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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Scales, balances

Scales, balances, the No. 894 import by value totaled $6.85 million for the month of October, $57.99 million through October of 2018, and $68.86 million for all of 2017, 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$22.49 M
2China$17.16 M
3Germany$11.9 M
4South Korea$2.25 M
5Japan$1.29 M
6United Kingdom$838,298
7Poland$556,491
8Italy$513,688
9The Netherlands$303,466
10Sweden$178,876
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $57.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $21,952,086
2Port of Los Angeles $7,150,946
3Port of Tacoma, Wash. $4,890,764
4Denver International Airport, Colo. $3,444,275
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $3,162,314
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $2,566,685
7Port of Newark $2,269,074
8Port of Philadelphia $2,240,724
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,695,987
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,512,493

U.S. imports of Scales, balances increased 1.88 percent through October to $57.99 million

U.S. imports of Scales, balances increased 1.88 percent from $56.92 million to $57.99 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 894 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 887 for the last full year with a total value of $68.86 million, a $2.96 million, 4.49 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Denver International Airport, Colo. and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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 Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Denver International Airport, Colo. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $22,486,076
2China $17,155,783
3Germany $11,900,980
4South Korea $2,251,848
5Japan $1,289,459
6United Kingdom $838,298
7Poland $556,491
8Italy $513,688
9The Netherlands $303,466
10Sweden $178,876

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Washington, D.C. $3,819,714
2Cleveland $2,565,675
3Great Falls, Mont. $628,920
4Atlanta/Savannah $497,114
5Chicago $424,630
6San Francisco $384,174
7Philadelphia $291,212
8Wilmington $191,778
9New York City $151,330
10Los Angeles $102,022

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 3 percent compared to last year to $21.95 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 10.64 percent compared to last year to $7.15 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 31.4 percent compared to last year to $4.89 million.
  • Denver International Airport, Colo. fell 1.01 percent compared to last year to $3.44 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 68.92 percent compared to last year to $3.16 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 Switzerland increased $745,029, 3.43 percent, (38.78 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $326,257, 1.94 percent, (29.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $953,184, 8.71 percent, (20.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $191,076, 9.27 percent, (3.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $368,818, 22.24 percent, (2.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.99 percent of all these Scales, balances imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $55.08 million of the $57.99 million total.

All totaled, 70.01 percent of all these Scales, balances imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $40.6 million of the $57.99 million total