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

Imports: Office machines

Office machines, the No. 320 import by value totaled $74.03 million for the month of May, $385.78 million through May of 2020, and $1.03 billion 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
1South Korea$111.9 M
2China$79.44 M
3Mexico$58.88 M
4Germany$23.25 M
5Philippines$20.35 M
6Canada$19.13 M
7India$17.33 M
8Japan$11.22 M
9Italy$8.75 M
10United Kingdom$6.7 M
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U.S. imports of Office machines decreased 13.16 percent through May to $385.78 million

U.S. imports of Office machines decreased 13.16 percent from $444.26 million to $385.78 million through the first five 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 320 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 320 for the last full year with a total value of $1.03 billion, a $201.9 million, 24.34 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 empty, No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 Hungary. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.53 percent compared to last year to $160.17 million.
  • empty totaled $31.48 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 56.65 percent compared to last year to $26.3 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 18.91 percent compared to last year to $25.9 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 15.05 percent compared to last year to $15.8 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 South Korea increased $20.5 million, 22.43 percent, (29.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $38.46 million, 32.62 percent, (20.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $79,462, 0.13 percent, (15.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $9.65 million, 71.02 percent, (6.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines decreased $29.09 million, 58.84 percent, (5.27 percent market share).

All totaled, 76.16 percent of all these Office machines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $293.82 million of the $385.78 million total.

All totaled, 67.3 percent of all these Office machines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $259.65 million of the $385.78 million total