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

Exports: Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts

Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts, the No. 696 export by value totaled $8.24 million for the month of December, $121.5 million through December of 2018, and $98.61 million 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
1China$33.88 M
2Canada$19.04 M
3South Korea$12.16 M
4Mexico$11.11 M
5Japan$7.97 M
6Thailand$6.23 M
7Hong Kong$5.25 M
8United Kingdom$3.44 M
9Germany$3.29 M
10The Netherlands$3.07 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $121.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $30,416,344
2Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $26,237,074
3Port of Los Angeles $9,446,322
4Port Laredo $8,470,857
5Port of New York $8,024,813
6Port of Long Beach $5,987,844
7Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $4,742,554
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,891,099
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,031,495
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,977,778

U.S. exports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts increased 23.21 percent through December to $121.5 million

U.S. exports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts increased 23.21 percent from $98.61 million to $121.5 million 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 696 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 737 for the last full year with a total value of $98.61 million, a $26 million, 20.86 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $33,882,878
2Canada $19,037,384
3South Korea $12,163,877
4Mexico $11,113,114
5Japan $7,968,098
6Thailand $6,231,238
7Hong Kong $5,248,561
8United Kingdom $3,444,967
9Germany $3,293,572
10The Netherlands $3,069,199

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $13,956,468
2BUFFALO, NY $10,937,886
3WASHINGTON, DC $10,346,302
4NEW YORK CITY, NY $5,365,092
5LAREDO, TX $4,138,590
6CLEVELAND, OH $3,737,380
7CHICAGO, IL $1,765,366
8DETROIT, MI $1,452,262
9DULUTH, MN $1,445,728
10LOW VALUE $1,426,664

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 131.64 percent compared to last year to $30.42 million.
  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 0.05 percent compared to last year to $26.24 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 51.82 percent compared to last year to $9.45 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 18.53 percent compared to last year to $8.47 million.
  • Port of New York rose 9.37 percent compared to last year to $8.02 million.

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 China increased $7.33 million, 27.6 percent, (27.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $145,167, 0.77 percent, (15.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $7.68 million, 171.26 percent, (10.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $2.16 million, 24.16 percent, (9.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $2.55 million, 47.16 percent, (6.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.27 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $84.17 million of the $121.5 million total.

All totaled, 67.98 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $82.6 million of the $121.5 million total