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

Imports: Computer chips

Computer chips, the No. 10 import by value totaled $2.45 billion for the month of February, $4.97 billion through February 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$1.92 B
2Taiwan$705.32 M
3Canada$418.49 M
4South Korea$389.51 M
5China$245.47 M
6Philippines$232.99 M
7Mexico$202.08 M
8Japan$174.62 M
9Thailand$158.62 M
10Ireland$134.01 M
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U.S. imports of Computer chips decreased 10.42 percent through February to $4.97 billion

U.S. imports of Computer chips decreased 10.42 percent from $5.55 billion to $4.97 billion through the first two 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 10 through February 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans 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 Ireland. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $1,922,826,886
2Taiwan $705,316,530
3Canada $418,490,022
4South Korea $389,509,686
5China $245,468,493
6Philippines $232,991,792
7Mexico $202,076,027
8Japan $174,615,456
9Thailand $158,616,539
10Ireland $134,012,840

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 22.57 percent compared to last year to $1.24 billion.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 3.63 percent compared to last year to $1.07 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 19.5 percent compared to last year to $582.85 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 27.5 percent compared to last year to $541.28 million.
  • Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. rose 248.59 percent compared to last year to $407.26 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 $348.05 million, 15.33 percent, (38.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $70.44 million, 11.1 percent, (14.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $286.47 million, 216.99 percent, (8.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $14.82 million, 3.96 percent, (7.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $242.13 million, 49.66 percent, (4.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.08 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $3.68 billion of the $4.97 billion total.

All totaled, 77.23 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $3.84 billion of the $4.97 billion total