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

Imports: Optical fibers

Optical fibers, the No. 169 import by value totaled $144.4 million for the month of May, $899.14 million through May of 2020, and $2.62 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
1China$105.94 M
2Germany$98.4 M
3United Kingdom$90.02 M
4Mexico$79.09 M
5Japan$68.12 M
6Ireland$67.83 M
7Thailand$52.3 M
8Malaysia$42.46 M
9Costa Rica$41.64 M
10Singapore$34.65 M
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U.S. imports of Optical fibers decreased 20.53 percent through May to $899.14 million

U.S. imports of Optical fibers decreased 20.53 percent from $1.13 billion to $899.14 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 169 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 158 for the last full year with a total value of $2.62 billion, a $47.89 million, 1.80 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

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:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fell 19.89 percent compared to last year to $116.03 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 50.78 percent compared to last year to $88.13 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.2 percent compared to last year to $58.94 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 21.79 percent compared to last year to $54.41 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 9.49 percent compared to last year to $51.56 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 China decreased $43.87 million, 29.29 percent, (11.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $5.32 million, 5.13 percent, (10.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $83.95 million, 48.25 percent, (10.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $30.9 million, 28.09 percent, (8.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $8.07 million, 10.59 percent, (7.58 percent market share).

All totaled, 49.11 percent of all these Optical fibers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $441.57 million of the $899.14 million total.

All totaled, 41.05 percent of all these Optical fibers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $369.08 million of the $899.14 million total