Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2020.

Imports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 5 import by value totaled $6.04 billion for the month of March, $18.36 billion through March of 2020, and $96.65 billion for all of 2019, 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$9.2 B
2Vietnam$2.87 B
3Mexico$1.96 B
4Taiwan$931.35 M
5Malaysia$604.91 M
6Thailand$553.44 M
7South Korea$457.37 M
8Canada$213.64 M
9India$207.99 M
10Czech Republic$156.57 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $18.36 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,382,274,409
2Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $2,492,917,017
3Los Angeles International Airport $1,686,020,242
4Port Laredo $1,276,981,689
5Port of Los Angeles $1,105,492,294
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,071,488,389
7Port of New Orleans $611,101,508
8Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $579,719,993
9Miami Int’l Airport $542,582,452
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $409,010,374

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 20.96 percent through March to $18.36 billion

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 20.96 percent from $23.23 billion to $18.36 billion through the first three months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 5 through March 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 $96.65 billion, a $7.24 billion, 6.97 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Taiwan 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 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $9,202,509,887
2Vietnam $2,867,351,903
3Mexico $1,964,348,834
4Taiwan $931,349,555
5Malaysia $604,911,506
6Thailand $553,440,107
7South Korea $457,366,496
8Canada $213,635,289
9India $207,985,741
10Czech Republic $156,567,964

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $2,603,056,740
2Dallas $1,300,746,666
3Los Angeles $1,209,419,329
4New Orleans $616,571,021
5New York City $568,244,064
6Laredo $507,395,805
7Cleveland $416,381,034
8San Francisco $377,096,017
9Miami $233,043,351
10Philadelphia $171,615,496

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 15.59 percent compared to last year to $5.38 billion.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas fell 54.66 percent compared to last year to $2.49 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 5.77 percent compared to last year to $1.69 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 22.17 percent compared to last year to $1.28 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.15 percent compared to last year to $1.11 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 decreased $2.63 billion, 22.26 percent, (50.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam decreased $1.76 billion, 38.04 percent, (15.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $130.96 million, 7.14 percent, (10.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $250.98 million, 36.89 percent, (5.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia decreased $3.85 million, 0.63 percent, (3.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.79 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $15.57 billion of the $18.36 billion total.

All totaled, 65.04 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $11.94 billion of the $18.36 billion total