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

Imports: Retread or used tires

Retread or used tires, the No. 541 import by value totaled $27.77 million for the month of February, $61.33 million through February 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$21.31 M
2China$12.25 M
3Mexico$6.53 M
4Japan$2.93 M
5Taiwan$2.81 M
6South Korea$2.66 M
7Brazil$2.61 M
8United Kingdom$2.2 M
9Thailand$1.91 M
10Canada$1.46 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $61.33 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $12,443,617
2Port of Los Angeles $9,641,219
3Port Laredo $6,656,346
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,209,335
5Port of Charleston $3,044,336
6Port of Houston $2,757,122
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $2,626,440
8Port of Virginia $2,186,944
9Port of Long Beach $1,804,892
10Port of Wilmington, N.C. $1,333,545

U.S. imports of Retread or used tires increased 5.00 percent through February to $61.33 million

U.S. imports of Retread or used tires increased 5.00 percent from $58.41 million to $61.33 million through the first two 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 541 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 548 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Sri Lanka, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Sri Lanka $21,305,259
2China $12,248,112
3Mexico $6,533,345
4Japan $2,926,716
5Taiwan $2,806,416
6South Korea $2,661,962
7Brazil $2,612,217
8United Kingdom $2,203,049
9Thailand $1,905,972
10Canada $1,458,053

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 5.57 percent compared to last year to $12.44 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 7.65 percent compared to last year to $9.64 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 3.86 percent compared to last year to $6.66 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 8.24 percent compared to last year to $6.21 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 38.22 percent compared to last year to $3.04 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 $3 million, 16.37 percent, (34.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $97,854, 0.81 percent, (19.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $472,833, 7.8 percent, (10.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $64,456, 2.25 percent, (4.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan decreased $900,296, 24.29 percent, (4.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.71 percent of all these Retread or used tires imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $45.82 million of the $61.33 million total.

All totaled, 61.95 percent of all these Retread or used tires imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $37.99 million of the $61.33 million total