Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Defense-related aircraft, parts

Defense-related aircraft, parts, the No. 20 import by value totaled $1.36 billion for the month of February, $2.9 billion through February of 2020, and $20.23 billion for all of 2019, 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$545.34 M
2United Kingdom$359.89 M
3Canada$327.37 M
4France$299.89 M
5Mexico$219.08 M
6Italy$198.59 M
7Germany$143.13 M
8South Korea$89.28 M
9Israel$84.34 M
10China$78.59 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.9 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $410,918,126
2Port of Everett, Wash. $243,202,473
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $208,767,990
4Port of New Orleans $159,018,980
5Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $125,860,911
6Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $103,739,502
7Miami Int’l Airport $100,497,486
8Port of Houston $97,739,040
9Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $93,065,612
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $88,519,382

U.S. imports of Defense-related aircraft, parts decreased 16.93 percent through February to $2.9 billion

U.S. imports of Defense-related aircraft, parts decreased 16.93 percent from $3.49 billion to $2.9 billion through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 20 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 18 for the last full year with a total value of $20.23 billion, a $1.19 billion, 6.26 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 France and No. 5 Mexico. 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 New Orleans and No. 5 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 France. 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 New Orleans and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $545,339,510
2United Kingdom $359,894,810
3Canada $327,372,013
4France $299,889,653
5Mexico $219,081,103
6Italy $198,590,336
7Germany $143,130,217
8South Korea $89,278,566
9Israel $84,335,493
10China $78,590,384

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $291,850,253
2Charleston $173,449,348
3Mobile $143,367,320
4Houston $87,486,159
5Dallas $77,110,349
6Los Angeles $69,947,961
7Atlanta/Savannah $69,210,883
8New Orleans $67,820,288
9New York City $65,213,417
10San Diego $58,706,393

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 46.49 percent compared to last year to $410.92 million.
  • Port of Everett, Wash. fell 18.73 percent compared to last year to $243.2 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 20.78 percent compared to last year to $208.77 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 22.42 percent compared to last year to $159.02 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. fell 9.72 percent compared to last year to $125.86 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 decreased $253.02 million, 31.69 percent, (18.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $10.86 million, 3.11 percent, (12.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $45.08 million, 12.1 percent, (11.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France decreased $43.22 million, 12.6 percent, (10.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $19.07 million, 8.01 percent, (7.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.35 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.75 billion of the $2.9 billion total.

All totaled, 39.55 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.15 billion of the $2.9 billion total