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

Exports: Firearms other than handguns

Firearms other than handguns, the No. 884 export by value totaled $3.92 million for the month of October, $36.4 million through October of 2018, and $62.02 million 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
1Canada$12.14 M
2United Kingdom$2.32 M
3Germany$2.17 M
4Belgium$1.51 M
5South Africa$1.42 M
6France$1.2 M
7Australia$1.02 M
8Mexico$953,267
9Chile$738,731
10Singapore$728,028
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $36.4 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $3,860,642
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $3,546,615
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,883,528
4Los Angeles International Airport $2,715,752
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,598,229
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,372,812
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,604,642
8Port of New Orleans $1,497,568
9Port Everglades, Fla. $1,352,394
10Miami International Airport $1,177,058

U.S. exports of Firearms other than handguns decreased 31.75 percent through October to $36.4 million

U.S. exports of Firearms other than handguns decreased 31.75 percent from $53.33 million to $36.4 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 884 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 816 for the last full year with a total value of $62.02 million, a $3.5 million, 5.98 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 South Africa. 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $12,135,203
2United Kingdom $2,316,556
3Germany $2,165,787
4Belgium $1,509,896
5South Africa $1,422,711
6France $1,202,906
7Australia $1,015,532
8Mexico $953,267
9Chile $738,731
10Singapore $728,028

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $943,247
2Detroit $836,419
3Miami $705,499
4San Francisco $535,509
5New Orleans $524,867
6Chicago $480,574
7Low Value Shipments $457,014
8New York City $436,593
9Buffalo $411,198
10Boston $175,490

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 of New York fell 27.26 percent compared to last year to $3.86 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 18.15 percent compared to last year to $3.55 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 2.15 percent compared to last year to $2.88 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 58.16 percent compared to last year to $2.72 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 3.93 percent compared to last year to $2.6 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 $2.13 million, 14.94 percent, (33.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $6.99 million, 75.1 percent, (6.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany decreased $2.02 million, 48.25 percent, (5.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $572,051, 61 percent, (4.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Africa increased $420,541, 41.96 percent, (3.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.71 percent of all these Firearms other than handguns exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $19.55 million of the $36.4 million total.

All totaled, 42.87 percent of all these Firearms other than handguns exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $15.6 million of the $36.4 million total