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

Imports: Wire, rods for soldering

Wire, rods for soldering, the No. 716 import by value totaled $17.67 million for the month of December, $185.85 million through December of 2018, and $171.99 million 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$38.63 M
2Japan$28.76 M
3Canada$28.47 M
4South Korea$18.4 M
5Mexico$17.02 M
6Italy$6.31 M
7Taiwan$6.21 M
8Austria$4.92 M
9Germany$4.52 M
10Malaysia$3.94 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $185.85 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $35,849,689
2Port of Houston $21,133,198
3Port of Long Beach $16,410,647
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $15,556,042
5Port Laredo $14,799,140
6Port of Newark $11,194,525
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $10,405,395
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,363,126
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $6,272,838
10Port of Charleston $6,040,546

U.S. imports of Wire, rods for soldering increased 8.06 percent through December to $185.85 million

U.S. imports of Wire, rods for soldering increased 8.06 percent from $171.99 million to $185.85 million 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 716 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 715 for the last full year with a total value of $171.99 million, a $13.76 million, 8.69 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $38,632,422
2Japan $28,755,312
3Canada $28,465,263
4South Korea $18,396,239
5Mexico $17,016,768
6Italy $6,305,819
7Taiwan $6,212,976
8Austria $4,921,543
9Germany $4,517,687
10Malaysia $3,943,758

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $10,300,583
2Chicago $5,821,151
3Los Angeles $4,836,110
4Detroit $3,865,119
5Laredo $3,368,032
6Cleveland $3,229,237
7Buffalo $2,283,965
8Charleston $1,383,541
9Atlanta/Savannah $1,249,439
10New York City $1,085,778

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 rose 16.28 percent compared to last year to $35.85 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 21.98 percent compared to last year to $21.13 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 32.96 percent compared to last year to $16.41 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 0.66 percent compared to last year to $15.56 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 17.94 percent compared to last year to $14.8 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 increased $1.39 million, 3.73 percent, (20.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $7.64 million, 21 percent, (15.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $2.98 million, 11.71 percent, (15.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $3.22 million, 21.23 percent, (9.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $3.11 million, 22.34 percent, (9.16 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.63 percent of all these Wire, rods for soldering imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $131.27 million of the $185.85 million total.

All totaled, 55.82 percent of all these Wire, rods for soldering imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $103.75 million of the $185.85 million total