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

Imports: Containers for transportation

Containers for transportation, the No. 441 import by value totaled $67.44 million for the month of October, $539.11 million through October of 2018, and $467.46 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$405.97 M
2France$45.1 M
3The Netherlands$22.44 M
4Canada$8.36 M
5United Kingdom$7.95 M
6Mexico$7.02 M
7Germany$6.69 M
8Sweden$5.09 M
9Poland$5.08 M
10Japan$4.57 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $539.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $206,753,939
2Port of Houston $46,555,395
3Port of Newark $37,189,654
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $30,201,863
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $28,739,763
6Port Miami $19,866,209
7Port Laredo $19,121,892
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $14,080,051
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $12,292,693
10Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $11,854,709

U.S. imports of Containers for transportation increased 43.35 percent through October to $539.11 million

U.S. imports of Containers for transportation increased 43.35 percent from $376.07 million to $539.11 million 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 441 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 490 for the last full year with a total value of $467.46 million, a $2 million, 0.43 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $405,973,112
2France $45,099,195
3The Netherlands $22,440,490
4Canada $8,357,533
5United Kingdom $7,946,523
6Mexico $7,017,913
7Germany $6,687,513
8Sweden $5,091,042
9Poland $5,083,715
10Japan $4,573,908

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $20,702,015
2New York City $11,844,408
3San Francisco $5,832,589
4Laredo $5,792,315
5Chicago $4,683,982
6Miami $4,063,786
7Houston $3,284,527
8Cleveland $3,259,724
9Seattle $3,130,811
10Atlanta/Savannah $2,379,340

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 69.84 percent compared to last year to $206.75 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 60.07 percent compared to last year to $46.56 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 64.32 percent compared to last year to $37.19 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 7.52 percent compared to last year to $30.2 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 36.47 percent compared to last year to $28.74 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 $139.78 million, 52.51 percent, (75.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $19.28 million, 74.71 percent, (8.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands increased $10.7 million, 91.22 percent, (4.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $932,159, 12.55 percent, (1.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $2.65 million, 49.97 percent, (1.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.86 percent of all these Containers for transportation imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $489.82 million of the $539.11 million total.

All totaled, 64.82 percent of all these Containers for transportation imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $349.44 million of the $539.11 million total