Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Wire, rods for soldering

Wire, rods for soldering, the No. 707 import by value totaled $15.48 million for the month of December, $190.4 million through December of 2019, and $185.85 million 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

RankCountry2019
1Japan$30.41 M
2Canada$29.08 M
3South Korea$22.38 M
4China$19.54 M
5Taiwan$17.62 M
6Mexico$16.71 M
7India$6.32 M
8Italy$5.33 M
9France$4.73 M
10The Netherlands$4.56 M
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U.S. imports of Wire, rods for soldering increased 2.44 percent through December 2019 to $190.4 million

U.S. imports of Wire, rods for soldering increased 2.44 percent from $185.85 million to $190.4 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 707 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 716 for the last full year with a total value of $185.85 million, a $13.86 million, 8.06 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 China and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.9 percent to $30.51 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 17.37 percent to $24.8 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 0.29 percent to $15.6 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 2.09 percent to $14.49 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 12.03 percent to $12.54 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 Japan increased $1.66 million, 5.76 percent, (15.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $612,309, 2.15 percent, (15.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $3.99 million, 21.68 percent, (11.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $19.09 million, 49.42 percent, (10.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $11.4 million, 183.53 percent, (9.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.52 percent of all these Wire, rods for soldering imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $119.03 million of the $190.4 million total.

All totaled, 51.44 percent of all these Wire, rods for soldering imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $97.94 million of the $190.4 million total.