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

Imports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 4 import by value totaled $8.71 billion for the month of July, $47.54 billion through July of 2020, and $96.65 billion 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$25.24 B
2Vietnam$6.95 B
3Mexico$4.47 B
4Taiwan$2.4 B
5Thailand$1.65 B
6Malaysia$1.45 B
7South Korea$1.24 B
8Canada$483.53 M
9India$480.85 M
10Israel$376.91 M
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U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 8.28 percent through July to $47.54 billion

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 8.28 percent from $51.83 billion to $47.54 billion through the first seven 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 4 through July 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 $96.65 billion, a $7.24 billion, 6.97 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Thailand. 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 Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full 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.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 4.2 percent compared to last year to $15.04 billion.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas fell 33.1 percent compared to last year to $6.35 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 0.1 percent compared to last year to $4.51 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.23 percent compared to last year to $2.89 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.55 percent compared to last year to $2.75 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 $3.41 billion, 11.92 percent, (53.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam decreased $609.86 million, 8.07 percent, (14.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $85.59 million, 1.88 percent, (9.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $517.22 million, 27.4 percent, (5.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $361.71 million, 28.13 percent, (3.47 percent market share).

All totaled, 85.62 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $40.7 billion of the $47.54 billion total.

All totaled, 66.34 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $31.54 billion of the $47.54 billion total