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

Exports: Military weapons, excluding pistols

Military weapons, excluding pistols, the No. 338 export by value totaled $87.96 million for the month of December, $625.18 million through December 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$172.33 M
2United Arab Emirates$100.44 M
3Japan$66.3 M
4Qatar$66.17 M
5Kuwait$29.07 M
6South Korea$26.77 M
7Taiwan$20.79 M
8Israel$14.7 M
9Iraq$11.36 M
10Mexico$10.85 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $625.18 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $84,594,350
2Port of Houston $80,235,917
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $78,354,333
4Port of Wilmington, Dela. $72,285,012
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $72,126,119
6Philadelphia International Airport $28,382,829
7Port of Long Beach $25,559,811
8Port of Newark $25,352,948
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $23,173,172
10Los Angeles International Airport $22,171,296

U.S. exports of Military weapons, excluding pistols increased 41.40 percent through December to $625.18 million

U.S. exports of Military weapons, excluding pistols increased 41.40 percent from $442.13 million to $625.18 million in 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 338 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 402 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 December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 United Arab Emirates, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Qatar and No. 5 Kuwait. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela. 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 United Arab Emirates, No. 4 Turkey and No. 5 Jordan. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Saudi Arabia $172,325,345
2United Arab Emirates $100,443,870
3Japan $66,301,900
4Qatar $66,171,412
5Kuwait $29,070,077
6South Korea $26,768,592
7Taiwan $20,792,419
8Israel $14,701,070
9Iraq $11,364,725
10Mexico $10,854,499

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1PORTLAND, ME $44,401,828
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $42,558,740
3LOS ANGELES, CA $31,963,000
4CHICAGO, IL $24,744,362
5WILMINGTON, NC $20,771,638
6HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $17,390,088
7PHILADELPHIA, PA $12,961,894
8WASHINGTON, DC $10,731,894
9DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $3,249,032
10CHARLESTON, SC $2,357,954

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 63.34 percent compared to last year to $84.59 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 735.2 percent compared to last year to $80.24 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 206.42 percent compared to last year to $78.35 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. fell 42.23 percent compared to last year to $72.29 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 9.8 percent compared to last year to $72.13 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 $110.01 million, 176.53 percent, (27.56 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Arab Emirates increased $73.22 million, 269.01 percent, (16.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $56.85 million, 601.12 percent, (10.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Qatar increased $60.66 million, 1101.64 percent, (10.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Kuwait decreased $94.06 million, 76.39 percent, (4.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.47 percent of all these Military weapons, excluding pistols exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $434.31 million of the $625.18 million total.

All totaled, 62 percent of all these Military weapons, excluding pistols exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $387.6 million of the $625.18 million total