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

Exports: Laser-based machine tools

Laser-based machine tools, the No. 392 export by value totaled $30.46 million for the month of August, $300.88 million through August 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$83.33 M
2Canada$53.94 M
3The Netherlands$26.45 M
4China$23.43 M
5Germany$18.2 M
6South Korea$7.89 M
7Taiwan$7.84 M
8Hong Kong$7.55 M
9Singapore$6.88 M
10United Kingdom$6.51 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $300.88 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $29,965,711
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $28,462,999
3Boston’s Logan International Airport $19,074,229
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $16,608,878
5Miami International Airport $15,912,435
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,765,234
7Port of New York $12,159,630
8Port of Newark $12,148,413
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $11,599,051
10Port of Virginia $9,649,218

U.S. exports of Laser-based machine tools decreased 16.48 percent through August to $300.88 million

U.S. exports of Laser-based machine tools decreased 16.48 percent from $360.24 million to $300.88 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 392 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 364 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 China 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Miami 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 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $83,333,980
2Canada $53,937,016
3The Netherlands $26,445,097
4China $23,433,182
5Germany $18,204,470
6South Korea $7,887,988
7Taiwan $7,840,456
8Hong Kong $7,553,290
9Singapore $6,875,637
10United Kingdom $6,508,898

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 19.17 percent compared to last year to $29.97 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 22.11 percent compared to last year to $28.46 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 24.65 percent compared to last year to $19.07 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 15.96 percent compared to last year to $16.61 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 223.05 percent compared to last year to $15.91 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 $11.15 million, 11.81 percent, (27.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $6.05 million, 10.09 percent, (17.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $5.17 million, 16.35 percent, (8.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $14.84 million, 38.77 percent, (7.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $11.23 million, 38.15 percent, (6.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.25 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $205.35 million of the $300.88 million total.

All totaled, 36.57 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $110.02 million of the $300.88 million total