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

Exports: Optical fibers

Optical fibers, the No. 91 export by value totaled $277.54 million for the month of February, $558.79 million through February of 2019, and $3.45 billion 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
1Germany$67.94 M
2Japan$67.01 M
3China$59.35 M
4South Korea$55.06 M
5United Kingdom$49.28 M
6Mexico$45.77 M
7Canada$37.56 M
8Hong Kong$22.72 M
9Singapore$15.97 M
10Taiwan$11.62 M
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U.S. exports of Optical fibers increased 7.18 percent through February to $558.79 million

U.S. exports of Optical fibers increased 7.18 percent from $521.36 million to $558.79 million through the first two 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 91 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 100 for the last full year with a total value of $3.45 billion, a $228.23 million, 7.09 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $67,941,940
2Japan $67,010,852
3China $59,345,563
4South Korea $55,062,210
5United Kingdom $49,280,708
6Mexico $45,769,318
7Canada $37,558,753
8Hong Kong $22,723,255
9Singapore $15,967,600
10Taiwan $11,616,464

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $120,889,585
2New York City $101,967,293
3Atlanta/Savannah $92,934,247
4Chicago $84,995,209
5New Orleans $76,258,038
6Cleveland $74,825,981
7Jacksonville/Tampa $54,526,444
8Miami $54,196,123
9Wilmington $52,014,468
10Pembina, N.D. $37,736,006

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:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 17.48 percent compared to last year to $48.83 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 22.29 percent compared to last year to $46.06 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 2.25 percent compared to last year to $39.7 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 16.6 percent compared to last year to $35.89 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 21.8 percent compared to last year to $30.43 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 Germany increased $14.21 million, 26.45 percent, (12.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $1.68 million, 2.45 percent, (11.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $4.99 million, 9.17 percent, (10.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $10.31 million, 23.05 percent, (9.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $14.4 million, 41.3 percent, (8.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.44 percent of all these Optical fibers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $298.64 million of the $558.79 million total.

All totaled, 35.95 percent of all these Optical fibers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $200.91 million of the $558.79 million total