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

Imports: Plans, drawings for architectural purposes

Plans, drawings for architectural purposes, the No. 1156 import by value totaled $560,242 for the month of February, $638,817 through February of 2020, and $14.85 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
1Germany$507,491
2Canada$34,334
3Japan$16,581
4France$11,434
5India$9,570
6China$9,497
7Denmark$8,966
8Czech Republic$7,428
9Italy$6,296
10United Kingdom$5,861
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U.S. imports of Plans, drawings for architectural purposes increased 15.14 percent through February to $638,817

U.S. imports of Plans, drawings for architectural purposes increased 15.14 percent from $554,837 to $638,817 through the first two 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 1156 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1156 for the last full year with a total value of $14.85 million, a $12.46 million, 522.25 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 France and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $507,491
2Canada $34,334
3Japan $16,581
4France $11,434
5India $9,570
6China $9,497
7Denmark $8,966
8Czech Republic $7,428
9Italy $6,296
10United Kingdom $5,861

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $66,315
2Cleveland $46,969
3Laredo $37,595
4Chicago $34,384
5Detroit $27,132
6Dallas $17,427
7San Francisco $9,685
8Houston $6,200
9Los Angeles $5,993
10Charleston $4,000

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:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 230.58 percent compared to last year to $206,747.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 567.88 percent compared to last year to $204,458.
  • Port of Virginia fell 8.72 percent compared to last year to $35,525.
  • Port of Houston fell 37.01 percent compared to last year to $25,848.
  • Port of Philadelphia totaled $23,379. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 Germany increased $414,347, 444.85 percent, (79.44 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $34,334, 0 percent, (5.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $55,807, 77.09 percent, (2.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France decreased $93,750, 89.13 percent, (1.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $9,570, 0 percent, (1.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.7 percent of all these Plans, drawings for architectural purposes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $579,410 of the $638,817 total.

All totaled, 77.64 percent of all these Plans, drawings for architectural purposes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $495,957 of the $638,817 total