Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Laser-based machine tools

Laser-based machine tools, the No. 413 export by value totaled $18.55 million for the month of May, $147.45 million through May of 2020, and $436.68 million for all of 2019, 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$41.95 M
2Mexico$27.16 M
3China$22.32 M
4The Netherlands$12.96 M
5Germany$6.59 M
6Singapore$3.26 M
7Japan$2.87 M
8South Korea$2.66 M
9United Kingdom$2.57 M
10Australia$1.92 M
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U.S. exports of Laser-based machine tools decreased 24.84 percent through May to $147.45 million

U.S. exports of Laser-based machine tools decreased 24.84 percent from $196.18 million to $147.45 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 413 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 381 for the last full year with a total value of $436.68 million, a $89.84 million, 17.06 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 China and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources 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 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Boston’s Logan International Airport, No. 4 Miami Int’l Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 294.96 percent compared to last year to $17.68 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 206.49 percent compared to last year to $10.48 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 50.94 percent compared to last year to $9.77 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 59.79 percent compared to last year to $9.69 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 1.83 percent compared to last year to $8.29 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 from No. 1 Mexico decreased $21.37 million, 16.24 percent, (74.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Canada decreased $3.99 million, 4.58 percent, (56.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $6.17 million, 13.12 percent, (27.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 China decreased $28.31 million, 46.84 percent, (21.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Germany decreased $19.61 million, 42.7 percent, (17.85 percent market share).

All totaled, 67.05 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $292.78 million of the $436.68 million total.

All totaled, 37.92 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $55.91 million of the $147.45 million total