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

Imports: Laser-based machine tools

Laser-based machine tools, the No. 396 import by value totaled $68.56 million for the month of October, $667.22 million through October of 2018, and $669.37 million 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
1Switzerland$135.98 M
2Japan$116.38 M
3Germany$113.47 M
4China$72.9 M
5Italy$44.07 M
6Canada$36.72 M
7South Korea$22.14 M
8Thailand$19.67 M
9Singapore$14.43 M
10United Kingdom$13.42 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $667.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $146,464,086
2Port of Los Angeles $74,336,759
3Port of Virginia $61,677,830
4Port of Charleston $57,186,194
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $49,431,908
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $45,193,709
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $27,406,368
8Port of Long Beach $22,292,576
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $19,475,931
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $15,356,730

U.S. imports of Laser-based machine tools increased 23.91 percent through October to $667.22 million

U.S. imports of Laser-based machine tools increased 23.91 percent from $538.46 million to $667.22 million 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 396 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 423 for the last full year with a total value of $669.37 million, a $14.96 million, 2.19 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Switzerland, 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $135,982,398
2Japan $116,379,840
3Germany $113,469,485
4China $72,904,979
5Italy $44,074,855
6Canada $36,717,967
7South Korea $22,137,440
8Thailand $19,669,635
9Singapore $14,425,109
10United Kingdom $13,424,825

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $27,528,115
2Los Angeles $16,233,422
3Chicago $12,599,733
4Norfolk $10,220,972
5Charleston $10,028,728
6Detroit $7,806,798
7Seattle $7,129,118
8Baltimore $3,828,274
9Boston $3,300,846
10Atlanta/Savannah $2,413,198

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 Newark rose 58.78 percent compared to last year to $146.46 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 30 percent compared to last year to $74.34 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 11.7 percent compared to last year to $61.68 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 54.5 percent compared to last year to $57.19 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 23.49 percent compared to last year to $49.43 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 increased $47.93 million, 54.43 percent, (20.38 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $34.18 million, 41.58 percent, (17.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $16.14 million, 16.58 percent, (17.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $18.02 million, 32.84 percent, (10.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $9.28 million, 26.67 percent, (6.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.36 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $482.81 million of the $667.22 million total.

All totaled, 58.32 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $389.1 million of the $667.22 million total