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Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich.

Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich.’s trade totaled $13.04 billion for the month of August, $99.22 billion through August of 2019, and $149.43 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 Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Canada$89.15 B
2China$2.38 B
3Germany$1.57 B
4South Korea$1.2 B
5Denmark$1.11 B
6Italy$652.64 M
7Japan$439.58 M
8Spain$346.91 M
9Mexico$258.07 M
10France$206.53 M

Overall Rank

Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich.’s trade decreases 2.77 percent through August

Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich.’s trade with the world fell 2.77 percent, from $102.04 billion to $99.22 billion through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

During the same time period, the nation’s total trade was $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. ranked No. 7 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2019.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through August Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Denmark. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, Germany, Denmark and South Korea, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 3.19 percent to $89.15 billion.
    Exports fell 0.64 percent to $51.65 billion. Imports fell 6.5 percent to $37.5 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 7.15 percent to $2.38 billion.
    Exports rose 33.1 percent to $16.76 million. Imports fell 7.35 percent to $2.36 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany rose 10.4 percent to $1.57 billion.
    Exports fell 23.85 percent to $208.01 million. Imports rose 18.53 percent to $1.37 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 South Korea rose 2.72 percent to $1.2 billion.
    Exports fell 40.3 percent to $10.58 million. Imports rose 3.38 percent to $1.19 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Denmark fell 15.64 percent to $1.11 billion.
    Exports fell 49.37 percent to $2.35 million. Imports fell 15.52 percent to $1.1 billion.

Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 96.16 percent of its trade with the world.

Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. had trade surpluses with 31 countries and deficits with 118 through August. That compares with 29 surpluses and 123 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Canada, $14.14 billion; Spain, $206.77 million; and Belgium, $122.25 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with China, $2.34 billion; South Korea, $1.18 billion; and Germany, $1.16 billion.

Through August its top exports were Motor vehicle parts; Commercial vehicles; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Motor vehicle engines; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 41.82 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Motor vehicle parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Value added to a returned import; and Motor vehicle engines, accounting for 47.06 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich.’s exports:

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 9.58 percent compared to last year to $6.85 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 28.54 percent compared to last year to $6.01 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 7.73 percent compared to last year to $5.15 billion.
  • Motor vehicle engines fell 4.13 percent compared to last year to $2.12 billion.
  • Computers rose 6.67 percent compared to last year to $2 billion.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 16.6 percent compared to last year to $11.76 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 1.3 percent compared to last year to $5.58 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 3.67 percent compared to last year to $2.17 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 30.53 percent compared to last year to $1.19 billion.
  • Motor vehicle engines fell 3.63 percent compared to last year to $1.1 billion.

Last year Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. posted total trade with the world of $149.43 billion. The Port’s surplus was $6.91 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, China, Germany, South Korea and Denmark. Exports totaled $78.17 billion and imports came to $71.26 billion.