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

Imports: Vehicle audio systems

Vehicle audio systems, the No. 124 import by value totaled $348.65 million for the month of October, $3.01 billion through October of 2018, and $4.04 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
1Mexico$1.01 B
2China$784.59 M
3Thailand$311 M
4Malaysia$270.01 M
5Japan$144.89 M
6South Korea$128.52 M
7Vietnam$123.28 M
8Indonesia$104.71 M
9Germany$44.6 M
10Taiwan$22.36 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $1,024,975,427
2Pharr International Bridge in Texas $493,928,309
3Port Laredo $323,397,669
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $178,313,466
5Port of Long Beach $124,028,410
6Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $114,883,432
7Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $73,169,516
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $70,052,630
9Brownsville International Bridges $66,719,905
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $59,305,654

U.S. imports of Vehicle audio systems decreased 11.93 percent through October to $3.01 billion

U.S. imports of Vehicle audio systems decreased 11.93 percent from $3.42 billion to $3.01 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 124 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 104 for the last full year with a total value of $4.04 billion, a $348.24 million, 7.93 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,010,809,796
2China $784,588,759
3Thailand $311,003,052
4Malaysia $270,009,610
5Japan $144,885,891
6South Korea $128,524,489
7Vietnam $123,283,439
8Indonesia $104,713,529
9Germany $44,595,850
10Taiwan $22,356,985

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $174,340,891
2Los Angeles $152,820,484
3Chicago $82,650,082
4Detroit $54,093,842
5Atlanta/Savannah $18,859,016
6Phoenix/Nogales $18,438,925
7San Francisco $12,603,651
8Cleveland $12,316,298
9Mobile $11,605,905
10Charleston $11,573,977

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 4.21 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas fell 15.39 percent compared to last year to $493.93 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 34.93 percent compared to last year to $323.4 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 10.87 percent compared to last year to $178.31 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 31.09 percent compared to last year to $124.03 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 Mexico decreased $325.89 million, 24.38 percent, (33.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $104.39 million, 11.74 percent, (26.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand decreased $27.67 million, 8.17 percent, (10.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $79.2 million, 41.51 percent, (8.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $6.37 million, 4.6 percent, (4.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.83 percent of all these Vehicle audio systems imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.52 billion of the $3.01 billion total.

All totaled, 71.3 percent of all these Vehicle audio systems imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.14 billion of the $3.01 billion total