U.S. imports of Landline, cellular phone equipment increased 11 percent through February to $15.06 billion

U.S. imports of Landline, cellular phone equipment increased 11 percent from $13.61 billion to $15.06 billion through the first two months of 2017 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked No. 3 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 2 for the last full year, with a total value of $103.97 billion, a $2.48 billion, 2 percent increase over the 2015 total.

Through February of this year, the top five sources of U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Vietnam. The top five Customs districts from which the imports entered the U.S. through February were No. 1 Chicago, No. 2 Dallas, No. 3 Laredo, No. 4 Los Angeles and No. 5 San Francisco.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Landline, cellular phone equipment were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Malaysia. In the same time period, the top five Customs districts for imports were No. 1 Chicago, No. 2 Dallas, No. 3 Laredo, No. 4 Los Angeles and No. 5 New Orleans.

January – February 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $9,162,658,478
2 Mexico $1,712,422,727
3 Malaysia $978,896,389
4 South Korea $724,272,237
5 Vietnam $720,645,702
6 Thailand $483,426,043
7 Taiwan $362,188,413
8 Canada $109,959,535
9 Japan $101,362,104
10 Poland $79,863,433

January – February 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 Chicago $4,002,154,372
2 Dallas $2,620,468,758
3 Laredo $1,470,796,493
4 Los Angeles $1,146,887,333
5 San Francisco $909,942,652
6 New Orleans $889,686,488
7 New York City $800,799,871
8 El Paso $773,480,184
9 Cleveland $577,007,454
10 Miami $476,197,121

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China increased $1.69 billion, 22.54 percent. Of the total, 60.85 percent arrived from China.
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $144.27 million, 7.77 percent. Of the total, 11.37 percent arrived from Mexico.
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Malaysia increased $339.34 million, 53.06 percent. Of the total, 6.5 percent arrived from Malaysia.
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $336.2 million, 31.7 percent. Of the total, 4.81 percent arrived from South Korea.
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam decreased $136.7 million, 15.94 percent. Of the total, 4.79 percent arrived from Vietnam.

All totaled, 88 percent of all these Landline, cellular phone equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $13.3 billion of the $15.06 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US imports to No. 1 Chicago increased $463.46 million, 13.1 percent. Of the total, 26.58 percent shipped to Chicago.
  • US imports to No. 2 Dallas increased $62.8 million, 2.46 percent. Of the total, 17.4 percent shipped to Dallas.
  • US imports to No. 3 Laredo increased $58.91 million, 4.17 percent. Of the total, 9.77 percent shipped to Laredo.
  • US imports to No. 4 Los Angeles increased $147.15 million, 14.72 percent. Of the total, 7.62 percent shipped to Los Angeles.
  • US imports to No. 5 San Francisco increased $323.73 million, 55.22 percent. Of the total, 6.04 percent shipped to San Francisco.

All totaled 67 percent of all these Landline, cellular phone equipment imports to the United States entered at the top five Customs districts through February of this year. That is equal to $10.15 billion of the $15.06 billion total.