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

Imports: Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines

Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines, the No. 103 import by value totaled $359.63 million for the month of March, $1.11 billion through March of 2019, and $4.74 billion 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
1Mexico$228.38 M
2Canada$196.51 M
3Japan$149.72 M
4Germany$137.69 M
5Italy$73 M
6China$44.03 M
7Austria$35.74 M
8South Korea$35.07 M
9The Netherlands$29.18 M
10United Kingdom$21.28 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.11 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $99,177,291
2Port of Newark $88,604,568
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $86,689,618
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $74,506,776
5Port Laredo $72,739,727
6Port of Houston $54,955,749
7Port of Virginia $46,747,244
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $46,596,316
9Port of Long Beach $43,791,814
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $43,638,192

U.S. imports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines decreased 0.22 percent through March to $1.11 billion

U.S. imports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines decreased 0.22 percent from $1.11 billion to $1.11 billion through the first three 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 103 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 104 for the last full year with a total value of $4.74 billion, a $405.55 million, 9.36 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $228,376,149
2Canada $196,511,085
3Japan $149,723,301
4Germany $137,693,403
5Italy $72,996,254
6China $44,032,566
7Austria $35,740,737
8South Korea $35,074,060
9The Netherlands $29,180,641
10United Kingdom $21,276,299

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $223,119,713
2Los Angeles $118,378,596
3Laredo $105,991,164
4Atlanta/Savannah $102,906,173
5New York City $101,530,084
6Phoenix/Nogales $84,403,347
7Charleston $69,321,902
8Chicago $66,647,669
9Pembina, N.D. $52,652,283
10San Diego $50,451,752

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 26.57 percent compared to last year to $99.18 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 5.3 percent compared to last year to $88.6 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 69.41 percent compared to last year to $86.69 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 12.84 percent compared to last year to $74.51 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 46.96 percent compared to last year to $72.74 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 Mexico increased $38.72 million, 20.42 percent, (20.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $4.22 million, 2.1 percent, (17.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $18.02 million, 10.74 percent, (13.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $27.34 million, 16.57 percent, (12.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $20.89 million, 40.1 percent, (6.6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.99 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $785.3 million of the $1.11 billion total.

All totaled, 38.13 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $421.72 million of the $1.11 billion total