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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through July 2019.

Exports: Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts

Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts, the No. 711 export by value totaled $8.3 million for the month of July, $64.49 million through July of 2019, and $121.5 million 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1China$14.91 M
2Canada$12.15 M
3Mexico$9.44 M
4Thailand$3.72 M
5South Korea$3.63 M
6Japan$3.4 M
7Hong Kong$3.22 M
8Germany$2.61 M
9United Kingdom$1.93 M
10Costa Rica$619,493
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $64.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $15,495,634
2Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $8,572,553
3Port Laredo $8,037,217
4Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $5,962,443
5Port of Long Beach $5,332,622
6Port of New York $5,260,885
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,720,189
8Port of Los Angeles $1,170,221
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,105,948
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,038,573

U.S. exports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts decreased 16.61 percent through July to $64.49 million

U.S. exports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts decreased 16.61 percent from $77.34 million to $64.49 million through the first seven months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 711 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 680 for the last full year with a total value of $121.5 million, a $22.89 million, 23.21 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $14,910,525
2Canada $12,150,575
3Mexico $9,444,947
4Thailand $3,716,669
5South Korea $3,634,844
6Japan $3,396,563
7Hong Kong $3,217,206
8Germany $2,607,975
9United Kingdom $1,932,719
10Costa Rica $619,493

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $7,994,525
2Washington, D.C. $7,562,541
3Buffalo $7,069,972
4New York City $4,066,820
5Laredo $2,839,001
6Cleveland $1,945,778
7Chicago $1,285,637
8Detroit $1,012,395
9Low Value Shipments $971,017
10Duluth, Minn. $878,643

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 26.72 percent compared to last year to $15.5 million.
  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. fell 43.66 percent compared to last year to $8.57 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 76.58 percent compared to last year to $8.04 million.
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 53.62 percent compared to last year to $5.96 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 105.6 percent compared to last year to $5.33 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 decreased $8.48 million, 36.26 percent, (23.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $1.99 million, 19.64 percent, (18.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $3.5 million, 58.83 percent, (14.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Thailand decreased $344,856, 8.49 percent, (5.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $6.45 million, 63.94 percent, (5.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $43.86 million of the $64.49 million total.

All totaled, 67.29 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $43.4 million of the $64.49 million total