Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Computer chips

Computer chips, the No. 11 import by value totaled $2.24 billion for the month of May, $12.77 billion through May of 2020, and $32.96 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Malaysia$5.98 B
2Taiwan$1.49 B
3Vietnam$945.98 M
4South Korea$778.36 M
5China$709.4 M
6Mexico$535.59 M
7Japan$435.53 M
8Philippines$378.15 M
9Thailand$348.97 M
10Ireland$295.64 M
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U.S. imports of Computer chips decreased 1.21 percent through May to $12.77 billion

U.S. imports of Computer chips decreased 1.21 percent from $12.93 billion to $12.77 billion through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 11 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 12 for the last full year with a total value of $32.96 billion, a $1.76 billion, 5.05 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 7.3 percent compared to last year to $3.33 billion.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 13.25 percent compared to last year to $2.22 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.97 percent compared to last year to $1.85 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 2.15 percent compared to last year to $1.43 billion.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 142.21 percent compared to last year to $846.5 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 Malaysia increased $327.84 million, 5.8 percent, (46.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $117.49 million, 7.29 percent, (11.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $425.46 million, 81.74 percent, (7.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $140.64 million, 15.3 percent, (6.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $95.03 million, 15.47 percent, (5.55 percent market share).

All totaled, 77.57 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $9.91 billion of the $12.77 billion total.

All totaled, 75.7 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $9.67 billion of the $12.77 billion total