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

Exports: Military weapons, excluding pistols

Military weapons, excluding pistols, the No. 350 export by value totaled $137.36 million for the month of October, $483.48 million through October of 2018, and $442.13 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
1Saudi Arabia$125.53 M
2United Arab Emirates$76.67 M
3Qatar$65.32 M
4Japan$59.34 M
5South Korea$26.6 M
6Kuwait$18.27 M
7Iraq$11.36 M
8Mexico$10.58 M
9Tunisia$8.69 M
10Lithuania$6.95 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $483.48 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $70,892,144
2Port of Houston $70,325,219
3Port of Wilmington, Dela. $68,382,508
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $64,594,350
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $49,651,376
6Port of Long Beach $25,541,827
7Los Angeles International Airport $22,073,793
8Philadelphia International Airport $19,925,083
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $13,700,278
10Port of Newark $13,468,713

U.S. exports of Military weapons, excluding pistols increased 49.73 percent through October to $483.48 million

U.S. exports of Military weapons, excluding pistols increased 49.73 percent from $322.9 million to $483.48 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 350 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 423 for the last full year with a total value of $442.13 million, a $62.21 million, 16.37 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 United Arab Emirates, No. 3 Qatar, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Kuwait, No. 2 Saudi Arabia, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Jordan and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Saudi Arabia $125,531,463
2United Arab Emirates $76,668,770
3Qatar $65,317,620
4Japan $59,342,861
5South Korea $26,596,593
6Kuwait $18,271,128
7Iraq $11,364,725
8Mexico $10,581,139
9Tunisia $8,687,172
10Lithuania $6,951,822

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $5,457,066
2New York City $4,849,389
3Philadelphia $3,544,470
4Washington, D.C. $1,904,678
5Charleston $1,178,977
6Wilmington $1,041,652
7Miami $1,024,726
8Boston $769,854
9Norfolk $745,931
10Houston $540,149

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:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 535.19 percent compared to last year to $70.89 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 632.04 percent compared to last year to $70.33 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 11.63 percent compared to last year to $68.38 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 51.4 percent compared to last year to $64.59 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 16.07 percent compared to last year to $49.65 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 Saudi Arabia increased $71.69 million, 133.14 percent, (25.96 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Arab Emirates increased $63.18 million, 468.39 percent, (15.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Qatar increased $61.4 million, 1568.94 percent, (13.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $49.89 million, 527.53 percent, (12.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $24.59 million, 1226 percent, (5.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.11 percent of all these Military weapons, excluding pistols exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $353.46 million of the $483.48 million total.

All totaled, 66.98 percent of all these Military weapons, excluding pistols exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $323.85 million of the $483.48 million total