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

Imports: Electric sound or visual signaling equipment

Electric sound or visual signaling equipment, the No. 120 import by value totaled $315.93 million for the month of August, $2.38 billion through August of 2019, and $3.67 billion 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$734.53 M
2Mexico$611.4 M
3Vietnam$182.39 M
4Taiwan$146.34 M
5Germany$101.26 M
6Canada$85.84 M
7Malaysia$84.7 M
8United Kingdom$70.8 M
9Japan$53.3 M
10France$35.54 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.38 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $424,276,172
2Port of Los Angeles $380,634,982
3Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $200,009,393
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $134,052,039
5Port of Newark $104,660,346
6Brownsville International Bridges $100,937,400
7Port of New Orleans $83,867,950
8Los Angeles International Airport $83,367,881
9Port of Long Beach $72,860,629
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $64,186,470

U.S. imports of Electric sound or visual signaling equipment decreased 0.06 percent through August to $2.38 billion

U.S. imports of Electric sound or visual signaling equipment decreased 0.06 percent from $2.38 billion to $2.38 billion 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 120 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 122 for the last full year with a total value of $3.67 billion, a $184.09 million, 5.27 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $734,532,920
2Mexico $611,399,499
3Vietnam $182,387,207
4Taiwan $146,336,824
5Germany $101,256,536
6Canada $85,841,502
7Malaysia $84,702,675
8United Kingdom $70,796,346
9Japan $53,302,018
10France $35,541,902

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $193,305,453
2El Paso $143,294,921
3Chicago $125,367,165
4Laredo $72,775,520
5New York City $72,077,338
6Dallas $71,346,728
7Cleveland $64,434,776
8Detroit $54,644,876
9New Orleans $53,235,117
10Atlanta/Savannah $50,341,507

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:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 76.18 percent compared to last year to $424.28 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 7.8 percent compared to last year to $380.63 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 25.98 percent compared to last year to $200.01 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 24.28 percent compared to last year to $134.05 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 1.66 percent compared to last year to $104.66 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 $212.28 million, 22.42 percent, (30.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $142.62 million, 30.42 percent, (25.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $85.87 million, 88.96 percent, (7.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $4.81 million, 3.4 percent, (6.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $20.72 million, 25.72 percent, (4.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.58 percent of all these Electric sound or visual signaling equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.78 billion of the $2.38 billion total.

All totaled, 52.23 percent of all these Electric sound or visual signaling equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.24 billion of the $2.38 billion total