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

Exports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 8 export by value totaled $2.91 billion for the month of December, $32.42 billion through December of 2018, and $34.01 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Hong Kong$4.58 B
2Mexico$4.36 B
3Canada$4.22 B
4The Netherlands$1.98 B
5United Arab Emirates$1.57 B
6China$1.07 B
7Paraguay$1.06 B
8United Kingdom$866.18 M
9Japan$811.18 M
10Singapore$808.91 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $32.42 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $4,230,298,851
2Port of New Orleans $3,071,504,270
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,365,664,574
4Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $2,160,247,921
5Port Laredo $2,043,410,225
6Los Angeles International Airport $1,899,590,444
7Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $1,896,172,094
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,740,449,256
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,712,454,082
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,684,526,501

U.S. exports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 4.65 percent through December to $32.42 billion

U.S. exports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 4.65 percent from $34.01 billion to $32.42 billion in 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 8 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 7 for the last full year with a total value of $34.01 billion, a $166.22 million, 0.49 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $4,581,747,265
2Mexico $4,364,947,280
3Canada $4,219,847,440
4The Netherlands $1,983,544,669
5United Arab Emirates $1,568,477,063
6China $1,066,500,581
7Paraguay $1,063,665,668
8United Kingdom $866,177,180
9Japan $811,178,785
10Singapore $808,914,415

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1MIAMI, FL $2,504,098,834
2NEW ORLEANS, LA $1,734,113,236
3LAREDO, TX $1,203,940,060
4DETROIT, MI $1,186,482,400
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $1,158,625,894
6LOS ANGELES, CA $1,047,017,972
7ANCHORAGE, AK $1,025,696,306
8CHICAGO, IL $978,234,680
9DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $937,580,400
10SAN FRANCISCO, CA $875,508,998

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Miami International Airport fell 8.74 percent compared to last year to $4.23 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.38 percent compared to last year to $3.07 billion.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 1.39 percent compared to last year to $2.37 billion.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 4.28 percent compared to last year to $2.16 billion.
  • Port Laredo fell 7.61 percent compared to last year to $2.04 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. exports to No. 1 Hong Kong increased $243.78 million, 5.62 percent, (14.13 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $169.64 million, 4.04 percent, (13.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $172.81 million, 4.27 percent, (13.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $135.57 million, 6.4 percent, (6.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates decreased $180.9 million, 10.34 percent, (4.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 51.56 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $16.72 billion of the $32.42 billion total.

All totaled, 42.78 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $13.87 billion of the $32.42 billion total