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

Exports: Scales, balances

Scales, balances, the No. 1028 export by value totaled $1.43 million for the month of December, $16.86 million through December of 2018, and $15.41 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
1Canada$8.12 M
2Mexico$2.14 M
3China$1.05 M
4United Kingdom$867,720
5Colombia$650,041
6Germany$296,564
7Peru$296,374
8Argentina$220,073
9Switzerland$193,364
10Italy$188,825
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U.S. exports of Scales, balances increased 9.40 percent through December to $16.86 million

U.S. exports of Scales, balances increased 9.40 percent from $15.41 million to $16.86 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 1028 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1038 for the last full year with a total value of $15.41 million, a $9,429, 0.06 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 China and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $8,123,913
2Mexico $2,139,692
3China $1,051,810
4United Kingdom $867,720
5Colombia $650,041
6Germany $296,564
7Peru $296,374
8Argentina $220,073
9Switzerland $193,364
10Italy $188,825

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $2,139,900
2LAREDO, TX $933,928
3BUFFALO, NY $918,388
4MIAMI, FL $721,042
5CLEVELAND, OH $623,870
6LOW VALUE $558,092
7LOS ANGELES, CA $416,152
8OGDENSBURG, NY $407,096
9NEW YORK CITY, NY $373,088
10CHICAGO, IL $239,746

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 12.69 percent compared to last year to $2.69 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 5.88 percent compared to last year to $1.75 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 83.15 percent compared to last year to $1.63 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 63.09 percent compared to last year to $1.37 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 3.63 percent compared to last year to $1.21 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 increased $2.04 million, 33.52 percent, (48.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $38,816, 1.85 percent, (12.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $124,129, 13.38 percent, (6.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $115,779, 11.77 percent, (5.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Colombia increased $341,574, 110.73 percent, (3.86 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.11 percent of all these Scales, balances exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $12.83 million of the $16.86 million total.

All totaled, 51.3 percent of all these Scales, balances exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $8.65 million of the $16.86 million total