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

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

Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst, the No. 238 export by value totaled $83.53 million for the month of December, $1.11 billion through December 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$391.67 M
2Canada$257.09 M
3China$61.47 M
4Japan$30.96 M
5The Netherlands$28.72 M
6Germany$28.53 M
7South Korea$25.2 M
8Brazil$20.78 M
9United Kingdom$20.52 M
10Australia$18.78 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.11 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $271,594,777
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $70,335,436
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $67,865,050
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $66,982,403
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $41,230,165
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $39,923,007
7Los Angeles International Airport $39,398,524
8Port of New York $37,145,491
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $36,606,772
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $35,635,672

U.S. exports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst increased 0.29 percent through December to $1.11 billion

U.S. exports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst increased 0.29 percent from $1.11 billion to $1.11 billion in 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 238 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 232 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 December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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 Japan. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $391,668,890
2Canada $257,088,160
3China $61,469,109
4Japan $30,956,314
5The Netherlands $28,717,957
6Germany $28,525,521
7South Korea $25,196,395
8Brazil $20,783,835
9United Kingdom $20,521,224
10Australia $18,784,265

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $147,382,432
2DETROIT, MI $73,556,114
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $35,629,592
4CHICAGO, IL $34,619,388
5LOS ANGELES, CA $34,583,710
6MIAMI, FL $25,288,226
7BUFFALO, NY $21,230,366
8EL PASO, TX $18,406,494
9CLEVELAND, OH $16,870,168
10LOW VALUE $13,540,362

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 6.02 percent compared to last year to $271.59 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 23.85 percent compared to last year to $70.34 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 6.44 percent compared to last year to $67.87 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 8.1 percent compared to last year to $66.98 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 9.7 percent compared to last year to $41.23 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 $10.13 million, 2.65 percent, (35.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $4.65 million, 1.84 percent, (23.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $12.38 million, 16.76 percent, (5.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $4.62 million, 17.54 percent, (2.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $1.54 million, 5.65 percent, (2.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.22 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 December of this year. That is equal to $769.9 million of the $1.11 billion total.

All totaled, 46.58 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 December of this year. That is equal to $518.01 million of the $1.11 billion total