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

Imports: Optical fibers

Optical fibers, the No. 167 import by value totaled $201.86 million for the month of February, $423.72 million through February of 2019, and $2.66 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
1United Kingdom$73.12 M
2China$53.84 M
3Mexico$40.67 M
4Thailand$35.08 M
5Ireland$34.2 M
6Germany$32.97 M
7Japan$27.12 M
8Malaysia$16.8 M
9Indonesia$16.74 M
10Costa Rica$12.71 M
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U.S. imports of Optical fibers increased 4.07 percent through February to $423.72 million

U.S. imports of Optical fibers increased 4.07 percent from $407.15 million to $423.72 million through the first two 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 167 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 172 for the last full year with a total value of $2.66 billion, a $262.9 million, 10.95 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Ireland. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $73,117,068
2China $53,839,040
3Mexico $40,671,394
4Thailand $35,084,841
5Ireland $34,201,394
6Germany $32,973,512
7Japan $27,121,198
8Malaysia $16,804,859
9Indonesia $16,740,906
10Costa Rica $12,705,909

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $135,029,183
2Atlanta/Savannah $119,314,472
3Cleveland $107,774,094
4Dallas $58,083,146
5Chicago $55,130,797
6New Orleans $51,118,100
7El Paso $46,365,609
8Los Angeles $39,602,927
9San Diego $38,329,965
10Jacksonville/Tampa $25,845,408

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 58.44 percent compared to last year to $73.69 million.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 10.75 percent compared to last year to $44.99 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 0.67 percent compared to last year to $28.61 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 142.22 percent compared to last year to $27.62 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 9.37 percent compared to last year to $22.2 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 United Kingdom increased $21.02 million, 40.35 percent, (17.26 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $4.63 million, 7.92 percent, (12.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $5.85 million, 16.81 percent, (9.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $2.53 million, 7.78 percent, (8.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ireland decreased $277,900, 0.81 percent, (8.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.91 percent of all these Optical fibers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $236.91 million of the $423.72 million total.

All totaled, 46.52 percent of all these Optical fibers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $197.11 million of the $423.72 million total