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

Imports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 7 import by value totaled $5.96 billion for the month of November, $64.41 billion through November of 2018, and $65.06 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$22.89 B
2China$9.93 B
3Canada$8.75 B
4Japan$7.38 B
5Germany$4.22 B
6South Korea$3.8 B
7Taiwan$1.51 B
8India$1.1 B
9Italy$663.87 M
10Thailand$426.65 M
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January – November 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $64.41 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $14,996,035,554
2Port of Los Angeles $8,051,824,192
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $7,767,873,298
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,913,385,966
5Port of Long Beach $2,880,763,178
6Port of Charleston $2,798,270,714
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,653,278,240
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $2,498,748,948
9Port of Newark $2,129,310,524
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,799,217,901

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts increased 7.10 percent through November to $64.41 billion

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts increased 7.10 percent from $60.14 billion to $64.41 billion through the first 11 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 7 through November among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 6 for the last full year with a total value of $65.06 billion, a $7.93 million, 0.01 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through November of this year the leading 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.

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 Charleston and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

January – November 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $22,890,970,925
2China $9,933,957,887
3Canada $8,750,744,813
4Japan $7,382,848,461
5Germany $4,215,716,446
6South Korea $3,798,213,809
7Taiwan $1,505,801,654
8India $1,098,511,856
9Italy $663,868,115
10Thailand $426,645,425

January – November 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $3,351,937,569
2Detroit $2,164,856,075
3Los Angeles $837,734,218
4Cleveland $795,172,855
5Chicago $547,209,679
6Atlanta/Savannah $501,986,109
7Charleston $477,928,980
8New Orleans $343,646,605
9El Paso $323,964,069
10New York City $263,261,369

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 11.86 percent compared to last year to $15 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 5.6 percent compared to last year to $8.05 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 8.01 percent compared to last year to $7.77 billion.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 13.37 percent compared to last year to $2.91 billion.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 6.23 percent compared to last year to $2.88 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 $1.76 billion, 8.33 percent, (35.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $1.32 billion, 15.31 percent, (15.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $625.98 million, 7.7 percent, (13.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $141.39 million, 1.88 percent, (11.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $78.22 million, 1.82 percent, (6.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.55 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $53.17 billion of the $64.41 billion total.

All totaled, 56.84 percent of all these Motor vehicle parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $36.61 billion of the $64.41 billion total