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

Exports: Military weapons, excluding pistols

Military weapons, excluding pistols, the No. 294 export by value totaled $38.31 million for the month of February, $119.27 million through February of 2020, and $787.82 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
1Qatar$29.83 M
2Saudi Arabia$23.94 M
3Thailand$12.74 M
4Australia$12.36 M
5Lebanon$8.85 M
6Germany$6.65 M
7Jordan$4.52 M
8The Netherlands$3.09 M
9Kuwait$2.25 M
10Israel$2.13 M
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U.S. exports of Military weapons, excluding pistols increased 20.69 percent through February to $119.27 million

U.S. exports of Military weapons, excluding pistols increased 20.69 percent from $98.82 million to $119.27 million through the first two 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 294 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 325 for the last full year with a total value of $787.82 million, a $162.64 million, 26.01 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Qatar, No. 2 Saudi Arabia, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Lebanon. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Qatar, No. 2 United Arab Emirates, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Tunisia and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Port of Portsmouth, N.H. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Qatar $29,833,300
2Saudi Arabia $23,941,097
3Thailand $12,744,969
4Australia $12,361,940
5Lebanon $8,847,986
6Germany $6,647,984
7Jordan $4,519,274
8The Netherlands $3,093,574
9Kuwait $2,248,620
10Israel $2,127,662

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $87,755,618
2LOS ANGELES, CA $31,223,604
3PHILADELPHIA, PA $7,026,816
4WASHINGTON, DC $2,908,724
5MIAMI, FL $2,454,360
6NOGALES, AZ $1,850,240
7CHICAGO, IL $755,736
8SAN FRANCISCO, CA $673,020
9SAVANNAH, GA $531,516
10DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $488,892

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:

  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 44.7 percent compared to last year to $44.64 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $24.54 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 127.11 percent compared to last year to $16.98 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. totaled $10.04 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Charleston rose 102.61 percent compared to last year to $6.55 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 Qatar decreased $0, 0 percent, (25.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Saudi Arabia increased $22.18 million, 1263.06 percent, (20.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Thailand increased $12.54 million, 6162.27 percent, (10.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia increased $9.21 million, 292.69 percent, (10.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Lebanon increased $8.84 million, 99539 percent, (7.42 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.56 percent of all these Military weapons, excluding pistols exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $87.73 million of the $119.27 million total.

All totaled, 86.15 percent of all these Military weapons, excluding pistols exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $102.74 million of the $119.27 million total