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

Imports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 3 import by value totaled $6.88 billion for the month of June, $44.98 billion through June 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$24.65 B
2Vietnam$6.9 B
3Mexico$3.85 B
4South Korea$2.59 B
5Taiwan$1.58 B
6Malaysia$1.23 B
7Thailand$1.07 B
8Canada$401.31 M
9Japan$374.66 M
10Estonia$300.75 M
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January – June 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $44.98 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $12,573,195,255
2Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $8,640,976,004
3Los Angeles International Airport $3,773,462,612
4Port of Los Angeles $2,726,265,878
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,329,413,780
6Port Laredo $2,213,760,693
7Miami International Airport $1,331,959,172
8Port of New Orleans $1,273,978,406
9Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $1,209,644,000
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,023,295,918

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 8.53 percent through June to $44.98 billion

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 8.53 percent from $49.18 billion to $44.98 billion through the first six 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 June 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 June 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 South Korea, No. 4 Vietnam 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 – June 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $24,648,538,187
2Vietnam $6,897,298,921
3Mexico $3,854,174,283
4South Korea $2,590,927,598
5Taiwan $1,579,948,574
6Malaysia $1,230,286,321
7Thailand $1,067,306,234
8Canada $401,307,334
9Japan $374,655,481
10Estonia $300,748,735

January – June 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 six months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 7.37 percent compared to last year to $12.57 billion.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 19.95 percent compared to last year to $8.64 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 21.77 percent compared to last year to $3.77 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 2.56 percent compared to last year to $2.73 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 10.72 percent compared to last year to $2.33 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 $6.84 billion, 21.72 percent, (54.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam increased $4.14 billion, 149.97 percent, (15.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $1.79 billion, 31.68 percent, (8.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $170.02 million, 6.16 percent, (5.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $525.27 million, 49.8 percent, (3.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.97 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $39.57 billion of the $44.98 billion total.

All totaled, 66.79 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $30.04 billion of the $44.98 billion total