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

Imports: Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst

Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst, the No. 221 import by value totaled $134.63 million for the month of October, $1.48 billion through October of 2018, and $2.03 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$342.98 M
2Germany$322.81 M
3Canada$209.42 M
4China$140.11 M
5Mexico$97.7 M
6Switzerland$88.51 M
7Italy$45.15 M
8South Korea$38.28 M
9Poland$30.52 M
10Austria$29.19 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.48 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $196,715,949
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $183,519,235
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $110,604,092
4Port of Newark $105,277,115
5Port of Long Beach $103,501,837
6Port Laredo $86,374,453
7Port of Charleston $68,114,296
8Port of Virginia $62,307,667
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $57,583,606
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $50,858,337

U.S. imports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst decreased 9.06 percent through October to $1.48 billion

U.S. imports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst decreased 9.06 percent from $1.63 billion to $1.48 billion through the first 10 months of 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 221 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 193 for the last full year with a total value of $2.03 billion, a $486.84 million, 31.62 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $342,983,147
2Germany $322,809,669
3Canada $209,417,935
4China $140,106,057
5Mexico $97,696,806
6Switzerland $88,513,296
7Italy $45,145,746
8South Korea $38,279,533
9Poland $30,522,836
10Austria $29,192,359

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $46,494,007
2Los Angeles $31,394,645
3Chicago $29,369,062
4Atlanta/Savannah $26,685,848
5Laredo $16,900,014
6New York City $14,778,758
7Cleveland $11,485,802
8Charleston $10,969,605
9Mobile $10,854,307
10New Orleans $9,944,935

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 16.64 percent compared to last year to $196.72 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 1.58 percent compared to last year to $183.52 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 1.36 percent compared to last year to $110.6 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 9.29 percent compared to last year to $105.28 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 9.21 percent compared to last year to $103.5 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 $88.73 million, 20.55 percent, (23.14 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $19.5 million, 5.7 percent, (21.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $28.59 million, 12.01 percent, (14.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $3.75 million, 2.61 percent, (9.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $204,155, 0.21 percent, (6.59 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.09 percent of all these Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.11 billion of the $1.48 billion total.

All totaled, 47.2 percent of all these Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $699.62 million of the $1.48 billion total