Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Scales, balances

Scales, balances, the No. 1027 export by value totaled $1.34 million for the month of December, $15.73 million in 2019, and $16.86 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$6.39 M
2Mexico$2.14 M
3China$948,717
4United Kingdom$800,948
5Peru$659,257
6Germany$551,279
7United Arab Emirates$358,241
8The Netherlands$295,417
9Costa Rica$245,871
10Switzerland$215,428
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U.S. exports of Scales, balances decreased 6.73 percent through December 2019 to $15.73 million

U.S. exports of Scales, balances decreased 6.73 percent from $16.86 million to $15.73 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1027 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1028 for the last full year with a total value of $16.86 million, a $1.45 million, 9.40 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $6,393,431
2Mexico $2,143,989
3China $948,717
4United Kingdom $800,948
5Peru $659,257
6Germany $551,279
7United Arab Emirates $358,241
8The Netherlands $295,417
9Costa Rica $245,871
10Switzerland $215,428

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $1,258,344
2Buffalo $744,957
3Laredo $563,252
4Miami $539,456
5Cleveland $435,257
6Low Value Shipments $372,499
7New York City $296,916
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $280,323
9Los Angeles $213,856
10Chicago $157,002

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 82.92 percent compared to last year to $2.51 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 22.58 percent compared to last year to $1.36 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 8.84 percent compared to last year to $1.31 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 8.64 percent compared to last year to $1.2 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 0.51 percent compared to last year to $1.19 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 Canada decreased $1.73 million, 21.3 percent, (40.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $4,297, 0.2 percent, (13.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $103,093, 9.8 percent, (6.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $66,772, 7.7 percent, (5.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Peru increased $362,883, 122.44 percent, (4.19 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.61 percent of all these Scales, balances exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $10.95 million of the $15.73 million total.

All totaled, 48.17 percent of all these Scales, balances exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $7.57 million of the $15.73 million total