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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through July 2019.

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 $85.94 million for the month of July, $611.63 million through July of 2019, and $1.11 billion for all of 2018, 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$199.64 M
2Canada$145.68 M
3China$41.11 M
4The Netherlands$16.62 M
5Japan$16.41 M
6Australia$14.16 M
7Germany$13.78 M
8United Kingdom$11.35 M
9India$10.74 M
10South Korea$9.25 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $611.63 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $123,577,016
2Chicago O’Hare International Airport $36,501,034
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $33,283,869
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $32,592,083
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $24,240,695
6Los Angeles International Airport $20,448,658
7Port of New York $19,656,663
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $19,182,795
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $17,431,339
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $16,601,064

U.S. exports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst decreased 8.47 percent through July to $611.63 million

U.S. exports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst decreased 8.47 percent from $668.2 million to $611.63 million through the first seven months of 2019 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 July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 238 for the last full year with a total value of $1.11 billion, a $3.19 million, 0.29 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this 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 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

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 Germany. 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $199,636,748
2Canada $145,678,078
3China $41,112,849
4The Netherlands $16,622,924
5Japan $16,407,173
6Australia $14,156,720
7Germany $13,779,957
8United Kingdom $11,349,994
9India $10,743,398
10South Korea $9,252,003

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $99,369,717
2Detroit $49,981,196
3New York City $27,928,373
4Chicago $22,706,609
5Los Angeles $21,873,481
6Miami $16,612,048
7Buffalo $13,032,061
8Cleveland $12,095,756
9El Paso $12,037,347
10Low Value Shipments $9,206,683

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 30.78 percent compared to last year to $123.58 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 0.3 percent compared to last year to $36.5 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 25.32 percent compared to last year to $33.28 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 14.89 percent compared to last year to $32.59 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 20.71 percent compared to last year to $24.24 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 decreased $50.35 million, 20.14 percent, (32.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $9.03 million, 5.83 percent, (23.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $7.48 million, 22.24 percent, (6.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $1.61 million, 8.84 percent, (2.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $1.29 million, 8.54 percent, (2.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.58 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 July of this year. That is equal to $419.46 million of the $611.63 million total.

All totaled, 40.91 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 July of this year. That is equal to $250.19 million of the $611.63 million total