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

Imports: Motor vehicles for transporting people

Motor vehicles for transporting people, the No. 1 import by value totaled $14.4 billion for the month of April, $58.36 billion through April of 2019, and $174.95 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
1Japan$13.6 B
2Mexico$12.75 B
3Canada$11.57 B
4Germany$5.72 B
5South Korea$5.04 B
6United Kingdom$3.22 B
7Slovakia$1.74 B
8Italy$1.01 B
9Sweden$606.67 M
10China$581.12 M
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January – April 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $58.36 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $5,456,912,259
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,934,093,778
3Port Laredo $4,606,827,197
4Port of Newark $4,103,902,145
5Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $4,033,237,964
6Port of Brunswick, Ga. $4,006,511,260
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,447,642,810
8Port of Los Angeles $3,349,605,240
9Port of Providence, R.I. $2,802,376,997
10Port Hueneme, Calif. $2,703,840,355

U.S. imports of Motor vehicles for transporting people increased 1.43 percent through April to $58.36 billion

U.S. imports of Motor vehicles for transporting people increased 1.43 percent from $57.54 billion to $58.36 billion through the first four 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 1 through April 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 $174.95 billion, a $2.07 billion, 1.17 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through April of this year the leading 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 Newark and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, 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 Newark and No. 5 Port of Brunswick, Ga..

January – April 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $13,598,152,562
2Mexico $12,749,584,956
3Canada $11,571,524,024
4Germany $5,720,943,877
5South Korea $5,035,336,630
6United Kingdom $3,222,919,471
7Slovakia $1,742,743,265
8Italy $1,005,553,242
9Sweden $606,673,026
10China $581,115,987

January – April 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $10,439,666,722
2Los Angeles $6,557,313,307
3Laredo $5,782,976,553
4Baltimore $4,739,592,529
5New York City $4,468,916,511
6Atlanta/Savannah $4,019,638,686
7Jacksonville/Tampa $3,866,651,595
8Portland/Columbia-Snake River $2,678,500,664
9San Francisco $2,545,386,697
10Buffalo $2,414,905,830

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 26.87 percent compared to last year to $5.46 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 7.73 percent compared to last year to $4.93 billion.
  • Port Laredo fell 0.76 percent compared to last year to $4.61 billion.
  • Port of Newark fell 4.09 percent compared to last year to $4.1 billion.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 20.41 percent compared to last year to $4.03 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 $48.74 million, 0.36 percent, (23.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $1.87 billion, 17.24 percent, (21.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $1.97 billion, 14.56 percent, (19.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $128.21 million, 2.29 percent, (9.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $682.42 million, 15.68 percent, (8.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.41 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through April of this year. That is equal to $48.68 billion of the $58.36 billion total.

All totaled, 39.64 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through April of this year. That is equal to $23.13 billion of the $58.36 billion total