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

Exports: Laser-based machine tools

Laser-based machine tools, the No. 369 export by value totaled $41.49 million for the month of October, $438.27 million through October of 2018, and $466.96 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
1Mexico$110.92 M
2Canada$72.85 M
3China$47.81 M
4Germany$40.03 M
5The Netherlands$38.04 M
6Japan$17.75 M
7South Korea$11.61 M
8Singapore$8.13 M
9Brazil$7.83 M
10United Kingdom$7.26 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $438.27 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $43,305,105
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $40,822,803
3Port of Newark $36,300,506
4Boston’s Logan International Airport $29,816,782
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $25,333,808
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $23,634,637
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $21,763,504
8Port of New York $20,077,236
9Los Angeles International Airport $15,069,417
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $13,123,639

U.S. exports of Laser-based machine tools increased 13.96 percent through October to $438.27 million

U.S. exports of Laser-based machine tools increased 13.96 percent from $384.59 million to $438.27 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 369 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 387 for the last full year with a total value of $466.96 million, a $29.07 million, 5.86 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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.

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 Boston’s Logan International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $110,915,029
2Canada $72,853,473
3China $47,809,046
4Germany $40,032,914
5The Netherlands $38,041,583
6Japan $17,751,883
7South Korea $11,614,156
8Singapore $8,129,103
9Brazil $7,830,265
10United Kingdom $7,264,145

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $12,688,884
2El Paso $10,617,936
3Laredo $7,307,475
4Boston $6,203,185
5Los Angeles $5,612,375
6Seattle $5,604,070
7Buffalo $4,832,343
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $2,836,975
9Phoenix/Nogales $2,614,384
10Detroit $2,466,283

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 Laredo fell 19.81 percent compared to last year to $43.31 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 75.04 percent compared to last year to $40.82 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 55.92 percent compared to last year to $36.3 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 6.56 percent compared to last year to $29.82 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 78.06 percent compared to last year to $25.33 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 increased $10.89 million, 10.89 percent, (25.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $11.61 million, 18.95 percent, (16.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $5.57 million, 13.18 percent, (10.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $6.82 million, 20.55 percent, (9.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $4.18 million, 12.35 percent, (8.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.65 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $309.65 million of the $438.27 million total.

All totaled, 40.06 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $175.58 million of the $438.27 million total