Computers

U.S. imports of Computers increased 9 percent through December to $84.02 billion

U.S. imports of Computers increased 9 percent from $76.8 billion to $84.02 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. 4 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 4 for the last full year, with a total value of $76.8 billion, a $3.88 billion, 5 percent decrease over the 2015 total.

Through December of this year, the top five sources of U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Philippines. The top five Customs districts from which the imports entered the U.S. through December were No. 1 Los Angeles, No. 2 El Paso, No. 3 Chicago, No. 4 New Orleans and No. 5 Cleveland.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Computers were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Malaysia. In the same time period, the top five Customs districts for imports were No. 1 Los Angeles, No. 2 El Paso, No. 3 Chicago, No. 4 New Orleans and No. 5 Cleveland.

January – December 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $50,511,163,127
2 Mexico $20,026,483,160
3 Thailand $4,177,108,793
4 Taiwan $2,581,349,237
5 Philippines $994,567,007
6 Vietnam $940,548,194
7 Malaysia $901,227,333
8 Japan $493,509,556
9 Singapore $474,246,913
10 Germany $451,871,457

January – December 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 Los Angeles $21,326,656,320
2 El Paso $16,061,028,851
3 Chicago $11,160,272,264
4 New Orleans $8,289,661,118
5 Cleveland $5,104,842,722
6 Laredo $4,545,252,554
7 San Francisco $3,358,847,443
8 New York City $3,002,263,297
9 Atlanta/Savannah $2,927,932,314
10 Philadelphia $2,516,817,491

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China increased $3.85 billion, 8.26 percent. Of the total, 60.12 percent arrived from China.
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $2.05 billion, 11.38 percent. Of the total, 23.83 percent arrived from Mexico.
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $254,651, 0.01 percent. Of the total, 4.97 percent arrived from Thailand.
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $823.14 million, 46.82 percent. Of the total, 3.07 percent arrived from Taiwan.
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines increased $336.49 million, 51.13 percent. Of the total, 1.18 percent arrived from Philippines.

All totaled, 93 percent of all these Computers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $78.29 billion of the $84.02 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US imports to No. 1 Los Angeles increased $2.96 billion, 16.09 percent. Of the total, 25.38 percent shipped to Los Angeles.
  • US imports to No. 2 El Paso increased $864.91 million, 5.69 percent. Of the total, 19.11 percent shipped to El Paso.
  • US imports to No. 3 Chicago increased $2.56 billion, 29.82 percent. Of the total, 13.28 percent shipped to Chicago.
  • US imports to No. 4 New Orleans increased $93.94 million, 1.15 percent. Of the total, 9.87 percent shipped to New Orleans.
  • US imports to No. 5 Cleveland increased $759.81 million, 17.49 percent. Of the total, 6.08 percent shipped to Cleveland.

All totaled 74 percent of all these Computers imports to the United States entered at the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $61.94 billion of the $84.02 billion total.