Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts

Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts, the No. 698 export by value totaled $9.02 million for the month of December, $119.34 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1China$30.19 M
2Canada$21.69 M
3Mexico$18.61 M
4Japan$6.5 M
5South Korea$6.06 M
6Thailand$6.03 M
7Germany$5.39 M
8Hong Kong$4.67 M
9United Kingdom$3.59 M
10Brazil$1.27 M
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U.S. exports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts decreased 1.78 percent through December 2019 to $119.34 million

U.S. exports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts decreased 1.78 percent from $121.5 million to $119.34 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 698 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 696 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan 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 Port of New York 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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $30,191,415
2Canada $21,694,658
3Mexico $18,608,412
4Japan $6,496,671
5South Korea $6,058,902
6Thailand $6,033,463
7Germany $5,391,581
8Hong Kong $4,665,689
9United Kingdom $3,591,513
10Brazil $1,272,634

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 5.41 percent compared to last year to $28.77 million.
  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. fell 36.84 percent compared to last year to $16.57 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 84.99 percent compared to last year to $15.67 million.
  • Port of New York rose 75.6 percent compared to last year to $14.09 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 25.98 percent compared to last year to $7.54 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 $3.69 million, 10.89 percent, (25.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $2.66 million, 13.96 percent, (18.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $7.5 million, 67.45 percent, (15.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $1.47 million, 18.47 percent, (5.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $6.1 million, 50.19 percent, (5.08 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.59 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $83.05 million of the $119.34 million total.

All totaled, 69.25 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $82.65 million of the $119.34 million total