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

Imports: Scales, balances

Scales, balances, the No. 887 import by value totaled $6.46 million for the month of December, $74.51 million through December 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$30.77 M
2China$21.02 M
3Germany$14.93 M
4South Korea$2.51 M
5Japan$1.85 M
6United Kingdom$941,420
7Poland$749,528
8Italy$629,816
9The Netherlands$335,572
10Sweden$198,740
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $74.51 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $28,777,165
2Port of Los Angeles $8,339,488
3Port of Tacoma, Wash. $6,391,920
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $4,996,596
5Denver International Airport, Colo. $4,280,966
6Port of Newark $2,930,554
7Port of Philadelphia $2,625,267
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $2,570,485
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,260,160
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,074,750

U.S. imports of Scales, balances increased 8.21 percent through December to $74.51 million

U.S. imports of Scales, balances increased 8.21 percent from $68.86 million to $74.51 million in 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 887 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 884 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 December 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Denver International Airport, Colo..

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $30,770,676
2China $21,018,206
3Germany $14,930,717
4South Korea $2,513,388
5Japan $1,852,695
6United Kingdom $941,420
7Poland $749,528
8Italy $629,816
9The Netherlands $335,572
10Sweden $198,740

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Washington, D.C. $6,256,835
2Cleveland $4,109,969
3Chicago $1,058,213
4Great Falls, Mont. $1,049,852
5Atlanta/Savannah $833,324
6New York City $709,032
7Philadelphia $538,181
8San Francisco $398,838
9Wilmington $191,778
10Los Angeles $180,819

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 9.1 percent compared to last year to $28.78 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.51 percent compared to last year to $8.34 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 24.81 percent compared to last year to $6.39 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 104.15 percent compared to last year to $5 million.
  • Denver International Airport, Colo. rose 1.13 percent compared to last year to $4.28 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 $3.58 million, 13.15 percent, (41.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $1.28 million, 6.46 percent, (28.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $1.83 million, 14.01 percent, (20.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $214,616, 9.34 percent, (3.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $87,725, 4.52 percent, (2.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.4 percent of all these Scales, balances imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $71.09 million of the $74.51 million total.

All totaled, 70.84 percent of all these Scales, balances imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $52.79 million of the $74.51 million total