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

Imports: Motor vehicles for transporting people

Motor vehicles for transporting people, the No. 1 import by value totaled $15.63 billion for the month of November, $158.64 billion through November of 2018, and $177.15 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
1Japan$36.36 B
2Canada$35.25 B
3Mexico$31.55 B
4Germany$16.87 B
5South Korea$12.44 B
6United Kingdom$8.71 B
7Italy$4.17 B
8Slovakia$2.43 B
9Sweden$1.83 B
10Finland$1.65 B
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January – November 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $158.64 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $19,207,960,868
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $12,985,645,974
3Port Laredo $12,629,997,795
4Port of Newark $11,267,056,577
5Port of Los Angeles $10,763,835,622
6Port of Brunswick, Ga. $10,745,138,827
7Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $9,457,402,812
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $9,007,486,824
9Port Hueneme, Calif. $6,930,008,630
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $6,490,233,626

U.S. imports of Motor vehicles for transporting people decreased 1.03 percent through November to $158.64 billion

U.S. imports of Motor vehicles for transporting people decreased 1.03 percent from $160.29 billion to $158.64 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 1 through November 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 $177.01 billion, a $5.78 billion, 3.38 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through November of this year the leading 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 Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, 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 of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – November 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $36,362,132,948
2Canada $35,246,899,568
3Mexico $31,545,381,927
4Germany $16,869,871,077
5South Korea $12,437,728,148
6United Kingdom $8,709,718,251
7Italy $4,168,935,924
8Slovakia $2,431,844,282
9Sweden $1,833,497,021
10Finland $1,647,398,019

January – November 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $5,517,207,895
2Los Angeles $3,007,720,952
3Laredo $2,883,087,454
4New York City $2,203,098,925
5Baltimore $2,085,737,646
6Atlanta/Savannah $1,610,914,967
7Jacksonville/Tampa $1,602,225,989
8San Francisco $1,287,039,603
9Portland/Columbia-Snake River $1,256,826,538
10Buffalo $1,187,552,870

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 8.36 percent compared to last year to $19.21 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 0.64 percent compared to last year to $12.99 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 21.77 percent compared to last year to $12.63 billion.
  • Port of Newark fell 3.32 percent compared to last year to $11.27 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.94 percent compared to last year to $10.76 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 increased $393.81 million, 1.09 percent, (22.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $4.85 billion, 12.1 percent, (22.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $4.02 billion, 14.59 percent, (19.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $1.57 billion, 8.5 percent, (10.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $1.97 billion, 13.68 percent, (7.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.5 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $132.46 billion of the $158.64 billion total.

All totaled, 42.14 percent of all these Motor vehicles for transporting people imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $66.85 billion of the $158.64 billion total