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

Exports: Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts

Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts, the No. 539 export by value totaled $19.89 million for the month of December, $250.66 million through December of 2018, and $209.32 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
1Australia$58.72 M
2Saudi Arabia$54.35 M
3Canada$21.5 M
4Chile$7.28 M
5Ukraine$7.08 M
6Germany$6.21 M
7United Kingdom$6.02 M
8United Arab Emirates$5.65 M
9France$5.49 M
10The Netherlands$5.11 M
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U.S. exports of Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts increased 19.75 percent through December to $250.66 million

U.S. exports of Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts increased 19.75 percent from $209.32 million to $250.66 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 539 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 568 for the last full year with a total value of $209.32 million, a $2.22 million, 1.05 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 Saudi Arabia, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Ukraine. 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..

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Australia $58,721,498
2Saudi Arabia $54,346,647
3Canada $21,497,021
4Chile $7,276,794
5Ukraine $7,076,057
6Germany $6,212,520
7United Kingdom $6,020,327
8United Arab Emirates $5,646,791
9France $5,491,128
10The Netherlands $5,108,412

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1BOSTON, MA $31,978,768
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $15,667,498
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $11,879,542
4LOS ANGELES, CA $7,526,296
5CLEVELAND, OH $5,939,396
6PHILADELPHIA, PA $4,173,000
7SAN FRANCISCO, CA $3,292,886
8LAREDO, TX $2,893,724
9DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $2,874,284
10CHICAGO, IL $2,794,936

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Boston’s Logan International Airport rose 11.61 percent compared to last year to $61.32 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 95.66 percent compared to last year to $38.97 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 14656 percent compared to last year to $24.71 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 17.36 percent compared to last year to $24.51 million.
  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. fell 53.72 percent compared to last year to $11.88 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 increased $11.45 million, 24.21 percent, (23.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Saudi Arabia increased $49.04 million, 924.07 percent, (21.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $3.13 million, 17.06 percent, (8.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Chile increased $3.08 million, 73.27 percent, (2.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Ukraine increased $5.98 million, 546.63 percent, (2.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.41 percent of all these Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $148.92 million of the $250.66 million total.

All totaled, 64.39 percent of all these Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $161.39 million of the $250.66 million total