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

Imports: Unrecorded media for audio

Unrecorded media for audio, the No. 44 import by value totaled $779.21 million for the month of February, $1.65 billion through February of 2019, and $11.77 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$460 M
2Taiwan$289.74 M
3Malaysia$178.18 M
4Mexico$167.2 M
5South Korea$136.73 M
6Japan$116.26 M
7Philippines$93.03 M
8Singapore$81.94 M
9Thailand$18.23 M
10Germany$16.88 M
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U.S. imports of Unrecorded media for audio increased 7.44 percent through February to $1.65 billion

U.S. imports of Unrecorded media for audio increased 7.44 percent from $1.54 billion to $1.65 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 44 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 50 for the last full year with a total value of $11.77 billion, a $585.43 million, 5.23 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

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

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $460,004,080
2Taiwan $289,740,563
3Malaysia $178,183,880
4Mexico $167,199,480
5South Korea $136,725,415
6Japan $116,255,857
7Philippines $93,028,604
8Singapore $81,938,414
9Thailand $18,232,782
10Germany $16,884,368

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $786,178,324
2Cleveland $596,734,980
3New Orleans $432,555,597
4Seattle $421,406,752
5San Francisco $387,607,372
6Anchorage $287,204,130
7Chicago $160,777,608
8Laredo $154,521,081
9Atlanta/Savannah $121,007,553
10New York City $114,342,253

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:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 48.04 percent compared to last year to $333.32 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 35.92 percent compared to last year to $246.09 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 69.07 percent compared to last year to $218.97 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 58.36 percent compared to last year to $177.54 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 1118.17 percent compared to last year to $116.35 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 $67.38 million, 12.78 percent, (27.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $116.84 million, 67.58 percent, (17.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Malaysia decreased $3.51 million, 1.93 percent, (10.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $106.97 million, 177.59 percent, (10.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $36.82 million, 21.22 percent, (8.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.59 percent of all these Unrecorded media for audio imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.23 billion of the $1.65 billion total.

All totaled, 66.14 percent of all these Unrecorded media for audio imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.09 billion of the $1.65 billion total