27 B
7Slovakia$799.53 M
8Italy$634.2 M
9Sweden$619.2 M
10China$367.34 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $39.39 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,810,145,894
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $3,594,054,691
3Port of Brunswick, Ga. $3,168,799,615
4Port Laredo $3,004,848,544
5Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $2,643,963,001
6Port of Newark $2,432,138,711
7Port of Los Angeles $2,176,337,930
8Port Hueneme, Calif. $1,894,490,688
9Port of Providence, R.I. $1,762,831,220
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,667,483,793

U.S. imports of Passenger vehicles decreased 10.39 percent through March to $39.39 billion

U.S. imports of Passenger vehicles decreased 10.39 percent from $43.96 billion to $39.39 billion through the first three months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1 for the last full year with a total value of $176.85 billion, a $1.91 billion, 1.09 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Brunswick, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $8,868,734,775
2Mexico $8,861,901,784
3Canada $8,098,611,754
4South Korea $3,805,399,117
5Germany $3,565,453,050
6United Kingdom $2,266,247,072
7Slovakia $799,533,527
8Italy $634,197,076
9Sweden $619,201,635
10China $367,335,770

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $2,436,145,501
2Los Angeles $1,947,570,669
3Baltimore $1,665,748,999
4Laredo $1,242,587,256
5Atlanta/Savannah $1,140,178,090
6New York City $1,138,543,669
7Jacksonville/Tampa $979,512,022
8Portland/Columbia-Snake River $712,594,379
9San Francisco $633,001,119
10Providence, R.I. $578,159,926

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 15.07 percent compared to last year to $4.81 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 1.61 percent compared to last year to $3.59 billion.
  • Port of Brunswick, Ga. rose 5.7 percent compared to last year to $3.17 billion.
  • Port Laredo fell 13.89 percent compared to last year to $3 billion.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. fell 15.91 percent compared to last year to $2.64 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 Japan decreased $1.47 billion, 14.25 percent, (22.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $611.53 million, 6.46 percent, (22.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $722.18 million, 8.19 percent, (20.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $83.91 million, 2.25 percent, (9.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $681.98 million, 16.06 percent, (9.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.29 percent of all these Passenger vehicles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $33.2 billion of the $39.39 billion total.

All totaled, 43.72 percent of all these Passenger vehicles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $17.22 billion of the $39.39 billion total