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

Exports: Optical fibers

Optical fibers, the No. 93 export by value totaled $301.32 million for the month of August, $2.34 billion through August 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
1Japan$309.53 M
2China$302.49 M
3Germany$265.77 M
4South Korea$229.29 M
5Mexico$175.18 M
6United Kingdom$166.71 M
7Canada$160.18 M
8Hong Kong$108.14 M
9Singapore$55.61 M
10The Netherlands$52.26 M
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U.S. exports of Optical fibers increased 0.55 percent through August to $2.34 billion

U.S. exports of Optical fibers increased 0.55 percent from $2.33 billion to $2.34 billion 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 93 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 97 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 August of this 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 John F. Kennedy 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $309,529,186
2China $302,494,858
3Germany $265,770,607
4South Korea $229,285,322
5Mexico $175,177,349
6United Kingdom $166,713,650
7Canada $160,179,502
8Hong Kong $108,137,621
9Singapore $55,614,554
10The Netherlands $52,261,901

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 7.58 percent compared to last year to $210.74 million.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 12.22 percent compared to last year to $179.96 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 7.21 percent compared to last year to $163.69 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 10.85 percent compared to last year to $153.22 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 9.08 percent compared to last year to $150.5 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 Japan increased $14.26 million, 4.83 percent, (13.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $29 million, 10.61 percent, (12.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $25.44 million, 10.59 percent, (11.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $30.16 million, 15.15 percent, (9.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $8.48 million, 4.62 percent, (7.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 54.72 percent of all these Optical fibers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.28 billion of the $2.34 billion total.

All totaled, 36.62 percent of all these Optical fibers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $858.11 million of the $2.34 billion total