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

Exports: Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts

Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts, the No. 577 export by value totaled $23.23 million for the month of March, $51.66 million through March of 2019, and $250.66 million 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
1Australia$8.89 M
2Saudi Arabia$7.09 M
3Canada$5.25 M
4The Netherlands$2.89 M
5Germany$2.18 M
6Ukraine$2.16 M
7Italy$1.68 M
8France$1.38 M
9Qatar$1.3 M
10Chile$1.3 M
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U.S. exports of Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts decreased 12.05 percent through March to $51.66 million

U.S. exports of Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts decreased 12.05 percent from $58.74 million to $51.66 million through the first three 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 577 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 544 for the last full year with a total value of $250.66 million, a $41.34 million, 19.75 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 Saudi Arabia, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 2 Boston’s Logan International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Boston’s Logan International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Australia $8,892,499
2Saudi Arabia $7,089,024
3Canada $5,254,639
4The Netherlands $2,894,379
5Germany $2,176,967
6Ukraine $2,163,499
7Italy $1,680,889
8France $1,382,233
9Qatar $1,299,483
10Chile $1,297,670

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $25,455,383
2Baltimore $24,711,768
3Boston $22,114,518
4New Orleans $8,644,032
5Los Angeles $4,461,869
6Cleveland $3,325,750
7Washington, D.C. $2,463,585
8San Francisco $2,235,563
9Philadelphia $2,169,879
10Chicago $1,925,456

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. totaled $6.94 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 69.74 percent compared to last year to $6.62 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 25.65 percent compared to last year to $6.07 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 47.08 percent compared to last year to $4.78 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 51.6 percent compared to last year to $3.3 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 Australia decreased $7.54 million, 45.88 percent, (17.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Saudi Arabia increased $5.94 million, 515.35 percent, (13.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $686,212, 15.02 percent, (10.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $2.29 million, 382.56 percent, (5.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $1.27 million, 139.25 percent, (4.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.93 percent of all these Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $26.31 million of the $51.66 million total.

All totaled, 53.66 percent of all these Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $27.72 million of the $51.66 million total