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

Imports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 3 import by value totaled $9.83 billion for the month of October, $87.14 billion through October of 2018, and $111.99 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
1China$54.04 B
2Mexico$9.32 B
3Vietnam$5.54 B
4South Korea$4.36 B
5Malaysia$3.43 B
6Thailand$2.71 B
7Taiwan$1.74 B
8Canada$793.74 M
9Japan$662.85 M
10Singapore$428.41 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $87.14 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $23,096,969,313
2Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $12,677,413,714
3Port Laredo $7,584,140,542
4Los Angeles International Airport $6,186,657,227
5Port of Los Angeles $5,056,756,299
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,234,535,200
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $3,870,477,576
8Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $3,263,754,117
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $2,568,785,006
10Port of New Orleans $2,457,904,255

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment increased 2.85 percent through October to $87.14 billion

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment increased 2.85 percent from $84.73 billion to $87.14 billion through the first 10 months of 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 3 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 3 for the last full year with a total value of $105.95 billion, a $4.39 billion, 4.33 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $54,036,553,240
2Mexico $9,320,069,940
3Vietnam $5,537,679,087
4South Korea $4,356,279,665
5Malaysia $3,433,434,148
6Thailand $2,710,169,321
7Taiwan $1,735,517,739
8Canada $793,738,611
9Japan $662,854,194
10Singapore $428,411,881

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $4,038,657,120
2Dallas $2,312,171,356
3New Orleans $1,737,836,137
4Los Angeles $1,618,923,859
5Laredo $1,549,050,564
6Philadelphia $778,138,573
7El Paso $733,881,963
8San Francisco $541,674,942
9Cleveland $534,809,828
10New York City $490,214,234

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 7.14 percent compared to last year to $23.1 billion.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 4.62 percent compared to last year to $12.68 billion.
  • Port Laredo fell 4.28 percent compared to last year to $7.58 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 48.92 percent compared to last year to $6.19 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 24.59 percent compared to last year to $5.06 billion.

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 China increased $4.23 billion, 7.9 percent, (66.37 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $157.14 million, 1.71 percent, (10.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $997.64 million, 21.97 percent, (6.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $542.81 million, 11.08 percent, (5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia decreased $1.17 billion, 25.4 percent, (3.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $76.68 billion of the $87.14 billion total.

All totaled, 62.66 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $54.6 billion of the $87.14 billion total