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

Imports: Photographic chemicals

Photographic chemicals, the No. 398 import by value totaled $41.41 million for the month of May, $271.97 million through May of 2020, and $662.47 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
1Japan$240.86 M
2South Korea$13.8 M
3Belgium$3.96 M
4Spain$3.84 M
5Canada$3.45 M
6China$2.38 M
7Taiwan$1.14 M
8Germany$865,918
9United Kingdom$463,174
10Singapore$366,761
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U.S. imports of Photographic chemicals decreased 8.86 percent through May to $271.97 million

U.S. imports of Photographic chemicals decreased 8.86 percent from $298.42 million to $271.97 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 398 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 414 for the last full year with a total value of $662.47 million, a $12.56 million, 1.86 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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 Savannah, Ga. fell 16.06 percent compared to last year to $81.38 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 1.88 percent compared to last year to $43.14 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 8.83 percent compared to last year to $37.49 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 9.37 percent compared to last year to $31.52 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas fell 6.79 percent compared to last year to $19.36 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 Japan decreased $23.52 million, 8.9 percent, (88.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $1.62 million, 10.49 percent, (5.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Belgium decreased $592,874, 13.03 percent, (1.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain decreased $411,994, 9.69 percent, (1.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $430,604, 14.25 percent, (1.27 percent market share).

All totaled, 97.77 percent of all these Photographic chemicals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $265.91 million of the $271.97 million total.

All totaled, 78.28 percent of all these Photographic chemicals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $212.89 million of the $271.97 million total