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

Imports: Computer chips

Computer chips, the No. 10 import by value totaled $2.59 billion for the month of October, $28.91 billion through October of 2018, and $33.37 billion 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
1Malaysia$12.21 B
2Taiwan$3.51 B
3China$2.92 B
4South Korea$1.7 B
5Philippines$1.29 B
6Mexico$1.15 B
7Vietnam$1.13 B
8Japan$1.06 B
9Ireland$929.78 M
10Thailand$808.47 M
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U.S. imports of Computer chips increased 5.47 percent through October to $28.91 billion

U.S. imports of Computer chips increased 5.47 percent from $27.42 billion to $28.91 billion 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 10 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 9 for the last full year with a total value of $33.37 billion, a $2.72 billion, 8.89 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $12,212,068,602
2Taiwan $3,506,576,443
3China $2,918,705,213
4South Korea $1,699,059,092
5Philippines $1,293,896,966
6Mexico $1,151,710,979
7Vietnam $1,128,547,730
8Japan $1,062,385,925
9Ireland $929,784,876
10Thailand $808,473,361

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Anchorage $1,357,087,425
2San Francisco $1,107,219,511
3New Orleans $875,668,206
4Los Angeles $800,585,629
5Cleveland $357,948,435
6Seattle $269,585,822
7San Diego $227,071,845
8Atlanta/Savannah $126,438,343
9St. Albans, Vt. $116,831,377
10Chicago $98,770,770

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:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 4.64 percent compared to last year to $8.08 billion.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 6.65 percent compared to last year to $5.85 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 39.7 percent compared to last year to $4.58 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 11.36 percent compared to last year to $3.56 billion.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. fell 5.32 percent compared to last year to $1.11 billion.

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 Malaysia increased $2.16 billion, 21.52 percent, (42.23 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $248 million, 7.61 percent, (12.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $710.35 million, 32.17 percent, (10.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $83.85 million, 5.19 percent, (5.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines increased $12.13 million, 0.95 percent, (4.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.81 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $21.63 billion of the $28.91 billion total.

All totaled, 80.2 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $23.19 billion of the $28.91 billion total