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

Imports: Metal-working machine tools

Metal-working machine tools, the No. 681 import by value totaled $16.6 million for the month of September, $161.33 million through September of 2019, and $217.79 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$53.51 M
2Switzerland$28.16 M
3Japan$14.89 M
4Italy$12.65 M
5China$7.58 M
6Canada$6.95 M
7Taiwan$6.64 M
8The Netherlands$4.09 M
9South Korea$3.92 M
10United Kingdom$3.37 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $161.33 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $22,110,788
2Port of Houston $20,057,379
3Port of Newark $14,913,301
4Port of Los Angeles $12,472,015
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $11,627,985
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $11,298,034
7Port of Charleston $10,309,635
8Port of Virginia $9,979,628
9Port of Long Beach $5,567,293
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $5,001,152

U.S. imports of Metal-working machine tools decreased 2.82 percent through September to $161.33 million

U.S. imports of Metal-working machine tools decreased 2.82 percent from $166.01 million to $161.33 million through the first nine 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 681 through September among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 676 for the last full year with a total value of $217.79 million, a $9.55 million, 4.59 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

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

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $53,507,982
2Switzerland $28,164,769
3Japan $14,893,665
4Italy $12,648,684
5China $7,577,048
6Canada $6,951,660
7Taiwan $6,644,475
8The Netherlands $4,086,483
9South Korea $3,917,226
10United Kingdom $3,370,497

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $9,642,161
2Chicago $9,073,292
3Houston $5,955,251
4Cleveland $5,583,084
5Atlanta/Savannah $5,463,136
6Los Angeles $4,243,077
7Charleston $4,039,716
8St. Louis $3,533,693
9New Orleans $2,994,452
10Buffalo $2,442,403

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 115.27 percent compared to last year to $22.11 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 43.78 percent compared to last year to $20.06 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 59.14 percent compared to last year to $14.91 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 29.4 percent compared to last year to $12.47 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 240.79 percent compared to last year to $11.63 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 decreased $9.56 million, 15.16 percent, (33.17 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $11.36 million, 67.58 percent, (17.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $5.13 million, 25.63 percent, (9.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy decreased $6.26 million, 33.09 percent, (7.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $657,208, 9.5 percent, (4.7 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.39 percent of all these Metal-working machine tools imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $116.79 million of the $161.33 million total.

All totaled, 50.32 percent of all these Metal-working machine tools imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $81.18 million of the $161.33 million total

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