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

Imports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 3 import by value totaled $8.12 billion for the month of December, $103.89 billion through December 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$65.8 B
2Mexico$10.54 B
3Vietnam$6.42 B
4South Korea$4.72 B
5Malaysia$3.93 B
6Thailand$3.06 B
7Taiwan$2.14 B
8Canada$928.02 M
9Japan$803.93 M
10Singapore$523.77 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $103.89 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $27,798,848,868
2Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $14,564,504,154
3Port Laredo $8,264,675,970
4Los Angeles International Airport $7,705,781,947
5Port of Los Angeles $6,182,051,166
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,485,269,511
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $4,146,346,197
8Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $4,120,911,750
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $3,040,793,852
10Port of New Orleans $2,897,767,810

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 1.95 percent through December to $103.89 billion

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 1.95 percent from $105.95 billion to $103.89 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 3 through December 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 December 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 Vietnam 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 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $65,800,162,342
2Mexico $10,541,853,991
3Vietnam $6,421,405,684
4South Korea $4,721,378,971
5Malaysia $3,926,076,380
6Thailand $3,057,109,613
7Taiwan $2,144,323,885
8Canada $928,017,146
9Japan $803,931,832
10Singapore $523,770,879

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $5,882,679,141
2Dallas $3,145,305,024
3New Orleans $3,004,860,459
4Los Angeles $2,958,913,695
5Laredo $1,920,331,445
6Cleveland $1,153,160,460
7New York City $1,106,961,571
8El Paso $894,898,481
9San Francisco $854,872,902
10Philadelphia $793,195,369

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 8.07 percent compared to last year to $27.8 billion.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas fell 6.87 percent compared to last year to $14.56 billion.
  • Port Laredo fell 13.4 percent compared to last year to $8.26 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 32.34 percent compared to last year to $7.71 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 24.22 percent compared to last year to $6.18 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 $415.69 million, 0.58 percent, (68.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $474.15 million, 4.3 percent, (10.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $1.04 billion, 19.28 percent, (6.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $1.44 billion, 23.34 percent, (4.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia decreased $1.43 billion, 26.75 percent, (3.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.99 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $91.41 billion of the $103.89 billion total.

All totaled, 62.1 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $64.52 billion of the $103.89 billion total