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

Imports: Containers for transportation

Containers for transportation, the No. 450 import by value totaled $46.54 million for the month of August, $402.31 million through August 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$267.45 M
2France$41.67 M
3The Netherlands$14.62 M
4United Kingdom$12.98 M
5Thailand$8.75 M
6Canada$7.17 M
7Mexico$6.22 M
8Sweden$5.38 M
9Poland$5.09 M
10Norway$4.98 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $402.31 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $144,830,062
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $31,604,939
3Port of Newark $30,423,905
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $19,074,752
5Port of Houston $18,523,984
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $15,876,168
7Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. $13,128,712
8Port Laredo $12,269,866
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $10,554,138
10Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $9,368,642

U.S. imports of Containers for transportation decreased 2.21 percent through August to $402.31 million

U.S. imports of Containers for transportation decreased 2.21 percent from $411.4 million to $402.31 million through the first eight 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 450 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 445 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $267,450,321
2France $41,673,822
3The Netherlands $14,624,401
4United Kingdom $12,979,263
5Thailand $8,747,578
6Canada $7,170,662
7Mexico $6,216,734
8Sweden $5,375,609
9Poland $5,093,369
10Norway $4,977,165

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.9 percent compared to last year to $144.83 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 29.71 percent compared to last year to $31.6 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 2.06 percent compared to last year to $30.42 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 16.46 percent compared to last year to $19.07 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 44.34 percent compared to last year to $18.52 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 $42.94 million, 13.83 percent, (66.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $11.23 million, 36.87 percent, (10.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $2.95 million, 16.79 percent, (3.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $7.1 million, 120.59 percent, (3.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $5.24 million, 149.67 percent, (2.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.87 percent of all these Containers for transportation imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $345.48 million of the $402.31 million total.

All totaled, 60.76 percent of all these Containers for transportation imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $244.46 million of the $402.31 million total