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

Imports: Trailers and similar vehicles

Trailers and similar vehicles, the No. 109 import by value totaled $405.82 million for the month of October, $3.51 billion through October of 2018, and $3.43 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
1Mexico$1.48 B
2China$1.33 B
3Canada$443.22 M
4Vietnam$37.71 M
5Taiwan$31.5 M
6Germany$25.82 M
7Greece$24.06 M
8Australia$18.1 M
9India$13.85 M
10Spain$12.65 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.51 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,146,492,017
2Port of Los Angeles $437,799,191
3Port of Long Beach $226,632,011
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $159,372,109
5El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $134,557,110
6Port of Virginia $129,291,488
7Port of Newark $115,589,611
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $114,147,652
9Port Laredo $93,848,342
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $76,674,639

U.S. imports of Trailers and similar vehicles increased 20.62 percent through October to $3.51 billion

U.S. imports of Trailers and similar vehicles increased 20.62 percent from $2.91 billion to $3.51 billion through the first 10 months of 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 109 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 114 for the last full year with a total value of $3.43 billion, a $506.16 million, 17.28 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Greece and No. 5 Germany. 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 Newark and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,484,112,716
2China $1,326,962,964
3Canada $443,223,190
4Vietnam $37,714,519
5Taiwan $31,499,528
6Germany $25,816,782
7Greece $24,055,471
8Australia $18,103,318
9India $13,845,998
10Spain $12,652,303

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Diego $134,139,438
2Los Angeles $74,645,472
3Chicago $46,612,152
4Laredo $28,036,823
5El Paso $26,532,605
6Atlanta/Savannah $25,209,409
7Detroit $19,532,388
8New York City $17,694,341
9Seattle $16,771,668
10Pembina, N.D. $16,105,060

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 12.3 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 6.74 percent compared to last year to $437.8 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 15.72 percent compared to last year to $226.63 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 64.23 percent compared to last year to $159.37 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 48.71 percent compared to last year to $134.56 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 $275.96 million, 22.84 percent, (42.33 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $247.1 million, 22.88 percent, (37.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $88.11 million, 24.81 percent, (12.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Vietnam increased $8.52 million, 29.17 percent, (1.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $1.54 million, 5.16 percent, (0.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.79 percent of all these Trailers and similar vehicles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $3.32 billion of the $3.51 billion total.

All totaled, 60.03 percent of all these Trailers and similar vehicles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.1 billion of the $3.51 billion total