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

Imports: Trailers and similar vehicles

Trailers and similar vehicles, the No. 111 import by value totaled $372.48 million for the month of August, $2.79 billion through August of 2019, and $4.27 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$1.37 B
2China$798.32 M
3Canada$360.17 M
4Vietnam$46.26 M
5South Korea$34.12 M
6Taiwan$30.44 M
7Germany$28.26 M
8Spain$16.4 M
9Thailand$13.11 M
10India$13.01 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.79 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $991,948,610
2Port of Los Angeles $324,527,851
3Port of Long Beach $124,365,548
4El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $118,411,765
5Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $113,667,876
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $107,188,366
7Port Laredo $97,294,281
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $86,924,253
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $72,219,589
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $54,830,771

U.S. imports of Trailers and similar vehicles increased 2.64 percent through August to $2.79 billion

U.S. imports of Trailers and similar vehicles increased 2.64 percent from $2.72 billion to $2.79 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 111 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 108 for the last full year with a total value of $4.27 billion, a $830.84 million, 24.19 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,366,484,125
2China $798,320,125
3Canada $360,169,028
4Vietnam $46,256,325
5South Korea $34,124,168
6Taiwan $30,440,288
7Germany $28,261,520
8Spain $16,399,197
9Thailand $13,112,973
10India $13,006,242

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Diego $357,264,776
2Los Angeles $181,746,212
3Chicago $103,291,397
4Laredo $62,565,782
5El Paso $62,449,081
6Atlanta/Savannah $60,786,915
7Detroit $49,389,434
8Norfolk $41,448,165
9New York City $39,850,254
10Seattle $34,656,706

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:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 15.15 percent compared to last year to $991.95 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 4.16 percent compared to last year to $324.53 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 34.14 percent compared to last year to $124.37 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 15.81 percent compared to last year to $118.41 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 140.43 percent compared to last year to $113.67 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 increased $246.33 million, 21.99 percent, (49.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $241.9 million, 23.25 percent, (28.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $3.32 million, 0.93 percent, (12.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Vietnam increased $16.4 million, 54.93 percent, (1.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $28.98 million, 563.09 percent, (1.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.45 percent of all these Trailers and similar vehicles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $2.61 billion of the $2.79 billion total.

All totaled, 60.01 percent of all these Trailers and similar vehicles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.67 billion of the $2.79 billion total