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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Computer chips

Computer chips, the No. 11 import by value totaled $3.21 billion for the month of August, $21.34 billion through August of 2019, and $34.72 billion 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Malaysia$9.74 B
2Taiwan$2.51 B
3South Korea$1.47 B
4Vietnam$1.03 B
5China$1.01 B
6Canada$1 B
7Philippines$825.09 M
8Mexico$778.44 M
9Japan$747.11 M
10Thailand$612.16 M
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U.S. imports of Computer chips decreased 9.39 percent through August to $21.34 billion

U.S. imports of Computer chips decreased 9.39 percent from $23.55 billion to $21.34 billion through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 11 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 10 for the last full year with a total value of $34.72 billion, a $1.35 billion, 4.04 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 China. 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 Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt..

In the last previous full year, theleading 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..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $9,740,779,924
2Taiwan $2,513,300,643
3South Korea $1,469,203,463
4Vietnam $1,032,658,565
5China $1,014,427,095
6Canada $1,001,273,062
7Philippines $825,088,015
8Mexico $778,436,569
9Japan $747,105,488
10Thailand $612,156,177

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Anchorage $2,946,996,459
2San Francisco $2,124,774,867
3New Orleans $2,034,602,067
4Los Angeles $1,441,664,104
5Cleveland $769,351,061
6San Diego $480,819,325
7Seattle $403,084,789
8St. Albans, Vt. $229,644,142
9Chicago $198,468,286
10Atlanta/Savannah $183,807,962

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 4.23 percent compared to last year to $6.3 billion.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 15.91 percent compared to last year to $4.02 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 15.86 percent compared to last year to $3.19 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 21.2 percent compared to last year to $2.25 billion.
  • Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. rose 95.14 percent compared to last year to $959.8 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 Malaysia decreased $182.68 million, 1.84 percent, (45.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $253.76 million, 9.17 percent, (11.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $136.34 million, 10.23 percent, (6.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Vietnam increased $98.51 million, 10.54 percent, (4.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $1.55 billion, 60.48 percent, (4.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.91 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $15.77 billion of the $21.34 billion total.

All totaled, 78.34 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $16.71 billion of the $21.34 billion total