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

Imports: Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear

Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear, the No. 174 import by value totaled $222.46 million for the month of December, $2.5 billion through December 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$1.12 B
2Italy$849.03 M
3Taiwan$202.18 M
4Japan$85.59 M
5Thailand$83.64 M
6Mexico$44.72 M
7Hong Kong$30.42 M
8France$16.43 M
9Israel$11.69 M
10Germany$9.65 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.5 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $347,049,567
2Port of Los Angeles $330,064,270
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $236,152,528
4Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $232,054,285
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $225,569,387
6Philadelphia International Airport $132,818,574
7Los Angeles International Airport $131,593,564
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $107,189,104
9Port of Long Beach $92,874,988
10Miami International Airport $92,526,463

U.S. imports of Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear increased 6.76 percent through December to $2.5 billion

U.S. imports of Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear increased 6.76 percent from $2.34 billion to $2.5 billion in 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 174 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 167 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,123,809,095
2Italy $849,033,062
3Taiwan $202,181,110
4Japan $85,587,074
5Thailand $83,637,486
6Mexico $44,716,793
7Hong Kong $30,422,805
8France $16,427,527
9Israel $11,690,101
10Germany $9,653,409

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $129,806,903
2Los Angeles $128,527,847
3New York City $91,779,205
4Chicago $68,333,398
5Cleveland $61,876,811
6Great Falls, Mont. $27,349,641
7Providence, R.I. $27,000,285
8New Orleans $25,388,117
9Philadelphia $12,924,526
10Boston $11,537,899

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 16.42 percent compared to last year to $347.05 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 6.21 percent compared to last year to $330.06 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 3.15 percent compared to last year to $236.15 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 50.38 percent compared to last year to $232.05 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 18.65 percent compared to last year to $225.57 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 $79.86 million, 7.65 percent, (45.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy increased $80.57 million, 10.49 percent, (34.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $23.27 million, 13 percent, (8.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $5.92 million, 7.42 percent, (3.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $39.79 million, 90.76 percent, (3.35 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 December of this year. That is equal to $2.34 billion of the $2.5 billion total.

All totaled, 54.93 percent of all these Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.37 billion of the $2.5 billion total