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

Imports: Firearms other than handguns

Firearms other than handguns, the No. 759 import by value totaled $14.5 million for the month of August, $99.47 million through August of 2019, and $161.53 million 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
1China$29.2 M
2Taiwan$27.7 M
3Spain$13.89 M
4Mexico$6.28 M
5Japan$6.09 M
6Hong Kong$3.48 M
7United Kingdom$3 M
8Sweden$2.41 M
9Germany$1.94 M
10Turkey$1.61 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $99.47 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $39,668,247
2Port of Newark $18,579,595
3Port of Virginia $8,266,539
4Pharr International Bridge in Texas $6,255,725
5Port of Houston $5,719,588
6Port of Rochester, N.Y. $3,774,119
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,251,712
8Port of Long Beach $2,349,078
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,967,348
10Boston’s Logan International Airport $1,908,042

U.S. imports of Firearms other than handguns decreased 4.25 percent through August to $99.47 million

U.S. imports of Firearms other than handguns decreased 4.25 percent from $103.88 million to $99.47 million through the first eight 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 759 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 749 for the last full year with a total value of $161.53 million, a $4.76 million, 3.04 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Pharr International Bridge in Texas and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $29,196,910
2Taiwan $27,697,470
3Spain $13,885,435
4Mexico $6,276,730
5Japan $6,089,701
6Hong Kong $3,482,302
7United Kingdom $3,002,380
8Sweden $2,412,252
9Germany $1,942,834
10Turkey $1,610,521

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $14,220,615
2Houston $7,733,822
3St. Louis $7,063,455
4New York City $4,542,089
5Buffalo $4,472,875
6Atlanta/Savannah $3,032,720
7Boston $1,882,393
8Dallas $1,875,644
9Laredo $1,728,437
10New Orleans $1,263,825

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.04 percent compared to last year to $39.67 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 8.68 percent compared to last year to $18.58 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 3063.98 percent compared to last year to $8.27 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 294.51 percent compared to last year to $6.26 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 21.2 percent compared to last year to $5.72 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 China decreased $7.1 million, 19.56 percent, (29.35 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $3.78 million, 12.02 percent, (27.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Spain increased $4.23 million, 43.84 percent, (13.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $4.69 million, 295.83 percent, (6.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $123,887, 2.08 percent, (6.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.59 percent of all these Firearms other than handguns imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $83.15 million of the $99.47 million total.

All totaled, 78.91 percent of all these Firearms other than handguns imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $78.49 million of the $99.47 million total