Washington, DC – The US imported 6.9m refrigerators and chillers in 2019, a 61% fall on the number imported in 2018, when the country imported 17.7 m units.
The largest source of imports to the US in 2019 was China, accounting for 6.2m units, down 32% from 9.2m in 2018. Mexico was second largest source of imports, as it had been the previous year. Here, the fall was much more dramatic: from 5.3m units to just 268,000.
Canada was the sixth most important source of imports in 2018. By 2019, it had climbed to third place, and was the starting point for 93,500 imports, compared with just 5300 in 2019.
There was similar growth in imports from Turkey. A total of 8700 units came from that country to the US in 2018. In 2019, it had grown to 76,900, moving it into fourth place from fifth.
Numbers from the US International Trade Commission.