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

Imports: Cell phones, related equipment

Cell phones, related equipment, the No. 3 import by value totaled $9.33 billion for the month of October, $79.23 billion through October 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$44.59 B
2Vietnam$11.85 B
3Mexico$6.64 B
4South Korea$3.67 B
5Taiwan$2.86 B
6Malaysia$2.21 B
7Thailand$1.96 B
8Canada$694.79 M
9Japan$604.26 M
10Estonia$431.55 M
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January – October 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $79.23 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $21,606,777,243
2Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $14,625,944,310
3Los Angeles International Airport $7,752,792,649
4Port of Los Angeles $4,796,744,067
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,250,931,520
6Port Laredo $3,898,142,734
7Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $2,864,665,529
8Miami International Airport $2,167,719,854
9Port of New Orleans $2,076,537,368
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,760,802,042

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 9.08 percent through October to $79.23 billion

U.S. imports of Cell phones, related equipment decreased 9.08 percent from $87.14 billion to $79.23 billion through the first 10 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 October 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 October 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 – October 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $44,592,483,168
2Vietnam $11,845,036,515
3Mexico $6,640,184,954
4South Korea $3,669,998,431
5Taiwan $2,861,393,821
6Malaysia $2,207,449,036
7Thailand $1,958,217,074
8Canada $694,787,384
9Japan $604,261,378
10Estonia $431,550,831

January – October 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 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 6.45 percent compared to last year to $21.61 billion.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 15.37 percent compared to last year to $14.63 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 25.31 percent compared to last year to $7.75 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 5.14 percent compared to last year to $4.8 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 0.39 percent compared to last year to $4.25 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 $11.12 billion, 19.23 percent, (58.95 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam increased $6.31 billion, 113.9 percent, (14.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $2.68 billion, 28.75 percent, (8.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $686.28 million, 15.75 percent, (4.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $1.13 billion, 64.87 percent, (3.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.86 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $69.61 billion of the $79.23 billion total.

All totaled, 66.94 percent of all these Cell phones, related equipment imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $53.03 billion of the $79.23 billion total

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