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

Imports: Insulated wire, cable

Insulated wire, cable, the No. 16 import by value totaled $933.14 million for the month of April, $5.92 billion through April of 2020, and $21.31 billion 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
1Mexico$3.03 B
2China$839.13 M
3Vietnam$357.31 M
4Philippines$208.38 M
5Canada$183.62 M
6Japan$139.24 M
7Nicaragua$116.77 M
8Germany$114.99 M
9South Korea$109.77 M
10Honduras$101.51 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.99 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $904,317,498
2Port Laredo $868,721,330
3Port of Los Angeles $441,174,592
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $277,836,322
5Pharr International Bridge in Texas $227,082,824
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $155,081,309
7Port Miami $140,137,008
8empty $135,191,941
9Port of Newark $126,136,368
10Port of Long Beach $124,830,558

U.S. imports of Insulated wire, cable decreased 5.47 percent through March to $4.99 billion

U.S. imports of Insulated wire, cable decreased 5.47 percent from $5.27 billion to $4.99 billion through the first three 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 16 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 19 for the last full year with a total value of $21.31 billion, a $627.13 million, 2.86 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,776,112,027
2China $614,338,431
3Vietnam $258,876,874
4Philippines $167,036,755
5Canada $138,418,027
6Nicaragua $108,130,661
7Japan $101,902,759
8Honduras $100,179,918
9Germany $89,569,237
10South Korea $76,586,521

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $355,449,433
2El Paso $297,810,257
3Los Angeles $174,988,325
4Phoenix/Nogales $104,107,990
5Chicago $64,120,172
6Cleveland $61,091,524
7Miami $57,669,849
8Seattle $57,387,752
9New York City $55,192,375
10New Orleans $46,449,865

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 17.8 percent compared to last year to $904.32 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.92 percent compared to last year to $868.72 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 20.86 percent compared to last year to $441.17 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 11.02 percent compared to last year to $277.84 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas fell 24.95 percent compared to last year to $227.08 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 Mexico decreased $169.03 million, 5.74 percent, (55.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $267.98 million, 30.37 percent, (12.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $67.98 million, 35.61 percent, (5.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Philippines decreased $13.15 million, 7.3 percent, (3.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $22.08 million, 13.75 percent, (2.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.32 percent of all these Insulated wire, cable imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $3.95 billion of the $4.99 billion total.

All totaled, 54.53 percent of all these Insulated wire, cable imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $2.72 billion of the $4.99 billion total