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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Misc. sign plates, with numbers and symbols

Misc. sign plates, with numbers and symbols, the No. 795 import by value totaled $12 million for the month of October, $101.82 million through October of 2018, and $99.67 million for all of 2017, 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$46.45 M
2Mexico$13.09 M
3Canada$10.96 M
4Germany$5.55 M
5Switzerland$4.13 M
6Japan$3.95 M
7Taiwan$2.74 M
8South Korea$2.01 M
9United Kingdom$2 M
10Italy$1.71 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $101.82 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $14,286,575
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $8,266,572
3Port of Newark $8,075,975
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $6,582,023
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $6,152,519
6Port of New Orleans $5,445,650
7Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $5,342,029
8Pharr International Bridge in Texas $5,221,193
9Port of Long Beach $5,215,186
10Port Laredo $4,460,204

U.S. imports of Misc. sign plates, with numbers and symbols increased 25.18 percent through October to $101.82 million

U.S. imports of Misc. sign plates, with numbers and symbols increased 25.18 percent from $81.33 million to $101.82 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 795 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 824 for the last full year with a total value of $99.67 million, a $2 million, 2.05 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $46,453,510
2Mexico $13,087,688
3Canada $10,964,668
4Germany $5,545,562
5Switzerland $4,132,509
6Japan $3,950,123
7Taiwan $2,735,096
8South Korea $2,009,239
9United Kingdom $1,999,933
10Italy $1,714,399

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $3,490,708
2Cleveland $1,908,138
3Laredo $1,689,374
4Chicago $1,662,389
5Detroit $1,552,228
6New York City $1,080,657
7New Orleans $1,039,206
8Seattle $966,640
9Atlanta/Savannah $753,638
10Boston $526,447

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 19.3 percent compared to last year to $14.29 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 4.13 percent compared to last year to $8.27 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 6.18 percent compared to last year to $8.08 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 682.66 percent compared to last year to $6.58 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 138 percent compared to last year to $6.15 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 $7.2 million, 18.34 percent, (45.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $1.04 million, 8.59 percent, (12.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $5.4 million, 96.98 percent, (10.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $3.28 million, 145.19 percent, (5.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland increased $3.62 million, 706.64 percent, (4.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.75 percent of all these Misc. sign plates, with numbers and symbols imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $80.18 million of the $101.82 million total.

All totaled, 42.59 percent of all these Misc. sign plates, with numbers and symbols imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $43.36 million of the $101.82 million total