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

Imports: Unrecorded media for audio

Unrecorded media for audio, the No. 38 import by value totaled $1.24 billion for the month of October, $9.5 billion through October of 2018, and $11.19 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$3.57 B
2Japan$1.26 B
3Taiwan$1.26 B
4Malaysia$846.5 M
5South Korea$739.57 M
6Mexico$467.46 M
7Singapore$454.77 M
8Philippines$210.45 M
9Germany$105.98 M
10Thailand$84.2 M
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U.S. imports of Unrecorded media for audio increased 3.53 percent through October to $9.5 billion

U.S. imports of Unrecorded media for audio increased 3.53 percent from $9.17 billion to $9.5 billion through the first 10 months of 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 38 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 34 for the last full year with a total value of $11.19 billion, a $2.54 billion, 29.40 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $3,574,471,947
2Japan $1,261,052,019
3Taiwan $1,256,491,233
4Malaysia $846,497,282
5South Korea $739,569,895
6Mexico $467,460,681
7Singapore $454,774,505
8Philippines $210,450,357
9Germany $105,983,355
10Thailand $84,204,419

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Cleveland $323,339,760
2Los Angeles $288,367,739
3Anchorage $208,886,781
4New Orleans $188,990,166
5San Francisco $128,738,812
6Seattle $111,463,080
7Chicago $54,954,380
8Atlanta/Savannah $44,806,475
9New York City $34,960,522
10San Diego $26,534,756

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 9.65 percent compared to last year to $3.16 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 14.6 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 32.67 percent compared to last year to $993.6 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 19.25 percent compared to last year to $757.73 million.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport rose 16.72 percent compared to last year to $756.88 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 decreased $387.17 million, 9.77 percent, (37.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $40.98 million, 3.36 percent, (13.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $150.47 million, 13.6 percent, (13.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $182.49 million, 27.48 percent, (8.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $89.44 million, 10.79 percent, (7.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.84 percent of all these Unrecorded media for audio imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $7.68 billion of the $9.5 billion total.

All totaled, 71.79 percent of all these Unrecorded media for audio imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $6.82 billion of the $9.5 billion total