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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst

Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst, the No. 240 export by value totaled $85.44 million for the month of October, $931.42 million through October of 2018, and $1.11 billion for all of 2017, 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$335.06 M
2Canada$214.18 M
3China$50.41 M
4The Netherlands$24.7 M
5Germany$24.32 M
6Japan$23.88 M
7South Korea$21.46 M
8Brazil$18.13 M
9Australia$15.81 M
10United Kingdom$15.79 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $931.42 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $236,183,874
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $60,009,801
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $54,895,651
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $53,532,617
5El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $34,518,479
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $33,798,376
7Los Angeles International Airport $32,735,661
8Port of New York $31,184,283
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $30,987,777
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $28,144,429

U.S. exports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst increased 2.17 percent through October to $931.42 million

U.S. exports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst increased 2.17 percent from $911.6 million to $931.42 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 240 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 235 for the last full year with a total value of $1.11 billion, a $89.1 million, 8.74 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $335,062,539
2Canada $214,179,445
3China $50,407,218
4The Netherlands $24,700,564
5Germany $24,316,202
6Japan $23,878,222
7South Korea $21,459,234
8Brazil $18,131,697
9Australia $15,805,325
10United Kingdom $15,793,319

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $58,896,438
2Detroit $24,763,624
3New York City $12,925,799
4Chicago $10,619,857
5Los Angeles $10,223,763
6Miami $8,465,929
7El Paso $6,601,484
8Buffalo $5,540,818
9Cleveland $5,535,242
10Pembina, N.D. $4,683,994

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 15.14 percent compared to last year to $236.18 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 30.8 percent compared to last year to $60.01 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 7.11 percent compared to last year to $54.9 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 5.12 percent compared to last year to $53.53 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 19.55 percent compared to last year to $34.52 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. exports to No. 1 Mexico increased $25.42 million, 8.21 percent, (35.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $3.57 million, 1.69 percent, (22.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $11.32 million, 18.33 percent, (5.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $1.62 million, 7.02 percent, (2.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $5.08 million, 26.39 percent, (2.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.64 percent of all these Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $648.67 million of the $931.42 million total.

All totaled, 47.15 percent of all these Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $439.14 million of the $931.42 million total