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

Imports: Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks

Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, the No. 23 import by value totaled $1.35 billion for the month of December, $16.27 billion through December of 2018, and $14.53 billion 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$4.62 B
2Mexico$2.64 B
3Germany$1.49 B
4Japan$1.39 B
5Italy$863.21 M
6Taiwan$694.86 M
7Canada$619.53 M
8South Korea$537.19 M
9United Kingdom$507.08 M
10India$460.89 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $16.27 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $2,818,718,215
2Port of Houston $1,271,959,272
3Port Laredo $1,233,955,588
4Port of Newark $958,569,017
5Port of Long Beach $917,339,970
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $747,672,532
7Port of Charleston $654,437,099
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $623,104,257
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $559,354,002
10Port of Virginia $540,098,755

U.S. imports of Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks increased 12.03 percent through December to $16.27 billion

U.S. imports of Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks increased 12.03 percent from $14.53 billion to $16.27 billion in 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 23 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 23 for the last full year with a total value of $14.53 billion, a $1.05 billion, 7.81 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $4,623,844,576
2Mexico $2,639,153,877
3Germany $1,488,972,683
4Japan $1,393,522,895
5Italy $863,208,900
6Taiwan $694,859,263
7Canada $619,533,556
8South Korea $537,192,742
9United Kingdom $507,077,005
10India $460,885,333

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $485,381,230
2Laredo $382,646,484
3Los Angeles $378,765,598
4Chicago $371,472,956
5New Orleans $262,170,583
6Cleveland $246,289,154
7Atlanta/Savannah $211,345,084
8New York City $201,886,030
9Charleston $196,011,225
10El Paso $171,188,472

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 20.58 percent compared to last year to $2.82 billion.
  • Port of Houston rose 40.76 percent compared to last year to $1.27 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 10.49 percent compared to last year to $1.23 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 14.05 percent compared to last year to $958.57 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 2.03 percent compared to last year to $917.34 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 $801.91 million, 20.98 percent, (28.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $168.19 million, 6.81 percent, (16.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $103.8 million, 7.49 percent, (9.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $275,519, 0.02 percent, (8.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $82.89 million, 10.62 percent, (5.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.64 percent of all these Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $11.01 billion of the $16.27 billion total.

All totaled, 44.24 percent of all these Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $7.2 billion of the $16.27 billion total