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

Imports: Laser-based machine tools

Laser-based machine tools, the No. 380 import by value totaled $64.68 million for the month of August, $557.89 million through August of 2019, and $836.52 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
1Switzerland$111.41 M
2Germany$109.55 M
3Japan$93.7 M
4Italy$44.69 M
5China$36.9 M
6Canada$28 M
7South Korea$18.57 M
8Singapore$17.97 M
9Mexico$16.98 M
10United Kingdom$16.68 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $557.89 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $122,771,358
2Port of Virginia $53,913,584
3Port of Los Angeles $52,790,215
4Port of Charleston $44,952,925
5Port of Tacoma, Wash. $36,711,893
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $36,616,037
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $20,644,507
8Port of Long Beach $17,115,288
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $15,925,175
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $13,638,230

U.S. imports of Laser-based machine tools increased 3.28 percent through August to $557.89 million

U.S. imports of Laser-based machine tools increased 3.28 percent from $540.2 million to $557.89 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 380 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 389 for the last full year with a total value of $836.52 million, a $167.15 million, 24.97 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $111,413,050
2Germany $109,550,425
3Japan $93,695,973
4Italy $44,693,837
5China $36,903,403
6Canada $27,999,507
7South Korea $18,568,249
8Singapore $17,972,572
9Mexico $16,980,981
10United Kingdom $16,675,887

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $69,574,829
2Los Angeles $33,140,987
3Chicago $28,538,143
4Detroit $25,865,928
5Seattle $22,996,328
6Charleston $21,224,862
7Norfolk $20,820,656
8Baltimore $14,218,601
9Boston $6,731,645
10Houston $5,340,147

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 Newark rose 0.02 percent compared to last year to $122.77 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 13.75 percent compared to last year to $53.91 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 13.92 percent compared to last year to $52.79 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 3.34 percent compared to last year to $44.95 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 10.87 percent compared to last year to $36.71 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 Switzerland decreased $1.42 million, 1.26 percent, (19.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $19.47 million, 21.61 percent, (19.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $3.63 million, 4.04 percent, (16.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $9.75 million, 27.9 percent, (8.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $25.31 million, 40.68 percent, (6.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.03 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $396.26 million of the $557.89 million total.

All totaled, 55.77 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $311.14 million of the $557.89 million total