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

Exports: Firearms other than handguns

Firearms other than handguns, the No. 879 export by value totaled $2.83 million for the month of August, $28.97 million through August of 2019, and $43.24 million 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
1Canada$8.83 M
2Taiwan$2.11 M
3United Kingdom$2.01 M
4Germany$1.89 M
5France$1.24 M
6Mexico$942,134
7Poland$884,017
8Spain$820,814
9Chile$609,844
10Australia$595,177
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U.S. exports of Firearms other than handguns increased 0.25 percent through August to $28.97 million

U.S. exports of Firearms other than handguns increased 0.25 percent from $28.89 million to $28.97 million through the first eight 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 879 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 888 for the last full year with a total value of $43.24 million, a $18.78 million, 30.28 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $8,826,241
2Taiwan $2,111,804
3United Kingdom $2,005,677
4Germany $1,891,838
5France $1,239,770
6Mexico $942,134
7Poland $884,017
8Spain $820,814
9Chile $609,844
10Australia $595,177

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $1,649,127
2Los Angeles $1,605,116
3Detroit $1,560,148
4New Orleans $1,443,138
5Chicago $1,250,138
6Miami $1,171,518
7Low Value Shipments $925,406
8Buffalo $709,393
9San Francisco $569,829
10Cleveland $410,993

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New York rose 31.3 percent compared to last year to $4.12 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 27.7 percent compared to last year to $2.7 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 8.06 percent compared to last year to $2.45 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 15.93 percent compared to last year to $2.1 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 5.92 percent compared to last year to $1.96 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 Canada decreased $690,085, 7.25 percent, (30.47 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Taiwan increased $1.68 million, 394.29 percent, (7.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $218,952, 12.25 percent, (6.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $18,824, 0.99 percent, (6.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 France increased $192,185, 18.35 percent, (4.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.5 percent of all these Firearms other than handguns exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $16.08 million of the $28.97 million total.

All totaled, 45.97 percent of all these Firearms other than handguns exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $13.32 million of the $28.97 million total