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

Exports: Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks

Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, the No. 21 export by value totaled $959.69 million for the month of December, $12.44 billion through December of 2018, and $11.61 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$2.56 B
2Canada$2.53 B
3China$1.09 B
4Germany$690.48 M
5United Kingdom$566.03 M
6Singapore$367.53 M
7South Korea$342.11 M
8Japan$315.35 M
9Brazil$292.42 M
10France$231.68 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.44 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $1,480,985,137
2Port of Houston $750,266,726
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $702,108,746
4Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $668,898,912
5Port of New Orleans $606,728,777
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $578,919,707
7Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $499,696,153
8Los Angeles International Airport $442,489,369
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $431,373,736
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $415,263,705

U.S. exports of Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks increased 7.13 percent through December to $12.44 billion

U.S. exports of Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks increased 7.13 percent from $11.61 billion to $12.44 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 21 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 20 for the last full year with a total value of $11.61 billion, a $549.93 million, 4.97 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 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.

In the last previous full year, 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 Port of Houston, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,560,098,502
2Canada $2,529,909,085
3China $1,091,020,879
4Germany $690,475,096
5United Kingdom $566,032,085
6Singapore $367,531,805
7South Korea $342,107,519
8Japan $315,350,828
9Brazil $292,416,270
10France $231,676,937

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $827,620,308
2HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $522,506,236
3DETROIT, MI $484,530,178
4LOS ANGELES, CA $461,178,380
5CLEVELAND, OH $343,110,754
6NEW YORK CITY, NY $338,175,646
7CHICAGO, IL $317,457,668
8NEW ORLEANS, LA $300,572,522
9MIAMI, FL $274,426,710
10EL PASO, TX $209,306,602

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 17.54 percent compared to last year to $1.48 billion.
  • Port of Houston fell 6.54 percent compared to last year to $750.27 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 13.47 percent compared to last year to $702.11 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 27.95 percent compared to last year to $668.9 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 21.88 percent compared to last year to $606.73 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 $259.37 million, 11.27 percent, (20.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $209.48 million, 9.03 percent, (20.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $166.35 million, 17.99 percent, (8.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $58.06 million, 9.18 percent, (5.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $74.93 million, 15.26 percent, (4.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.78 percent of all these Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $7.44 billion of the $12.44 billion total.

All totaled, 33.83 percent of all these Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $4.21 billion of the $12.44 billion total