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

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

Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst, the No. 224 import by value totaled $117.48 million for the month of December, $1.73 billion through December 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$410.65 M
2Germany$372.56 M
3Canada$239.18 M
4China$162.15 M
5Mexico$115.82 M
6Switzerland$100.33 M
7Italy$51.3 M
8South Korea$46.22 M
9Austria$33.7 M
10Poland$32.06 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.73 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $237,842,130
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $204,721,535
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $135,296,114
4Port of Newark $119,648,519
5Port of Long Beach $117,258,732
6Port Laredo $101,896,370
7Port of Charleston $77,057,795
8Port of Virginia $67,193,802
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $61,396,911
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $61,095,637

U.S. imports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst decreased 14.83 percent through December to $1.73 billion

U.S. imports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst decreased 14.83 percent from $2.03 billion to $1.73 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 224 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 187 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $410,649,444
2Germany $372,556,780
3Canada $239,182,527
4China $162,151,999
5Mexico $115,817,072
6Switzerland $100,326,910
7Italy $51,298,567
8South Korea $46,224,322
9Austria $33,704,806
10Poland $32,058,715

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $66,249,087
2Chicago $48,781,937
3Los Angeles $41,111,412
4Atlanta/Savannah $35,729,217
5New York City $26,020,226
6Laredo $24,971,447
7Cleveland $16,877,177
8Charleston $15,522,604
9Mobile $14,702,772
10New Orleans $12,284,885

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 21.03 percent compared to last year to $237.84 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 10.7 percent compared to last year to $204.72 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 3.13 percent compared to last year to $135.3 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 3.75 percent compared to last year to $119.65 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 14.81 percent compared to last year to $117.26 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 decreased $122.09 million, 22.92 percent, (23.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $79.3 million, 17.55 percent, (21.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $44.18 million, 15.59 percent, (13.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $12.29 million, 7.05 percent, (9.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $3.92 million, 3.5 percent, (6.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.34 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 December of this year. That is equal to $1.3 billion of the $1.73 billion total.

All totaled, 47.21 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 December of this year. That is equal to $814.77 million of the $1.73 billion total