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

Imports: Retread or used tires

Retread or used tires, the No. 544 import by value totaled $31.44 million for the month of August, $254.73 million through August of 2019, and $388.62 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
1Sri Lanka$83.08 M
2China$44.77 M
3Mexico$28.38 M
4Taiwan$18.21 M
5Japan$13.49 M
6Brazil$11.43 M
7South Korea$9.91 M
8United Kingdom$8.53 M
9Thailand$7.26 M
10Canada$6.52 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $254.73 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $52,436,852
2Port of Los Angeles $42,791,089
3Port Laredo $29,644,823
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $21,324,058
5Port of Charleston $14,402,049
6Port of Houston $12,751,431
7Port of Long Beach $9,035,230
8Port of Wilmington, N.C. $6,820,415
9Port of Virginia $6,603,810
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $6,106,213

U.S. imports of Retread or used tires decreased 1.12 percent through August to $254.73 million

U.S. imports of Retread or used tires decreased 1.12 percent from $257.63 million to $254.73 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 544 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 542 for the last full year with a total value of $388.62 million, a $21.05 million, 5.73 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Sri Lanka, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Sri Lanka, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Sri Lanka $83,077,833
2China $44,773,368
3Mexico $28,379,117
4Taiwan $18,212,721
5Japan $13,486,007
6Brazil $11,430,333
7South Korea $9,909,988
8United Kingdom $8,528,849
9Thailand $7,255,973
10Canada $6,516,904

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Cleveland $17,612,647
2Los Angeles $14,251,629
3Laredo $14,223,495
4Atlanta/Savannah $11,512,958
5Chicago $10,371,196
6New York City $9,783,943
7Houston $7,059,976
8Miami $5,005,973
9Charleston $4,563,010
10New Orleans $3,701,865

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 Newark fell 2.32 percent compared to last year to $52.44 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 4.22 percent compared to last year to $42.79 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 6.02 percent compared to last year to $29.64 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 10.51 percent compared to last year to $21.32 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 70.51 percent compared to last year to $14.4 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 Sri Lanka increased $145,190, 0.18 percent, (32.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $10.83 million, 19.48 percent, (17.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $1.82 million, 6.02 percent, (11.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $2.31 million, 14.54 percent, (7.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $1.02 million, 8.15 percent, (5.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.77 percent of all these Retread or used tires imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $187.93 million of the $254.73 million total.

All totaled, 63.05 percent of all these Retread or used tires imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $160.6 million of the $254.73 million total