Washington, DC – Despite the trade tensions between the two countries, figures from the USFTC show that the volume and proportion of refrigerators from China to the US both increased by 45% in the first seven months of 2020.
In the same period in 2019, Chinese imports accounted for 89.6% of the total. In the first seven months of 2020, that proportion had increased to 93.1% of the total, and the number by 1.6m units to 5.1m. Overall imports in the first seven months of 2020 were 5.48m units.
Mexico is still the second-ranked origin nation for US refrigerator imports, but its share slipped from 4.2% of the total for the 2019 period to 2.2% in 2020. Numbers slumped too, from 163,000 to 123,000 units. This is a fall of 24.7%.
In July 2020, the US imported a total of 1.35m refrigerators, up by 642,000 units, or 90.6%, on the same month last year.
Data were supplied by the US International Trade Commission. July is the most recent month for which data is available.