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

Imports: Rubber tires

Rubber tires, the No. 26 import by value totaled $1.09 billion for the month of February, $2.35 billion through February of 2019, and $14.44 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
1Thailand$412.34 M
2China$259.94 M
3Canada$256.01 M
4South Korea$227.44 M
5Japan$177.31 M
6Mexico$140.27 M
7Indonesia$111.44 M
8Vietnam$96.57 M
9Germany$74.08 M
10Taiwan$73.72 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.35 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $537,777,624
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $227,426,220
3Port of Newark $194,314,111
4Port of Charleston $178,807,981
5Port of Long Beach $164,832,062
6Port Laredo $134,492,109
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $128,843,424
8Port of Houston $92,750,871
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $80,974,096
10Port of Virginia $65,506,615

U.S. imports of Rubber tires increased 5.31 percent through February to $2.35 billion

U.S. imports of Rubber tires increased 5.31 percent from $2.23 billion to $2.35 billion 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 26 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 26 for the last full year with a total value of $14.44 billion, a $1.05 billion, 7.86 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Thailand, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Thailand $412,340,351
2China $259,942,458
3Canada $256,012,717
4South Korea $227,443,677
5Japan $177,312,255
6Mexico $140,268,550
7Indonesia $111,437,396
8Vietnam $96,572,683
9Germany $74,078,608
10Taiwan $73,722,625

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $1,312,118,433
2Charleston $370,848,540
3Atlanta/Savannah $362,567,704
4Detroit $356,201,434
5New York City $344,654,919
6Chicago $309,772,879
7Laredo $280,370,618
8Houston $178,001,237
9Jacksonville/Tampa $143,080,071
10New Orleans $139,622,619

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 Los Angeles rose 6.56 percent compared to last year to $537.78 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 17.16 percent compared to last year to $227.43 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 7.7 percent compared to last year to $194.31 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 13.68 percent compared to last year to $178.81 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 17.37 percent compared to last year to $164.83 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 Thailand increased $57.03 million, 16.05 percent, (17.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $104.7 million, 28.71 percent, (11.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $490,620, 0.19 percent, (10.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $23.83 million, 11.7 percent, (9.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $65,566, 0.04 percent, (7.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.74 percent of all these Rubber tires imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.33 billion of the $2.35 billion total.

All totaled, 55.46 percent of all these Rubber tires imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.3 billion of the $2.35 billion total