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

Exports: Insulated wire, cable

Insulated wire, cable, the No. 25 export by value totaled $767.57 million for the month of December, $10.34 billion through December of 2018, and $9.9 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
1Mexico$3.91 B
2Canada$2.48 B
3China$425.25 M
4United Kingdom$343.09 M
5Germany$269.9 M
6France$233.84 M
7The Netherlands$219.83 M
8Singapore$164.79 M
9Hong Kong$159.04 M
10Japan$154.23 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $10.34 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,117,455,458
2Port Laredo $1,028,735,938
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $949,784,268
4Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $442,113,500
5Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $418,831,052
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $359,077,580
7Los Angeles International Airport $357,416,505
8Pharr International Bridge in Texas $333,061,627
9Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $328,452,329
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $282,751,901

U.S. exports of Insulated wire, cable increased 4.43 percent through December to $10.34 billion

U.S. exports of Insulated wire, cable increased 4.43 percent from $9.9 billion to $10.34 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 25 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 23 for the last full year with a total value of $9.9 billion, a $481.61 million, 5.11 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $3,909,324,009
2Canada $2,478,585,858
3China $425,254,728
4United Kingdom $343,094,890
5Germany $269,899,675
6France $233,842,602
7The Netherlands $219,828,534
8Singapore $164,786,819
9Hong Kong $159,035,709
10Japan $154,228,642

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $707,793,404
2EL PASO, TX $687,291,086
3DETROIT, MI $620,808,256
4LOS ANGELES, CA $279,958,860
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $229,589,096
6CLEVELAND, OH $229,242,788
7MIAMI, FL $183,545,376
8NOGALES, AZ $174,949,472
9HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $165,503,982
10SAN DIEGO, CA $163,450,520

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 0.66 percent compared to last year to $1.12 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 12.34 percent compared to last year to $1.03 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 4.38 percent compared to last year to $949.78 million.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. rose 90.93 percent compared to last year to $442.11 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 21.26 percent compared to last year to $418.83 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 Mexico increased $369.11 million, 10.43 percent, (37.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $113.24 million, 4.79 percent, (23.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $26.41 million, 5.85 percent, (4.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $25.01 million, 7.86 percent, (3.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $14.52 million, 5.68 percent, (2.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.82 percent of all these Insulated wire, cable exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $7.43 billion of the $10.34 billion total.

All totaled, 38.27 percent of all these Insulated wire, cable exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $3.96 billion of the $10.34 billion total