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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 3 import by value totaled $8.87 billion for the month of August, $60.7 billion through August of 2019, and $103.89 billion 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

RankCountryYTD
1China$32.99 B
2Vietnam$9.53 B
3Mexico$5.25 B
4South Korea$3.21 B
5Taiwan$2.22 B
6Malaysia$1.69 B
7Thailand$1.52 B
8Canada$535.02 M
9Japan$488.27 M
10Estonia$390.05 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $60.7 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $16,552,310,207
2Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $11,896,035,448
3Los Angeles International Airport $5,167,070,121
4Port of Los Angeles $3,776,895,250
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,092,303,242
6Port Laredo $3,078,559,546
7Miami International Airport $1,778,289,071
8Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $1,712,070,842
9Port of New Orleans $1,670,622,479
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,390,296,745

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 8.93 percent through August to $60.7 billion

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 8.93 percent from $66.65 billion to $60.7 billion through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 3 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 3 for the last full year with a total value of $103.89 billion, a $2.06 billion, 1.95 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $32,993,906,472
2Vietnam $9,527,635,026
3Mexico $5,245,667,733
4South Korea $3,214,829,672
5Taiwan $2,219,433,516
6Malaysia $1,688,342,319
7Thailand $1,519,264,976
8Canada $535,015,240
9Japan $488,271,923
10Estonia $390,045,527

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $8,870,120,868
2Dallas $4,484,494,462
3Los Angeles $4,274,010,963
4New Orleans $4,053,735,018
5Laredo $2,353,507,750
6New York City $1,808,867,892
7Cleveland $1,741,679,289
8San Francisco $1,139,728,750
9El Paso $1,050,878,416
10Miami $904,646,029

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 8.71 percent compared to last year to $16.55 billion.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 22.94 percent compared to last year to $11.9 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 20.1 percent compared to last year to $5.17 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 0.04 percent compared to last year to $3.78 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 7.04 percent compared to last year to $3.09 billion.

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 $8.79 billion, 21.03 percent, (54.36 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam increased $5.45 billion, 133.81 percent, (15.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $2.39 billion, 31.34 percent, (8.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $491.17 million, 13.25 percent, (5.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $831.46 million, 59.9 percent, (3.66 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.65 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $53.2 billion of the $60.7 billion total.

All totaled, 66.7 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $40.48 billion of the $60.7 billion total