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

Imports: Defense-related aircraft, parts

Defense-related aircraft, parts, the No. 20 import by value totaled $1.52 billion for the month of December, $19.03 billion through December of 2018, and $16.64 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
1Japan$4.18 B
2Canada$2.17 B
3Italy$2.07 B
4France$1.8 B
5United Kingdom$1.78 B
6Mexico$1.24 B
7Germany$789.56 M
8South Korea$684.93 M
9China$547.5 M
10Australia$439.09 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $19.03 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $4,066,256,607
2Port of Everett, Wash. $1,661,944,496
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $1,020,661,923
4Port of Tacoma, Wash. $803,717,194
5Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $784,965,288
6Port of New Orleans $731,257,932
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $632,249,228
8Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $610,329,218
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $575,718,895
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $570,502,093

U.S. imports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 14.40 percent through December to $19.03 billion

U.S. imports of Defense-related aircraft, parts increased 14.40 percent from $16.64 billion to $19.03 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 20 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 22 for the last full year with a total value of $16.64 billion, a $28.43 million, 0.17 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading 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.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $4,175,361,805
2Canada $2,173,615,470
3Italy $2,066,240,914
4France $1,799,860,688
5United Kingdom $1,777,438,916
6Mexico $1,238,168,212
7Germany $789,558,183
8South Korea $684,929,360
9China $547,500,034
10Australia $439,086,023

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $972,097,981
2Charleston $855,880,242
3Dallas $234,398,183
4Mobile $225,908,747
5New York City $187,374,274
6Los Angeles $181,070,136
7Detroit $173,706,745
8San Diego $169,531,628
9Atlanta/Savannah $163,280,313
10New Orleans $150,350,076

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 59.48 percent compared to last year to $4.07 billion.
  • Port of Everett, Wash. fell 12.45 percent compared to last year to $1.66 billion.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 41.84 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 5.55 percent compared to last year to $803.72 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 8.32 percent compared to last year to $784.97 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 $169.29 million, 4.23 percent, (21.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $74.26 million, 3.54 percent, (11.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Italy increased $987.54 million, 91.55 percent, (10.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $212.4 million, 13.38 percent, (9.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $363.83 million, 25.74 percent, (9.34 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.01 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $11.99 billion of the $19.03 billion total.

All totaled, 43.8 percent of all these Defense-related aircraft, parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $8.34 billion of the $19.03 billion total