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

Imports: Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts

Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts, the No. 618 import by value totaled $22.45 million for the month of March, $66.5 million through March of 2019, and $271.04 million 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$27.3 M
2France$25.58 M
3Mexico$5.44 M
4Spain$3.07 M
5Taiwan$1.89 M
6Italy$683,891
7Vietnam$533,874
8Thailand$515,870
9Hong Kong$297,918
10Japan$281,823
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $66.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $19,727,684
2Port of Los Angeles $16,366,059
3Port of Newark $9,583,393
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,934,314
5Port Laredo $4,567,896
6Port Miami $1,616,679
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $1,535,852
8Port of Long Beach $1,235,096
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $1,060,027
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $726,448

U.S. imports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts increased 10.55 percent through March to $66.5 million

U.S. imports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts increased 10.55 percent from $60.15 million to $66.5 million through the first three 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 618 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 647 for the last full year with a total value of $271.04 million, a $1.06 million, 0.39 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $27,303,338
2France $25,575,361
3Mexico $5,440,749
4Spain $3,071,946
5Taiwan $1,892,833
6Italy $683,891
7Vietnam $533,874
8Thailand $515,870
9Hong Kong $297,918
10Japan $281,823

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $24,110,876
2Charleston $22,352,947
3New York City $17,036,150
4Atlanta/Savannah $7,212,274
5Laredo $5,376,989
6Chicago $3,730,851
7Cleveland $2,839,241
8Seattle $944,005
9El Paso $733,568
10Miami $727,988

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:

  • Port of Charleston rose 25.24 percent compared to last year to $19.73 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 3.07 percent compared to last year to $16.37 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 33.64 percent compared to last year to $9.58 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 78.5 percent compared to last year to $5.93 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 31.24 percent compared to last year to $4.57 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 China decreased $147,866, 0.54 percent, (41.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $3.19 million, 14.27 percent, (38.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $1.31 million, 31.78 percent, (8.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $2.24 million, 270.85 percent, (4.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $1.1 million, 138.38 percent, (2.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.16 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $63.28 million of the $66.5 million total.

All totaled, 84.48 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $56.18 million of the $66.5 million total