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

Imports: Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts

Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts, the No. 136 import by value totaled $258.75 million for the month of December, $3.27 billion through December of 2018, and $2.97 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Japan$763.24 M
2China$666.66 M
3Germany$327.06 M
4Canada$219.82 M
5South Korea$180.31 M
6Mexico$175.53 M
7India$162.74 M
8France$109.62 M
9Romania$93.16 M
10Italy$79.42 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.27 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $645,369,175
2Port of Charleston $592,632,403
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $258,563,167
4Port of Long Beach $190,624,170
5Port of Newark $186,853,942
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $177,716,616
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $134,621,632
8Port Laredo $113,336,053
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $87,656,470
10Port of Virginia $78,303,367

U.S. imports of Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts increased 10.05 percent through December to $3.27 billion

U.S. imports of Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts increased 10.05 percent from $2.97 billion to $3.27 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 136 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 135 for the last full year with a total value of $2.97 billion, a $275.22 million, 10.20 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $763,242,140
2China $666,664,663
3Germany $327,060,935
4Canada $219,820,380
5South Korea $180,310,065
6Mexico $175,526,460
7India $162,744,160
8France $109,623,923
9Romania $93,155,901
10Italy $79,419,059

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $126,180,305
2Chicago $105,131,758
3Atlanta/Savannah $84,777,982
4Los Angeles $83,137,640
5Cleveland $64,631,113
6Charleston $63,423,302
7Detroit $62,861,429
8Laredo $50,431,186
9New York City $30,482,776
10Buffalo $16,698,203

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 6.54 percent compared to last year to $645.37 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 15.26 percent compared to last year to $592.63 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 1.45 percent compared to last year to $258.56 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 21.45 percent compared to last year to $190.62 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 9.76 percent compared to last year to $186.85 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. imports from No. 1 Japan increased $56.12 million, 7.94 percent, (23.32 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $38.49 million, 6.13 percent, (20.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $44.35 million, 15.69 percent, (9.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $17.95 million, 8.89 percent, (6.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $41.77 million, 30.15 percent, (5.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.91 percent of all these Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.16 billion of the $3.27 billion total.

All totaled, 57.26 percent of all these Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.87 billion of the $3.27 billion total