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

Imports: Scales, balances

Scales, balances, the No. 888 import by value totaled $6.42 million for the month of March, $17.15 million through March of 2019, and $74.51 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
1Switzerland$6.67 M
2China$5.02 M
3Germany$3.55 M
4South Korea$545,207
5Japan$347,515
6The Netherlands$296,780
7Poland$159,060
8Canada$128,200
9United Kingdom$118,965
10Italy$110,376
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U.S. imports of Scales, balances increased 17.12 percent through March to $17.15 million

U.S. imports of Scales, balances increased 17.12 percent from $14.64 million to $17.15 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 888 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 906 for the last full year with a total value of $74.51 million, a $5.66 million, 8.21 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va., No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Denver International Airport, Colo. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Denver International Airport, Colo..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $6,668,070
2China $5,020,920
3Germany $3,548,495
4South Korea $545,207
5Japan $347,515
6The Netherlands $296,780
7Poland $159,060
8Canada $128,200
9United Kingdom $118,965
10Italy $110,376

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Washington, D.C. $10,639,050
2Cleveland $6,209,579
3Chicago $2,352,507
4Atlanta/Savannah $1,602,633
5Great Falls, Mont. $1,465,611
6New York City $1,285,352
7Philadelphia $672,605
8San Francisco $435,332
9Los Angeles $249,987
10Wilmington $233,374

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:

  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 18.27 percent compared to last year to $6.58 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 39.86 percent compared to last year to $2.29 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 40.42 percent compared to last year to $2.11 million.
  • Denver International Airport, Colo. fell 5.09 percent compared to last year to $940,172.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 51.81 percent compared to last year to $763,580.

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 Switzerland increased $981,947, 17.27 percent, (38.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $1.01 million, 25.33 percent, (29.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $877,998, 32.88 percent, (20.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $216,108, 28.39 percent, (3.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $132,926, 27.67 percent, (2.03 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.07 percent of all these Scales, balances imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $16.13 million of the $17.15 million total.

All totaled, 73.96 percent of all these Scales, balances imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $12.68 million of the $17.15 million total