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

Imports: Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts

Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts, the No. 680 import by value totaled $12.39 million for the month of March, $51.76 million through March of 2019, and $264.65 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
1China$31.28 M
2Austria$5.05 M
3Japan$3.63 M
4Germany$2.63 M
5Portugal$1.75 M
6Philippines$982,163
7Lithuania$961,787
8Mexico$851,887
9United Kingdom$544,127
10Taiwan$509,935
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U.S. imports of Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts increased 2.53 percent through March to $51.76 million

U.S. imports of Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts increased 2.53 percent from $50.48 million to $51.76 million through the first three 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 680 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 684 for the last full year with a total value of $264.65 million, a $20.94 million, 8.59 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Austria, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Portugal. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Boston’s Logan International Airport, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Austria, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Portugal. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Boston’s Logan International Airport, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $31,277,043
2Austria $5,047,510
3Japan $3,634,394
4Germany $2,626,326
5Portugal $1,746,193
6Philippines $982,163
7Lithuania $961,787
8Mexico $851,887
9United Kingdom $544,127
10Taiwan $509,935

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $20,575,268
2Chicago $15,056,316
3St. Louis $11,023,216
4Providence, R.I. $8,578,556
5Cleveland $7,429,303
6New York City $5,375,299
7Portland/Columbia-Snake River $3,135,455
8New Orleans $3,128,951
9San Francisco $2,393,815
10Dallas $1,760,108

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 39.31 percent compared to last year to $14.11 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 7.53 percent compared to last year to $8.2 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 22.95 percent compared to last year to $5.33 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 144 percent compared to last year to $4.97 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 24.66 percent compared to last year to $3.05 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 increased $2.81 million, 9.88 percent, (60.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Austria decreased $1.49 million, 22.78 percent, (9.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $310,153, 7.86 percent, (7.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $23,635, 0.91 percent, (5.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Portugal decreased $212,203, 10.84 percent, (3.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.65 percent of all these Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $44.33 million of the $51.76 million total.

All totaled, 68.91 percent of all these Optical telescopes, astrological instuments, parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $35.67 million of the $51.76 million total