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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2019.

Exports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 8 export by value totaled $2.39 billion for the month of May, $12.46 billion through May of 2019, and $32.42 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

RankCountryYTD
1Hong Kong$1.96 B
2Mexico$1.56 B
3Canada$1.29 B
4The Netherlands$765.12 M
5United Arab Emirates$563.43 M
6Paraguay$463.02 M
7China$382.72 M
8United Kingdom$334.1 M
9Japan$332.94 M
10Germany$317.45 M
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U.S. exports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 5.70 percent through May to $12.46 billion

U.S. exports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 5.70 percent from $13.22 billion to $12.46 billion through the first five months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 8 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 8 for the last full year with a total value of $32.42 billion, a $1.58 billion, 4.65 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through May of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – May 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Hong Kong $1,962,102,340
2Mexico $1,559,803,950
3Canada $1,294,113,076
4The Netherlands $765,121,437
5United Arab Emirates $563,430,107
6Paraguay $463,016,574
7China $382,716,037
8United Kingdom $334,096,151
9Japan $332,935,868
10Germany $317,448,753

January – May 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $1,665,567,602
2New Orleans $1,177,645,264
3Detroit $877,040,757
4Laredo $802,580,792
5Anchorage $739,591,136
6New York City $725,500,640
7Chicago $688,492,015
8Los Angeles $680,419,435
9Dallas $637,677,391
10San Francisco $589,774,299

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Miami International Airport fell 9.69 percent compared to last year to $1.64 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 25.3 percent compared to last year to $1.56 billion.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 9.99 percent compared to last year to $914.41 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 9.68 percent compared to last year to $801.67 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 14.39 percent compared to last year to $799.62 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 Hong Kong increased $246.49 million, 14.37 percent, (15.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $207.72 million, 11.75 percent, (12.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $364.68 million, 21.98 percent, (10.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $100.1 million, 11.57 percent, (6.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates decreased $199.77 million, 26.18 percent, (4.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 49.3 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $6.14 billion of the $12.46 billion total.

All totaled, 45.85 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $5.71 billion of the $12.46 billion total