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

Imports: Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear

Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear, the No. 158 import by value totaled $207.52 million for the month of July, $1.57 billion through July of 2019, and $2.5 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$705.48 M
2Italy$536.03 M
3Taiwan$106.59 M
4Thailand$73.96 M
5Japan$47.46 M
6Mexico$37.04 M
7Hong Kong$17.79 M
8France$12.25 M
9Canada$6.26 M
10Israel$5.69 M
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U.S. imports of Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear increased 4.50 percent through July to $1.57 billion

U.S. imports of Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear increased 4.50 percent from $1.5 billion to $1.57 billion through the first seven 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 158 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 168 for the last full year with a total value of $2.5 billion, a $158.09 million, 6.76 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $705,482,522
2Italy $536,032,849
3Taiwan $106,594,707
4Thailand $73,956,754
5Japan $47,463,951
6Mexico $37,036,338
7Hong Kong $17,787,767
8France $12,253,821
9Canada $6,261,370
10Israel $5,693,794

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $176,033,736
2Los Angeles $163,170,490
3New York City $116,949,239
4Chicago $90,882,262
5Cleveland $83,518,631
6Great Falls, Mont. $34,468,331
7New Orleans $33,764,290
8Boston $27,361,887
9Providence, R.I. $27,176,864
10Philadelphia $18,489,395

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 5.16 percent compared to last year to $203.12 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.56 percent compared to last year to $193.68 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 12.55 percent compared to last year to $141.62 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 5.52 percent compared to last year to $138.9 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 0.88 percent compared to last year to $136.28 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 $12.81 million, 1.85 percent, (44.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy increased $22.66 million, 4.41 percent, (34.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan decreased $8.43 million, 7.33 percent, (6.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $30.24 million, 69.18 percent, (4.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $2.13 million, 4.3 percent, (3.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.58 percent of all these Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.47 billion of the $1.57 billion total.

All totaled, 51.81 percent of all these Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $813.59 million of the $1.57 billion total