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

Imports: Insulated wire, cable

Insulated wire, cable, the No. 17 import by value totaled $1.86 billion for the month of August, $14.39 billion through August of 2019, and $21.94 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
1Mexico$7.9 B
2China$2.39 B
3Vietnam$579.69 M
4Philippines$462.61 M
5Canada$408.22 M
6Nicaragua$303.74 M
7Honduras$284.4 M
8Germany$237.41 M
9Taiwan$206.32 M
10South Korea$188.33 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $14.39 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $2,940,178,708
2Port Laredo $2,202,913,641
3Port of Los Angeles $1,437,408,456
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $859,591,124
5Pharr International Bridge in Texas $753,739,665
6Port Miami $399,011,416
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $397,809,343
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $392,410,996
9Port of Long Beach $351,638,582
10Port of Newark $345,098,214

U.S. imports of Insulated wire, cable decreased 0.83 percent through August to $14.39 billion

U.S. imports of Insulated wire, cable decreased 0.83 percent from $14.51 billion to $14.39 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 17 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 18 for the last full year with a total value of $21.94 billion, a $2.14 billion, 10.82 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $7,899,412,816
2China $2,389,255,040
3Vietnam $579,688,751
4Philippines $462,614,193
5Canada $408,216,216
6Nicaragua $303,743,480
7Honduras $284,400,906
8Germany $237,405,423
9Taiwan $206,322,922
10South Korea $188,328,044

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $1,629,098,833
2El Paso $1,412,169,399
3Los Angeles $856,535,070
4Phoenix/Nogales $416,582,849
5Chicago $267,508,315
6Miami $263,238,218
7Cleveland $258,970,862
8New Orleans $204,678,149
9Seattle $202,403,139
10New York City $199,758,172

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:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 1.7 percent compared to last year to $2.94 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 4.65 percent compared to last year to $2.2 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 13.66 percent compared to last year to $1.44 billion.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 12.93 percent compared to last year to $859.59 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 11.57 percent compared to last year to $753.74 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 Mexico increased $326.99 million, 4.32 percent, (54.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $730.33 million, 23.41 percent, (16.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $149.16 million, 34.64 percent, (4.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Philippines increased $35.35 million, 8.27 percent, (3.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $21.11 million, 4.92 percent, (2.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.61 percent of all these Insulated wire, cable imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $11.74 billion of the $14.39 billion total.

All totaled, 56.96 percent of all these Insulated wire, cable imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $8.19 billion of the $14.39 billion total