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

Exports: Wires, ropes, stranded

Wires, ropes, stranded, the No. 496 export by value totaled $21.19 million for the month of December, $304.26 million through December of 2018, and $268.01 million 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
1Canada$108.34 M
2Mexico$59.01 M
3China$15.8 M
4Brazil$8.05 M
5United Kingdom$7.53 M
6Costa Rica$6.38 M
7Colombia$6 M
8Peru$5.51 M
9Chile$4.98 M
10South Africa$4.48 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $304.26 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $29,987,428
2Port Laredo $26,531,403
3Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $15,909,421
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,961,642
5Brownsville International Bridges $12,849,070
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $11,104,511
7Port of Houston $10,417,177
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $10,033,930
9Port Miami $9,111,790
10Port of New York $8,961,235

U.S. exports of Wires, ropes, stranded increased 13.53 percent through December to $304.26 million

U.S. exports of Wires, ropes, stranded increased 13.53 percent from $268.01 million to $304.26 million 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 496 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 507 for the last full year with a total value of $268.01 million, a $5.86 million, 2.24 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Costa Rica. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $108,343,589
2Mexico $59,012,571
3China $15,801,776
4Brazil $8,051,757
5United Kingdom $7,534,904
6Costa Rica $6,379,747
7Colombia $5,996,270
8Peru $5,514,351
9Chile $4,977,869
10South Africa $4,476,214

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $19,739,876
2LAREDO, TX $17,987,234
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $9,975,618
4MIAMI, FL $9,877,864
5PEMBINA, ND $9,439,584
6HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $7,143,918
7LOS ANGELES, CA $6,010,688
8BUFFALO, NY $5,903,890
9SEATTLE, WA $4,785,132
10LOW VALUE $4,517,860

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 28.28 percent compared to last year to $29.99 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 3.23 percent compared to last year to $26.53 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 68.96 percent compared to last year to $15.91 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 16.68 percent compared to last year to $12.96 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 22.86 percent compared to last year to $12.85 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 increased $9.91 million, 10.07 percent, (35.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $4.32 million, 7.91 percent, (19.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $4.22 million, 36.49 percent, (5.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil increased $1.94 million, 31.71 percent, (2.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $1.2 million, 19.03 percent, (2.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.32 percent of all these Wires, ropes, stranded exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $198.74 million of the $304.26 million total.

All totaled, 32.29 percent of all these Wires, ropes, stranded exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $98.24 million of the $304.26 million total