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

Imports: Defense-related aircraft, parts

Defense-related aircraft, parts, the No. 19 import by value totaled $1.8 billion for the month of July, $12.17 billion through July 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$2.58 B
2Canada$1.37 B
3United Kingdom$1.26 B
4France$1.24 B
5Italy$1.08 B
6Mexico$864.58 M
7Germany$544.82 M
8South Korea$540.11 M
9China$336.95 M
10Australia$279.79 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.17 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $2,126,564,800
2Port of Everett, Wash. $1,102,206,264
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $812,902,082
4Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $509,526,782
5Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $489,883,477
6Port of New Orleans $474,510,138
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $418,575,079
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $378,816,482
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $371,694,560
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $337,291,575

U.S. imports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 10.27 percent through July to $12.17 billion

U.S. imports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 10.27 percent from $11.04 billion to $12.17 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 19 through July 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 July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 France and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Everett, Wash., No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas 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 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $2,578,681,799
2Canada $1,369,652,746
3United Kingdom $1,262,500,018
4France $1,241,476,649
5Italy $1,077,343,743
6Mexico $864,583,428
7Germany $544,822,013
8South Korea $540,114,967
9China $336,947,825
10Australia $279,788,871

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 7.38 percent compared to last year to $2.13 billion.
  • Port of Everett, Wash. rose 13.06 percent compared to last year to $1.1 billion.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 24.06 percent compared to last year to $812.9 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 14.89 percent compared to last year to $509.53 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 38.02 percent compared to last year to $489.88 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 $178.36 million, 7.43 percent, (21.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $131.33 million, 10.61 percent, (11.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $258.08 million, 25.69 percent, (10.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $151.31 million, 13.88 percent, (10.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy decreased $90.74 million, 7.77 percent, (8.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.86 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $7.53 billion of the $12.17 billion total.

All totaled, 41.42 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $5.04 billion of the $12.17 billion total