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

Imports: Computer chips

Computer chips, the No. 10 import by value totaled $2.33 billion for the month of February, $5 billion through February 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$2.17 B
2Taiwan$592.53 M
3Vietnam$382.34 M
4China$310.72 M
5South Korea$304.63 M
6Mexico$221.37 M
7Japan$189.47 M
8Ireland$171.75 M
9Philippines$166.81 M
10Thailand$142.95 M
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U.S. imports of Computer chips increased 0.63 percent through February to $5 billion

U.S. imports of Computer chips increased 0.63 percent from $4.97 billion to $5 billion through the first two 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 10 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 10 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 China and No. 5 South Korea. 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 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Canada, 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 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $2,168,871,962
2Taiwan $592,533,121
3Vietnam $382,335,996
4China $310,723,532
5South Korea $304,626,294
6Mexico $221,369,052
7Japan $189,471,194
8Ireland $171,750,762
9Philippines $166,811,873
10Thailand $142,947,076

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Anchorage $776,629,684
2San Francisco $531,013,854
3New Orleans $520,362,337
4Cleveland $292,969,294
5Los Angeles $259,019,211
6Chicago $158,395,259
7San Diego $102,636,561
8Seattle $79,155,781
9Miami $68,463,676
10El Paso $65,183,152

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 7.72 percent compared to last year to $1.14 billion.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 16.32 percent compared to last year to $894.4 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 58.65 percent compared to last year to $858.75 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 1.4 percent compared to last year to $574.71 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 109.9 percent compared to last year to $338.17 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 $246.05 million, 12.8 percent, (43.37 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $112.78 million, 15.99 percent, (11.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $269.8 million, 239.74 percent, (7.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $65.26 million, 26.58 percent, (6.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $84.88 million, 21.79 percent, (6.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.17 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $3.76 billion of the $5 billion total.

All totaled, 76.16 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $3.81 billion of the $5 billion total