Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Containers for transportation

Containers for transportation, the No. 495 import by value totaled $34.03 million for the month of May, $168.34 million through May of 2020, and $580.83 million for all of 2019, 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$89.42 M
2The Netherlands$17.28 M
3South Korea$11.93 M
4United Kingdom$7.89 M
5France$7.56 M
6Canada$6.06 M
7Japan$5.14 M
8Germany$3.68 M
9Poland$2.64 M
10Norway$2.43 M
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U.S. imports of Containers for transportation decreased 26.67 percent through May to $168.34 million

U.S. imports of Containers for transportation decreased 26.67 percent from $229.56 million to $168.34 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 495 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 471 for the last full year with a total value of $580.83 million, a $46.77 million, 7.45 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full 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 Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Houston.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 43.54 percent compared to last year to $44.14 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 59.38 percent compared to last year to $20.11 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 347.91 percent compared to last year to $17.72 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 39.22 percent compared to last year to $12.19 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 11.31 percent compared to last year to $8.72 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 $54.17 million, 37.73 percent, (53.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 The Netherlands increased $7.83 million, 82.93 percent, (10.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $10.73 million, 898.33 percent, (7.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $2.91 million, 26.94 percent, (4.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France decreased $19.71 million, 72.29 percent, (4.49 percent market share).

All totaled, 79.64 percent of all these Containers for transportation imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $134.07 million of the $168.34 million total.

All totaled, 61.11 percent of all these Containers for transportation imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $102.88 million of the $168.34 million total