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

Imports: Unglazed ceramic flags, paving, hearth tiles

Unglazed ceramic flags, paving, hearth tiles, the No. 210 import by value totaled $155.41 million for the month of December, $1.87 billion through December of 2018, and $1.81 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
1Italy$584.59 M
2China$491.86 M
3Spain$288.68 M
4Mexico$214.09 M
5Turkey$86.57 M
6Brazil$79.65 M
7Peru$19.48 M
8Germany$14.85 M
9Japan$13.47 M
10Portugal$12.15 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Port of Los Angeles$288.16 M
2Port of Newark$284.52 M
3Port of Houston$226.41 M
4Port of Savannah, Ga.$215.57 M
5Port Laredo$124.6 M
6Port Miami$120.45 M
7Port of Virginia$99.29 M
8Port Everglades, Fla.$92.83 M
9Port of Long Beach$74.22 M
10Port of New York$48.03 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.87 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $288,159,065
2Port of Newark $284,515,235
3Port of Houston $226,413,230
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $215,573,883
5Port Laredo $124,600,773
6Port Miami $120,452,378
7Port of Virginia $99,288,725
8Port Everglades, Fla. $92,832,610
9Port of Long Beach $74,221,936
10Port of New York $48,032,805

U.S. imports of Unglazed ceramic flags, paving, hearth tiles increased 3.33 percent through December to $1.87 billion

U.S. imports of Unglazed ceramic flags, paving, hearth tiles increased 3.33 percent from $1.81 billion to $1.87 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 210 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 202 for the last full year with a total value of $1.81 billion, a $1.56 billion, 617.05 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 China, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 China, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Miami.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Italy $584,592,966
2China $491,856,052
3Spain $288,678,868
4Mexico $214,088,923
5Turkey $86,570,603
6Brazil $79,653,640
7Peru $19,477,837
8Germany $14,850,099
9Japan $13,473,210
10Portugal $12,153,365

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $81,314,706
2New York City $75,352,876
3Houston $58,757,543
4Atlanta/Savannah $57,970,431
5Miami $49,303,793
6Laredo $36,418,554
7Norfolk $19,305,800
8Detroit $12,672,266
9San Francisco $7,162,077
10El Paso $6,523,970

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 fell 1.21 percent compared to last year to $288.16 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 7.02 percent compared to last year to $284.52 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 1.01 percent compared to last year to $226.41 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 25.52 percent compared to last year to $215.57 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.11 percent compared to last year to $124.6 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 Italy decreased $30.52 million, 4.96 percent, (31.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $28.96 million, 6.26 percent, (26.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Spain increased $41.11 million, 16.61 percent, (15.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $7.51 million, 3.63 percent, (11.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Turkey decreased $8.58 million, 9.02 percent, (4.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.93 percent of all these Unglazed ceramic flags, paving, hearth tiles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.67 billion of the $1.87 billion total.

All totaled, 60.82 percent of all these Unglazed ceramic flags, paving, hearth tiles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.14 billion of the $1.87 billion total