Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks

Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, the No. 20 export by value totaled $932.1 million for the month of December, $12.11 billion in 2019, and $12.44 billion 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
1Canada$2.49 B
2Mexico$2.39 B
3China$846.35 M
4Germany$624.71 M
5United Kingdom$579.47 M
6Singapore$406.4 M
7Brazil$321.07 M
8Japan$317.11 M
9South Korea$264.25 M
10France$240.63 M
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U.S. exports of Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks decreased 2.65 percent through December 2019 to $12.11 billion

U.S. exports of Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks decreased 2.65 percent from $12.44 billion to $12.11 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 20 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 21 for the last full year with a total value of $12.44 billion, a $827.66 million, 7.13 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,490,977,451
2Mexico $2,389,076,287
3China $846,351,581
4Germany $624,709,562
5United Kingdom $579,471,917
6Singapore $406,396,418
7Brazil $321,074,236
8Japan $317,111,549
9South Korea $264,247,473
10France $240,634,622

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $560,486,931
2Houston $352,470,355
3Detroit $322,702,377
4Los Angeles $310,228,841
5Cleveland $238,795,080
6New York City $232,774,426
7New Orleans $210,503,541
8Chicago $209,337,823
9Miami $188,543,925
10El Paso $144,580,103

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 11.91 percent compared to last year to $1.3 billion.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 11.58 percent compared to last year to $746.33 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 19.87 percent compared to last year to $727.28 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 17.84 percent compared to last year to $616.4 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 13.81 percent compared to last year to $605.11 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 Canada decreased $38.93 million, 1.54 percent, (20.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $171.02 million, 6.68 percent, (19.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $244.67 million, 22.43 percent, (6.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $65.77 million, 9.52 percent, (5.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $13.44 million, 2.37 percent, (4.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.22 percent of all these Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $6.93 billion of the $12.11 billion total.

All totaled, 33.02 percent of all these Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $4 billion of the $12.11 billion total