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

Imports: Computer chips

Computer chips, the No. 10 import by value totaled $2.76 billion for the month of November, $31.68 billion through November of 2018, and $33.37 billion 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
1Malaysia$13.49 B
2Taiwan$3.84 B
3China$3.07 B
4South Korea$1.94 B
5Philippines$1.4 B
6Mexico$1.29 B
7Vietnam$1.22 B
8Japan$1.16 B
9Ireland$986.45 M
10Thailand$881.92 M
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U.S. imports of Computer chips increased 3.83 percent through November to $31.68 billion

U.S. imports of Computer chips increased 3.83 percent from $30.51 billion to $31.68 billion through the first 11 months of 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 10 through November among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 9 for the last full year with a total value of $33.37 billion, a $2.72 billion, 8.89 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through November of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Philippines. 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 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Vietnam. 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 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

January – November 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $13,485,697,514
2Taiwan $3,840,355,290
3China $3,074,009,652
4South Korea $1,939,830,816
5Philippines $1,399,785,978
6Mexico $1,289,670,941
7Vietnam $1,221,847,237
8Japan $1,163,495,704
9Ireland $986,445,487
10Thailand $881,921,226

January – November 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Anchorage $1,357,087,425
2San Francisco $1,107,219,511
3New Orleans $875,668,206
4Los Angeles $800,585,629
5Cleveland $357,948,435
6Seattle $269,585,822
7San Diego $227,071,845
8Atlanta/Savannah $126,438,343
9St. Albans, Vt. $116,831,377
10Chicago $98,770,770

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 2.58 percent compared to last year to $8.95 billion.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 2.01 percent compared to last year to $6.34 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 36.81 percent compared to last year to $5.01 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 10.1 percent compared to last year to $3.88 billion.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. fell 6.03 percent compared to last year to $1.24 billion.

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 $2.07 billion, 18.14 percent, (42.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $255.64 million, 7.13 percent, (12.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $589.99 million, 23.75 percent, (9.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $129.58 million, 7.16 percent, (6.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines decreased $13.72 million, 0.97 percent, (4.42 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.94 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $23.74 billion of the $31.68 billion total.

All totaled, 80.24 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $25.42 billion of the $31.68 billion total