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

Exports: Laser-based machine tools

Laser-based machine tools, the No. 407 export by value totaled $36.44 million for the month of February, $67.39 million through February of 2019, and $526.52 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
1Mexico$21.91 M
2Canada$11.46 M
3The Netherlands$6.39 M
4Germany$5.97 M
5China$4.14 M
6Turkey$2.42 M
7United Kingdom$1.98 M
8South Korea$1.83 M
9Singapore$1.44 M
10Norway$943,052
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $67.39 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $9,741,497
2Port Laredo $7,771,907
3Port of Newark $5,027,487
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,594,165
5Boston’s Logan International Airport $4,067,070
6Port of New York $2,706,730
7Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $2,254,633
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,218,031
9Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $1,811,089
10Los Angeles International Airport $1,794,735

U.S. exports of Laser-based machine tools decreased 10.78 percent through February to $67.39 million

U.S. exports of Laser-based machine tools decreased 10.78 percent from $75.54 million to $67.39 million through the first two 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 407 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 385 for the last full year with a total value of $526.52 million, a $59.56 million, 12.76 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Boston’s Logan International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $21,906,939
2Canada $11,464,266
3The Netherlands $6,388,568
4Germany $5,971,649
5China $4,142,027
6Turkey $2,421,330
7United Kingdom $1,981,803
8South Korea $1,826,059
9Singapore $1,436,117
10Norway $943,052

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $32,838,842
2Laredo $19,927,452
3El Paso $16,492,592
4Boston $9,999,819
5Seattle $9,974,259
6Detroit $9,260,981
7Los Angeles $9,124,162
8Buffalo $8,777,395
9Chicago $6,372,015
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,304,980

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 8.05 percent compared to last year to $9.74 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 16.28 percent compared to last year to $7.77 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 8.34 percent compared to last year to $5.03 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 224.39 percent compared to last year to $4.59 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 23.49 percent compared to last year to $4.07 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 $318,972, 1.44 percent, (32.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $695,106, 5.72 percent, (17.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $865,333, 11.93 percent, (9.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $1.58 million, 20.96 percent, (8.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $656,858, 13.69 percent, (6.15 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $49.87 million of the $67.39 million total.

All totaled, 46.3 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $31.2 million of the $67.39 million total