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

Imports: Motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle parts, the No. 7 import by value totaled $5.5 billion for the month of November, $63.11 billion through November of 2019, and $69.8 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$23.7 B
2Canada$8.55 B
3China$8.4 B
4Japan$6.61 B
5South Korea$4.1 B
6Germany$3.97 B
7Taiwan$1.52 B
8India$1.22 B
9Italy$648.38 M
10Thailand$546.91 M
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January – November 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $63.11 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $15,813,652,658
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $7,612,042,026
3Port of Los Angeles $6,718,632,898
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,330,127,602
5Port of Charleston $3,182,435,344
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $2,676,215,213
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,602,396,276
8Port of Newark $2,043,576,319
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,773,933,756
10Port of Long Beach $1,669,006,178

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 2.02 percent through November to $63.11 billion

U.S. imports of Motor vehicle parts decreased 2.02 percent from $64.41 billion to $63.11 billion through the first 11 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 7 through November among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 7 for the last full year with a total value of $69.8 billion, a $4.74 billion, 7.28 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through November of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

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 Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – November 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $23,699,652,383
2Canada $8,550,925,112
3China $8,397,590,548
4Japan $6,605,171,932
5South Korea $4,098,427,219
6Germany $3,967,922,337
7Taiwan $1,522,234,165
8India $1,219,246,488
9Italy $648,375,347
10Thailand $546,906,475

January – November 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $6,738,583,642
2Detroit $4,232,377,640
3Los Angeles $1,806,946,591
4Cleveland $1,451,514,503
5Chicago $1,177,672,011
6Atlanta/Savannah $1,051,036,612
7Charleston $1,026,888,776
8New Orleans $689,318,966
9El Paso $666,718,071
10New York City $569,729,370

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 5.45 percent compared to last year to $15.81 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 2.01 percent compared to last year to $7.61 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 16.56 percent compared to last year to $6.72 billion.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 14.3 percent compared to last year to $3.33 billion.
  • Port of Charleston rose 13.73 percent compared to last year to $3.18 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 $808.68 million, 3.53 percent, (37.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $199.82 million, 2.28 percent, (13.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $1.54 billion, 15.47 percent, (13.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $777.68 million, 10.53 percent, (10.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $300.21 million, 7.9 percent, (6.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.37 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 $51.35 billion of the $63.11 billion total.

All totaled, 58.09 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 $36.66 billion of the $63.11 billion total