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

Imports: Wires, ropes, stranded

Wires, ropes, stranded, the No. 346 import by value totaled $86.17 million for the month of December, $993.86 million through December of 2018, and $820.33 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$276.95 M
2Canada$100.64 M
3Vietnam$100.58 M
4South Korea$95.13 M
5Germany$48.17 M
6Malaysia$39.93 M
7Mexico$37.56 M
8Thailand$25.35 M
9Indonesia$22.12 M
10Spain$20.79 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $993.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $146,125,611
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $112,459,594
3Port of Houston $105,586,166
4Port of Charleston $82,369,030
5Port of Virginia $75,008,712
6Port of Newark $64,403,976
7Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $48,861,369
8Port of Long Beach $40,351,838
9Port Laredo $32,571,489
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $23,031,431

U.S. imports of Wires, ropes, stranded increased 21.15 percent through December to $993.86 million

U.S. imports of Wires, ropes, stranded increased 21.15 percent from $820.33 million to $993.86 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 346 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 372 for the last full year with a total value of $820.33 million, a $67.48 million, 8.96 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $276,951,584
2Canada $100,640,931
3Vietnam $100,579,130
4South Korea $95,128,627
5Germany $48,165,279
6Malaysia $39,925,542
7Mexico $37,558,134
8Thailand $25,346,397
9Indonesia $22,124,969
10Spain $20,792,326

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $23,198,375
2Houston $21,283,156
3Charleston $17,773,082
4New Orleans $17,150,803
5Norfolk $16,049,953
6New York City $13,094,972
7St. Louis $13,031,061
8Los Angeles $12,609,126
9Chicago $11,966,357
10Portland, Maine $11,689,509

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 47.03 percent compared to last year to $146.13 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 4.58 percent compared to last year to $112.46 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 25.17 percent compared to last year to $105.59 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 40.65 percent compared to last year to $82.37 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 1.85 percent compared to last year to $75.01 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 $73.26 million, 35.97 percent, (27.87 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $18.71 million, 22.83 percent, (10.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $1.25 million, 1.26 percent, (10.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $5.21 million, 5.79 percent, (9.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $4.7 million, 10.81 percent, (4.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.53 percent of all these Wires, ropes, stranded imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $621.47 million of the $993.86 million total.

All totaled, 52.48 percent of all these Wires, ropes, stranded imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $521.55 million of the $993.86 million total