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

Imports: Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts

Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts, the No. 631 import by value totaled $24.17 million for the month of December, $271.04 million through December of 2018, and $272.11 million 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$114.34 M
2France$109.28 M
3Mexico$20.1 M
4Spain$8.02 M
5Taiwan$4.46 M
6Italy$2.49 M
7Thailand$2.24 M
8Vietnam$2.17 M
9Hong Kong$1.4 M
10Germany$1.27 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $271.04 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $84,301,073
2Port of Los Angeles $67,937,771
3Port of Newark $39,198,482
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,266,929
5Port Laredo $16,757,559
6Port of Long Beach $6,500,268
7Port Miami $3,727,903
8Port of New York $3,674,926
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $3,353,771
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,690,645

U.S. imports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts decreased 0.39 percent through December to $271.04 million

U.S. imports of Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts decreased 0.39 percent from $272.11 million to $271.04 million 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 631 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 607 for the last full year with a total value of $272.11 million, a $32.59 million, 13.61 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December 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 France, No. 2 China, 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.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $114,339,851
2France $109,284,812
3Mexico $20,101,992
4Spain $8,019,192
5Taiwan $4,455,288
6Italy $2,486,103
7Thailand $2,237,248
8Vietnam $2,174,258
9Hong Kong $1,397,019
10Germany $1,273,364

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $18,724,486
2Charleston $16,714,239
3New York City $13,014,725
4Atlanta/Savannah $4,643,664
5Laredo $3,763,291
6Chicago $2,391,462
7Cleveland $1,783,029
8Seattle $876,618
9Miami $577,478
10El Paso $539,668

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 16.65 percent compared to last year to $84.3 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 11.22 percent compared to last year to $67.94 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 9.14 percent compared to last year to $39.2 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 21.18 percent compared to last year to $20.27 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 39.61 percent compared to last year to $16.76 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 increased $17.75 million, 18.37 percent, (42.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France decreased $19.47 million, 15.12 percent, (40.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $4.99 million, 33.01 percent, (7.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain decreased $234,549, 2.84 percent, (2.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan decreased $1.52 million, 25.49 percent, (1.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.52 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $256.2 million of the $271.04 million total.

All totaled, 84.29 percent of all these Cigarette lighters, other lighters, parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $228.46 million of the $271.04 million total