Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Scales, balances

Scales, balances, the No. 876 import by value totaled $5.35 million for the month of December, $75.47 million through December 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

RankCountry2019
1Switzerland$35.87 M
2China$17.63 M
3Germany$14.75 M
4South Korea$2.32 M
5Japan$1.32 M
6Italy$867,858
7Poland$760,010
8United Kingdom$750,439
9The Netherlands$301,303
10Philippines$271,470
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U.S. imports of Scales, balances increased 1.28 percent through December 2019 to $75.47 million

U.S. imports of Scales, balances increased 1.28 percent from $74.51 million to $75.47 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 876 in 2019 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 $74.51 million, a $5.66 million, 8.21 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 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 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Denver International Airport, Colo..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 21.47 percent to $34.96 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 21.87 percent to $6.52 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 17.27 percent to $5.29 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 5228.87 percent to $4.47 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 21.55 percent to $3.56 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 $5.1 million, 16.58 percent, (47.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $3.39 million, 16.11 percent, (23.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $179,584, 1.2 percent, (19.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $192,776, 7.67 percent, (3.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $530,144, 28.61 percent, (1.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.27 percent of all these Scales, balances imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $71.9 million of the $75.47 million total.

All totaled, 72.6 percent of all these Scales, balances imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $54.79 million of the $75.47 million total.