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

Imports: Computers

Computers, the No. 4 import by value totaled $7.02 billion for the month of September, $65.73 billion through September of 2019, and $92.67 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
1China$33.19 B
2Mexico$19.86 B
3Taiwan$4.15 B
4Thailand$3.11 B
5Vietnam$912.88 M
6Malaysia$624.02 M
7Germany$565.13 M
8Philippines$478.78 M
9Japan$462.94 M
10Canada$378.47 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $65.73 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $14,058,601,941
2Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $10,179,238,499
3Los Angeles International Airport $6,225,472,915
4Port of Los Angeles $5,598,365,804
5El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $5,453,177,153
6Port Laredo $4,014,116,339
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,751,271,766
8Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $2,524,764,660
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $2,080,457,425
10Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $1,850,897,365

U.S. imports of Computers decreased 3.74 percent through September to $65.73 billion

U.S. imports of Computers decreased 3.74 percent from $68.28 billion to $65.73 billion through the first nine 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 4 through September among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 4 for the last full year with a total value of $92.67 billion, a $8.64 billion, 10.28 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $33,188,952,995
2Mexico $19,864,225,722
3Taiwan $4,147,761,027
4Thailand $3,112,264,483
5Vietnam $912,876,628
6Malaysia $624,018,128
7Germany $565,128,781
8Philippines $478,779,477
9Japan $462,939,855
10Canada $378,471,466

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1El Paso $6,157,601,223
2Los Angeles $6,097,960,889
3Chicago $3,813,125,019
4New Orleans $2,624,221,813
5Laredo $2,108,161,846
6Cleveland $1,866,005,988
7San Francisco $1,324,962,495
8New York City $1,074,963,483
9Atlanta/Savannah $811,244,616
10Dallas $604,352,356

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 22.47 percent compared to last year to $14.06 billion.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. rose 17.26 percent compared to last year to $10.18 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 10.04 percent compared to last year to $6.23 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 24.64 percent compared to last year to $5.6 billion.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 10.93 percent compared to last year to $5.45 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 China decreased $4.94 billion, 12.96 percent, (50.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $367.25 million, 1.88 percent, (30.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $2.27 billion, 121.39 percent, (6.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $314.46 million, 9.18 percent, (4.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $363.12 million, 66.05 percent, (1.39 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.15 percent of all these Computers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $61.23 billion of the $65.73 billion total.

All totaled, 63.16 percent of all these Computers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $41.51 billion of the $65.73 billion total

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