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

Imports: Cameras, flashes

Cameras, flashes, the No. 517 import by value totaled $51.38 million for the month of October, $359.23 million through October of 2018, and $427.81 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$176.93 M
2Philippines$66.48 M
3Thailand$22.42 M
4Canada$11.46 M
5Japan$8.9 M
6Taiwan$8.76 M
7Germany$8.21 M
8United Kingdom$7.49 M
9Sweden$7.34 M
10Italy$6.88 M
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U.S. imports of Cameras, flashes increased 8.35 percent through October to $359.23 million

U.S. imports of Cameras, flashes increased 8.35 percent from $331.53 million to $359.23 million through the first 10 months of 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 517 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 516 for the last full year with a total value of $427.81 million, a $55.27 million, 14.84 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Sweden and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $176,928,642
2Philippines $66,482,785
3Thailand $22,417,141
4Canada $11,459,718
5Japan $8,904,133
6Taiwan $8,755,282
7Germany $8,208,181
8United Kingdom $7,492,401
9Sweden $7,339,609
10Italy $6,875,512

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $11,534,544
2New York City $10,828,709
3Chicago $4,386,051
4Cleveland $3,335,046
5Atlanta/Savannah $1,967,389
6New Orleans $1,674,256
7Great Falls, Mont. $1,505,814
8San Francisco $1,098,194
9Charleston $895,450
10Phoenix/Nogales $837,342

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 143.91 percent compared to last year to $97.76 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 14.59 percent compared to last year to $49.78 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 31.14 percent compared to last year to $47.32 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 63.81 percent compared to last year to $29.82 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 43.42 percent compared to last year to $29.01 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. imports from No. 1 China increased $13.11 million, 8 percent, (49.25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Philippines increased $14.37 million, 27.58 percent, (18.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $7.03 million, 45.69 percent, (6.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $941,499, 8.95 percent, (3.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $1.48 million, 14.29 percent, (2.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.67 percent of all these Cameras, flashes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $286.19 million of the $359.23 million total.

All totaled, 70.62 percent of all these Cameras, flashes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $253.69 million of the $359.23 million total