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

Imports: Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines

Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines, the No. 100 import by value totaled $411.45 million for the month of December, $4.74 billion through December of 2018, and $4.33 billion 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
1Canada$925.75 M
2Mexico$851.49 M
3Japan$651.27 M
4Germany$611.9 M
5Italy$273.89 M
6China$259.36 M
7South Korea$178.9 M
8The Netherlands$172.06 M
9Austria$107.43 M
10United Kingdom$91.38 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.74 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $431,019,725
2Port of Newark $407,335,155
3Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $290,514,032
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $280,291,283
5Port Laredo $267,723,683
6Port of Long Beach $229,721,625
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $218,841,567
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $193,006,373
9Port of Virginia $185,666,781
10Port of Charleston $177,288,247

U.S. imports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines increased 9.36 percent through December to $4.74 billion

U.S. imports of Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines increased 9.36 percent from $4.33 billion to $4.74 billion in 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 100 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 102 for the last full year with a total value of $4.33 billion, a $602.07 million, 16.14 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, 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 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $925,754,620
2Mexico $851,493,645
3Japan $651,273,169
4Germany $611,895,763
5Italy $273,891,057
6China $259,360,110
7South Korea $178,897,712
8The Netherlands $172,055,477
9Austria $107,425,702
10United Kingdom $91,378,314

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $164,321,921
2Los Angeles $98,014,788
3Atlanta/Savannah $83,904,510
4New York City $79,340,075
5Laredo $70,623,650
6Phoenix/Nogales $60,387,721
7Charleston $52,580,489
8Chicago $50,423,231
9Pembina, N.D. $39,300,355
10San Diego $38,566,869

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 17.92 percent compared to last year to $431.02 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 28.75 percent compared to last year to $407.34 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 16.65 percent compared to last year to $290.51 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 51.99 percent compared to last year to $280.29 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 5 percent compared to last year to $267.72 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 Canada increased $178.9 million, 23.95 percent, (19.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $85.78 million, 11.2 percent, (17.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $102.07 million, 13.55 percent, (13.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $26.08 million, 4.09 percent, (12.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $71.79 million, 35.52 percent, (5.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.94 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3.31 billion of the $4.74 billion total.

All totaled, 35.39 percent of all these Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.68 billion of the $4.74 billion total