Computer chips

U.S. exports of Computer chips increased 8 percent through December to $38.13 billion

U.S. exports of Computer chips increased 8 percent from $35.14 billion to $38.13 billion in 2017 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked No. 5 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 5 for the last full year with a total value of $35.14 billion, a $1.66 billion, 5 percent increase over the 2015 total.

Through December of this year, the top five sources of U.S. exports in this category were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Taiwan. The top five Customs districts from which Computer chips exports left the United States through December were No. 1 Los Angeles, No. 2 Dallas, No. 3 Seattle, No. 4 New Orleans and No. 5 Cleveland.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. exports were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 South Korea. In the same time period, the top five Customs districts from which the exports left the United States through December were No. 1 Dallas, No. 2 New Orleans, No. 3 San Francisco, No. 4 Seattle and No. 5 Cleveland.

January – December 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 Mexico $6,321,954,039
2 China $5,286,671,308
3 Hong Kong $4,476,252,791
4 Malaysia $4,039,459,206
5 Taiwan $3,141,437,756
6 South Korea $3,121,801,657
7 Philippines $1,879,141,667
8 Vietnam $1,635,517,596
9 Canada $1,613,168,790
10 Singapore $1,347,247,284

January – December 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 Los Angeles $6,670,114,650
2 Dallas $5,276,596,290
3 Seattle $4,993,054,939
4 New Orleans $3,783,203,202
5 Cleveland $2,943,508,187
6 San Francisco $2,827,888,699
7 El Paso $1,764,443,113
8 Laredo $1,738,029,065
9 Anchorage $1,564,454,927
10 New York City $1,302,343,573

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Mexico increased $150.7 million, 2.44 percent, (16.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $120.53 million, 2.33 percent, (13.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong increased $2.52 billion, 128.87 percent, (11.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Malaysia decreased $117.38 million, 2.82 percent, (10.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan decreased $220.06 million, 6.55 percent, (8.24 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61 percent of all these Computer chips exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $23.27 billion of the $38.13 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 Los Angeles increased $4.73 billion, 244.36 percent, (17.5 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Dallas increased $40.47 million, 0.77 percent, (13.84 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle increased $1.6 billion, 46.97 percent, (13.1 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 New Orleans decreased $884.72 million, 18.95 percent, (9.92 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Cleveland increased $149.88 million, 5.37 percent, (7.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled 62 percent of all these Computer chips exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $23.67 billion of the $38.13 billion total.