Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through June 2020.

Imports: Metal-working machine tools

Metal-working machine tools, the No. 735 import by value totaled $6.1 million for the month of June, $72.72 million through June of 2020, and $207.74 million for all of 2019, 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$22.02 M
2Switzerland$8.81 M
3Japan$8.29 M
4Canada$5.75 M
5Taiwan$4.86 M
6Italy$4.75 M
7China$4.5 M
8Spain$3.86 M
9France$2.79 M
10South Korea$1.67 M
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U.S. imports of Metal-working machine tools decreased 33.73 percent through June to $72.72 million

U.S. imports of Metal-working machine tools decreased 33.73 percent from $109.73 million to $72.72 million through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 735 through June among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 674 for the last full year with a total value of $207.74 million, a $10.04 million, 4.61 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 58.25 percent compared to last year to $15.91 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 52.04 percent compared to last year to $7.61 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 33.97 percent compared to last year to $7.37 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 0.46 percent compared to last year to $7.19 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 26 percent compared to last year to $6.01 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 $19.53 million, 47.01 percent, (30.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland decreased $12.63 million, 58.91 percent, (12.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $867,164, 11.68 percent, (11.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $813,319, 16.47 percent, (7.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $673,126, 16.07 percent, (6.69 percent market share).

All totaled, 68.4 percent of all these Metal-working machine tools imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $49.74 million of the $72.72 million total.

All totaled, 60.62 percent of all these Metal-working machine tools imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $44.09 million of the $72.72 million total