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

Imports: Laser-based machine tools

Laser-based machine tools, the No. 379 import by value totaled $63.7 million for the month of February, $137.92 million through February 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
1Germany$34.69 M
2Switzerland$29.95 M
3Japan$19.03 M
4China$9.55 M
5Italy$7.98 M
6South Korea$5.01 M
7Mexico$4.72 M
8Singapore$4.57 M
9Canada$4.46 M
10United Kingdom$4.03 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $137.92 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $41,215,551
2Port of Charleston $13,325,373
3Port of Los Angeles $13,023,351
4Port of Virginia $10,735,293
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $8,894,702
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $7,596,833
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $6,273,734
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,132,311
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $2,928,791
10Los Angeles International Airport $2,795,810

U.S. imports of Laser-based machine tools increased 18.68 percent through February to $137.92 million

U.S. imports of Laser-based machine tools increased 18.68 percent from $116.21 million to $137.92 million through the first two 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 379 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 411 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 February of this year the leading 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 Charleston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $34,694,474
2Switzerland $29,951,536
3Japan $19,028,726
4China $9,546,924
5Italy $7,978,668
6South Korea $5,010,181
7Mexico $4,722,106
8Singapore $4,570,949
9Canada $4,461,836
10United Kingdom $4,030,429

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 41.31 percent compared to last year to $41.22 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 32.35 percent compared to last year to $13.33 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 18.47 percent compared to last year to $13.02 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 1.2 percent compared to last year to $10.74 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 103.63 percent compared to last year to $8.89 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 Germany increased $19.63 million, 130.33 percent, (25.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $7.06 million, 30.86 percent, (21.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $2.5 million, 11.59 percent, (13.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $9.57 million, 50.07 percent, (6.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $1.39 million, 21.05 percent, (5.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.38 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $101.2 million of the $137.92 million total.

All totaled, 63.22 percent of all these Laser-based machine tools imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $87.19 million of the $137.92 million total