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

Imports: Self-propelled heavy construction machinery

Self-propelled heavy construction machinery, the No. 60 import by value totaled $725.04 million for the month of August, $5.79 billion through August of 2019, and $7.08 billion 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
1Japan$3.01 B
2South Korea$549.18 M
3Brazil$508.61 M
4Germany$384.19 M
5United Kingdom$375.29 M
6China$293.45 M
7Sweden$141.82 M
8Austria$136.53 M
9France$115.44 M
10Italy$98.41 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.79 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,459,045,137
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,345,330,444
3Port of Galveston, Texas $721,791,710
4Port of Tacoma, Wash. $437,186,758
5Port of Houston $242,410,109
6Port of Long Beach $220,756,536
7Port of Los Angeles $214,533,414
8Port of Charleston $167,290,083
9Port of Freeport, Texas $166,942,830
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $125,397,935

U.S. imports of Self-propelled heavy construction machinery increased 23.43 percent through August to $5.79 billion

U.S. imports of Self-propelled heavy construction machinery increased 23.43 percent from $4.69 billion to $5.79 billion through the first eight 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 60 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 68 for the last full year with a total value of $7.08 billion, a $1.52 billion, 27.25 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $3,013,896,083
2South Korea $549,178,712
3Brazil $508,610,787
4Germany $384,185,515
5United Kingdom $375,291,464
6China $293,451,141
7Sweden $141,821,309
8Austria $136,532,698
9France $115,437,369
10Italy $98,413,672

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $580,542,395
2Houston $469,016,138
3Baltimore $461,404,289
4Seattle $202,041,536
5Los Angeles $134,969,488
6St. Louis $87,541,663
7Charleston $65,656,183
8Chicago $64,618,951
9San Francisco $42,029,757
10Norfolk $40,755,488

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 20.42 percent compared to last year to $1.46 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 39.83 percent compared to last year to $1.35 billion.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas rose 38.68 percent compared to last year to $721.79 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 27.68 percent compared to last year to $437.19 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 19.75 percent compared to last year to $242.41 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 Japan increased $599.21 million, 24.81 percent, (52.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $94.97 million, 20.91 percent, (9.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil increased $108.81 million, 27.21 percent, (8.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $68.72 million, 21.79 percent, (6.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $77.48 million, 26.02 percent, (6.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.51 percent of all these Self-propelled heavy construction machinery imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $4.83 billion of the $5.79 billion total.

All totaled, 72.7 percent of all these Self-propelled heavy construction machinery imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $4.21 billion of the $5.79 billion total