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

Imports: Containers for transportation

Containers for transportation, the No. 474 import by value totaled $35.16 million for the month of February, $86.91 million through February of 2019, and $627.59 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$52.82 M
2France$10.59 M
3United Kingdom$8.46 M
4The Netherlands$4.05 M
5Thailand$2.43 M
6Poland$1.48 M
7Sweden$1.2 M
8Canada$1.14 M
9Norway$789,250
10Germany$708,803
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $86.91 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $21,250,255
2Port of Newark $11,279,853
3Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $7,792,495
4Port of Wilmington, N.C. $5,429,748
5Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $5,412,219
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,173,440
7Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $4,681,842
8Port of Houston $3,945,944
9Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. $2,444,748
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $1,992,547

U.S. imports of Containers for transportation increased 20.65 percent through February to $86.91 million

U.S. imports of Containers for transportation increased 20.65 percent from $72.04 million to $86.91 million through the first two 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 474 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 500 for the last full year with a total value of $627.59 million, a $160.13 million, 34.26 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Norway. 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.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $52,815,209
2France $10,594,503
3United Kingdom $8,463,770
4The Netherlands $4,048,522
5Thailand $2,434,596
6Poland $1,476,652
7Sweden $1,203,284
8Canada $1,143,044
9Norway $789,250
10Germany $708,803

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $54,365,788
2New York City $22,466,635
3San Francisco $11,860,194
4Cleveland $11,294,492
5Laredo $8,469,768
6Houston $8,300,193
7Chicago $6,694,532
8Miami $6,253,595
9Atlanta/Savannah $5,567,283
10Charleston $5,317,209

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 3.03 percent compared to last year to $21.25 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 42.57 percent compared to last year to $11.28 million.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 727.08 percent compared to last year to $7.79 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 3216.89 percent compared to last year to $5.43 million.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 2606.75 percent compared to last year to $5.41 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 $621,325, 1.19 percent, (60.77 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $5.08 million, 92 percent, (12.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $6.31 million, 292.64 percent, (9.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $674,134, 14.27 percent, (4.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $1.88 million, 339.36 percent, (2.8 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.16 percent of all these Containers for transportation imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $78.36 million of the $86.91 million total.

All totaled, 58.87 percent of all these Containers for transportation imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $51.16 million of the $86.91 million total