Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Wires, ropes, stranded

Wires, ropes, stranded, the No. 360 import by value totaled $63.27 million for the month of February, $135.12 million through February of 2020, and $995.96 million for all of 2019, 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$28.26 M
2Vietnam$20.95 M
3South Korea$10.77 M
4Canada$8.51 M
5Germany$6.74 M
6Malaysia$5.62 M
7Spain$5.43 M
8Mexico$5.19 M
9Thailand$4.56 M
10Romania$3.64 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $135.12 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $22,159,931
2Port of Houston $16,446,351
3Port of Charleston $15,781,586
4Port of Los Angeles $14,923,721
5Port of Virginia $10,079,872
6Port of Newark $9,107,962
7Port Laredo $4,416,026
8Port of Long Beach $3,542,880
9Port of New Orleans $3,247,962
10Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $2,898,193

U.S. imports of Wires, ropes, stranded decreased 22.76 percent through February to $135.12 million

U.S. imports of Wires, ropes, stranded decreased 22.76 percent from $174.94 million to $135.12 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 360 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 322 for the last full year with a total value of $995.96 million, a $2.1 million, 0.21 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading 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 Houston, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles 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 Charleston, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $28,258,307
2Vietnam $20,953,154
3South Korea $10,774,234
4Canada $8,505,960
5Germany $6,735,850
6Malaysia $5,623,236
7Spain $5,426,280
8Mexico $5,186,186
9Thailand $4,558,077
10Romania $3,644,025

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $9,924,818
2Charleston $7,727,884
3Houston $5,950,100
4New Orleans $5,856,189
5St. Louis $4,797,858
6Norfolk $4,077,947
7New York City $3,714,711
8Chicago $3,072,989
9Seattle $3,035,623
10Miami $2,891,771

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:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 37.03 percent compared to last year to $22.16 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 6.4 percent compared to last year to $16.45 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 6.89 percent compared to last year to $15.78 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 34.48 percent compared to last year to $14.92 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 5.86 percent compared to last year to $10.08 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 $10.96 million, 27.94 percent, (20.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam decreased $6.53 million, 23.75 percent, (15.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea decreased $6.02 million, 35.85 percent, (7.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $2.61 million, 23.49 percent, (6.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $3.08 million, 31.37 percent, (4.99 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.68 percent of all these Wires, ropes, stranded imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $75.23 million of the $135.12 million total.

All totaled, 58.76 percent of all these Wires, ropes, stranded imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $79.39 million of the $135.12 million total