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

Imports: Salvage

Salvage, the No. 20 import by value totaled $1.62 billion for the month of August, $12.51 billion through August of 2019, and $18.25 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
1China$2.52 B
2Canada$1.78 B
3Mexico$1.77 B
4Germany$1.02 B
5Japan$891.46 M
6Taiwan$427.7 M
7Italy$388.06 M
8United Kingdom$329.94 M
9France$280.15 M
10Colombia$240.04 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Low Value$12.51 B
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.51 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Low Value $12,505,457,449
2Port of Los Angeles $0

U.S. imports of Salvage increased 4.09 percent through August to $12.51 billion

U.S. imports of Salvage increased 4.09 percent from $12.01 billion to $12.51 billion 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 20 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 21 for the last full year with a total value of $18.25 billion, a $795.26 million, 4.56 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways only airports, seaports and border crossings from which imports entered the United States through August were No. 1 Low Value and No. 2 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways only airports, seaports and border crossings for imports were No. 1 Low Value and No. 2 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $2,523,680,344
2Canada $1,784,599,154
3Mexico $1,765,136,381
4Germany $1,019,359,386
5Japan $891,458,630
6Taiwan $427,701,877
7Italy $388,055,031
8United Kingdom $329,941,900
9France $280,148,084
10Colombia $240,042,293

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Low Value Shipments $5,791,158,081
2Los Angeles $3,657

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:

  • Low Value rose 4.09 percent compared to last year to $12.51 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 100 percent compared to last year to $0.

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 $238.2 million, 10.42 percent, (20.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $608,758, 0.03 percent, (14.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $21.67 million, 1.21 percent, (14.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $23.31 million, 2.34 percent, (8.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $19.48 million, 2.23 percent, (7.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.85 percent of all these Salvage imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $7.98 billion of the $12.51 billion total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Salvage imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $12.51 billion of the $12.51 billion total