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

Imports: Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear

Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear, the No. 176 import by value totaled $204.7 million for the month of October, $2.07 billion through October of 2018, and $2.34 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
1China$934.52 M
2Italy$705.75 M
3Taiwan$167.25 M
4Japan$70.76 M
5Thailand$64.4 M
6Mexico$37.04 M
7Hong Kong$25.46 M
8France$13.46 M
9Israel$10.7 M
10Germany$8.19 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.07 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $286,873,948
2Port of Los Angeles $265,062,993
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $204,442,620
4Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $186,379,819
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $185,290,145
6Philadelphia International Airport $132,586,464
7Los Angeles International Airport $112,250,020
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $93,509,853
9Port of Long Beach $80,958,396
10Miami International Airport $62,660,219

U.S. imports of Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear increased 6.73 percent through October to $2.07 billion

U.S. imports of Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear increased 6.73 percent from $1.94 billion to $2.07 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 176 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 170 for the last full year with a total value of $2.34 billion, a $14.44 million, 0.61 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $934,521,973
2Italy $705,746,284
3Taiwan $167,252,499
4Japan $70,763,240
5Thailand $64,402,817
6Mexico $37,038,109
7Hong Kong $25,456,804
8France $13,464,548
9Israel $10,703,995
10Germany $8,187,490

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $83,203,550
2Atlanta/Savannah $82,832,748
3New York City $63,323,164
4Chicago $40,954,493
5Cleveland $38,325,307
6Providence, R.I. $26,591,053
7Great Falls, Mont. $19,318,144
8New Orleans $17,942,331
9Philadelphia $7,303,935
10San Francisco $5,432,268

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 Newark rose 14.37 percent compared to last year to $286.87 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 7.23 percent compared to last year to $265.06 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 2.69 percent compared to last year to $204.44 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 50.02 percent compared to last year to $186.38 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 25.1 percent compared to last year to $185.29 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 $77.03 million, 8.98 percent, (45.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy increased $70.8 million, 11.15 percent, (34.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $18.44 million, 12.39 percent, (8.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $3.31 million, 4.91 percent, (3.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $30.57 million, 90.36 percent, (3.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.94 percent of all these Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.94 billion of the $2.07 billion total.

All totaled, 54.55 percent of all these Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.13 billion of the $2.07 billion total