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

Imports: Defense-related aircraft, parts

Defense-related aircraft, parts, the No. 18 import by value totaled $1.83 billion for the month of March, $5.33 billion through March of 2019, and $19.03 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
1Japan$1.22 B
2Italy$577.31 M
3Canada$576.03 M
4France$510.56 M
5United Kingdom$505.77 M
6Mexico$364.8 M
7Germany$223.47 M
8South Korea$206.66 M
9China$145.34 M
10The Netherlands$117.66 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.33 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $1,158,368,953
2Port of Everett, Wash. $479,946,621
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $348,811,560
4Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $210,226,958
5Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $198,262,683
6Port of New Orleans $196,921,130
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $175,071,987
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $173,726,856
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $150,505,180
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $131,561,382

U.S. imports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 16.57 percent through March to $5.33 billion

U.S. imports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 16.57 percent from $4.57 billion to $5.33 billion through the first three 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 18 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 20 for the last full year with a total value of $19.03 billion, a $2.4 billion, 14.40 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 France and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Everett, Wash., No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 France and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Everett, Wash., No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $1,222,269,193
2Italy $577,310,037
3Canada $576,033,849
4France $510,562,585
5United Kingdom $505,767,275
6Mexico $364,797,942
7Germany $223,466,715
8South Korea $206,658,289
9China $145,335,474
10The Netherlands $117,658,184

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $1,321,379,040
2Charleston $1,257,733,194
3Dallas $314,564,451
4Mobile $300,227,905
5New York City $253,759,431
6Los Angeles $246,790,413
7Detroit $233,870,733
8San Diego $230,023,639
9Atlanta/Savannah $221,769,009
10New Orleans $213,586,174

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 16.77 percent compared to last year to $1.16 billion.
  • Port of Everett, Wash. rose 26.41 percent compared to last year to $479.95 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 28.02 percent compared to last year to $348.81 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 41.29 percent compared to last year to $210.23 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 11.04 percent compared to last year to $198.26 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 Japan increased $197.85 million, 19.31 percent, (22.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy increased $76.88 million, 15.36 percent, (10.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $54.39 million, 10.43 percent, (10.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $94.59 million, 22.74 percent, (9.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $102.22 million, 25.33 percent, (9.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.67 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $3.39 billion of the $5.33 billion total.

All totaled, 44.97 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $2.4 billion of the $5.33 billion total