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Table TE.1  Transportation equipment: U.S. exports and general imports, by selected trading partners, 2012–16

 
Million $
 
           
Absolute change,
Percent change,
Item 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2015-16 2015-16
U.S. exports of domestic merchandise:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Mexico
31,126
33,690
35,399
36,631
34,052
-2,579
-7.0
    Canada
68,185
68,930
69,907
66,520
65,427
-1,093
-1.6
    Japan
11,462
10,048
9,893
9,818
10,445
627
6.4
    Germany
13,506
12,588
13,389
14,047
13,664
-383
-2.7
    China
17,523
25,047
28,934
28,016
26,898
-1,117
-4.0
    South Korea
5,579
6,218
5,919
7,556
8,123
567
7.5
    United Kingdom
9,569
10,915
12,077
12,898
13,944
1,046
8.1
    France
8,261
8,495
8,416
9,301
10,299
998
10.7
    Italy
2,275
2,373
2,822
3,134
2,261
-872
-27.8
    Brazil
8,956
8,145
6,984
6,017
5,170
-847
-14.1
    All other
109,623
106,621
112,304
104,047
98,119
-5,929
-5.7
        Total domestic exports
286,065
293,069
306,042
297,985
288,403
-9,582
-3.2
Re-exports
27,331
29,083
30,453
29,301
30,976
1,675
5.7
Total U.S. exports (domestic and re-exports)
313,396
322,152
336,495
327,286
319,379
-7,907
-2.4
U.S. general imports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Mexico
77,861
85,152
96,660
104,406
105,200
794
0.8
    Canada
73,441
71,548
74,538
73,888
73,607
-281
-0.4
    Japan
70,143
67,916
65,209
66,103
68,656
2,553
3.9
    Germany
40,291
43,414
46,180
47,953
39,973
-7,981
-16.6
    China
17,045
18,053
21,560
23,929
24,255
326
1.4
    South Korea
18,804
20,868
23,960
27,015
25,330
-1,685
-6.2
    United Kingdom
12,772
12,988
14,105
14,827
15,430
604
4.1
    France
11,549
13,205
13,891
13,906
12,614
-1,292
-9.3
    Italy
5,785
6,539
7,896
9,111
8,706
-406
-4.5
    Brazil
3,419
3,367
4,254
4,781
5,063
282
5.9
    All other
32,205
32,476
35,771
40,287
39,521
-766
-1.9
        Total general imports
363,317
375,526
404,024
426,207
418,355
-7,852
-1.8

Source: Compiled from official statistics of the U.S. Department of Commerce. These reflect all official revisions of previously published data up to June 2016 (accessed March 27, 2017).

Note: Import values are based on customs value; export values are based on free along ship value, U.S. port of export. Calculations based on unrounded data. The countries shown are those with the largest total U.S. trade (U.S. general imports plus U.S. domestic exports) in these products in the current year.

 

Table TE.2 Transportation equipment: Leading changes in U.S. exports and imports, 2012–16

 
Million $
 
           
Absolute change,
Percent change,
USITC code and industry/commodity group 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2015-16 2015-16
U.S. domestic exports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Increases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        TE013        Aircraft, spacecraft, and related equipment
95,360
104,378
113,754
118,915
120,228
1,313
1.1
        TE007        Ignition, starting, lighting, and other electrical equipment
3,036
3,131
3,291
3,350
3,525
175
5.2
        TE006        Primary cells and batteries and electric storage batteries
3,061
3,517
3,739
3,926
3,975
49
1.3
        TE011A     Motorcycles and mopeds
1,529
1,643
1,700
1,577
1,597
20
1.2
    Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        TE004        Construction and mining equipment
30,006
23,789
20,362
15,392
10,321
-5,071
-32.9
        TE010        Certain motor-vehicle parts
37,874
38,247
38,736
40,318
39,041
-1,277
-3.2
        TE002        Internal combustion piston engines, other than for aircraft
18,942
18,863
20,226
18,039
16,867
-1,172
-6.5
        TE009        Motor vehicles
65,750
69,845
73,703
67,386
66,581
-805
-1.2
        TE008        Rail locomotive and rolling stock
3,661
3,643
3,811
3,870
3,207
-663
-17.1
        TE001        Aircraft engines and gas turbines
10,060
9,461
9,903
10,124
9,623
-501
-4.9
        TE003        Forklift trucks and similar industrial vehicles
3,060
3,065
2,992
2,891
2,468
-422
-14.6
        TE014        Ships, tugs, pleasure boats, and similar vessels
3,392
2,594
3,191
2,576
2,211
-365
-14.2
        TE012        Trailers, semi-trailers, and parts
3,495
3,822
3,709
3,140
2,855
-284
-9.1
        TE011        Powersport vehicles
3,249
3,241
3,329
2,852
2,616
-237
-8.3
        TE015        Motors and engines, except internal combustion, aircraft, or electric
2,423
2,816
2,523
2,510
2,335
-175
-7.0
        TE005        Ball and rollers bearings
2,696
2,657
2,773
2,697
2,549
-148
-5.5
U.S. general imports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Increases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        TE009        Motor vehicles
168,194
176,789
183,158
197,769
200,790
3,021
1.5
        TE006        Primary cells and batteries and electric storage batteries
4,665
5,113
5,511
5,588
6,166
578
10.3
        TE007        Ignition, starting, lighting, and other electrical equipment
7,369
7,912
8,839
9,323
9,534
211
2.3
    Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        TE013        Aircraft, spacecraft, and related equipment
24,134
29,398
34,264
35,067
30,667
-4,400
-12.5
        TE004        Construction and mining equipment
16,430
13,703
15,402
14,864
12,671
-2,192
-14.8
        TE002        Internal combustion piston engines, other than for aircraft
28,012
26,952
30,234
30,036
28,178
-1,858
-6.2
        TE014        Ships, tugs, pleasure boats, and similar vessels
1,951
1,913
1,561
2,785
2,083
-702
-25.2
        TE008        Rail locomotive and rolling stock
1,965
1,603
2,025
2,197
1,537
-660
-30.1
        TE001        Aircraft engines and gas turbines
19,759
20,318
21,676
22,304
21,837
-467
-2.1
        TE005        Ball and rollers bearings
4,053
3,811
4,148
4,013
3,627
-386
-9.6
        TE011        Powersport vehicles
3,805
3,803
4,138
4,583
4,333
-249
-5.4
        TE010        Certain motor-vehicle parts
73,333
75,216
82,850
86,917
86,687
-230
-0.3
        TE015        Motors and engines, except internal combustion, aircraft, or electric
4,528
3,721
4,423
4,404
4,225
-179
-4.1
        TE012        Trailers, semi-trailers, and parts
2,097
2,139
2,588
3,073
2,894
-178
-5.8
        TE003        Forklift trucks and similar industrial vehicles
3,022
3,136
3,207
3,285
3,125
-160
-4.9
        TE011A     Motorcycles and mopeds
2,870
2,829
2,757
2,789
2,662
-127
-4.5

Source: Compiled from official statistics of the U.S. Department of Commerce. These reflect all official revisions of previously published data up to June 2016 (accessed March 27, 2017).

Note: Import values are based on customs value; export values are based on free along ship value, U.S. port of export. Calculations based on unrounded data.