Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Computer chips

Computer chips, the No. 10 import by value totaled $3.13 billion for the month of December, $32.96 billion through December of 2019, and $34.72 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

RankCountry2019
1Malaysia$15.54 B
2Taiwan$3.68 B
3South Korea$2.15 B
4Vietnam$1.92 B
5China$1.57 B
6Mexico$1.28 B
7Canada$1.21 B
8Philippines$1.17 B
9Japan$1.11 B
10Thailand$891.56 M
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U.S. imports of Computer chips decreased 5.05 percent through December 2019 to $32.96 billion

U.S. imports of Computer chips decreased 5.05 percent from $34.72 billion to $32.96 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 10 in 2019 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 $34.72 billion, a $1.35 billion, 4.04 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Vietnam 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.

In the last previous full 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..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 4.27 percent to $9.66 billion.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 15.32 percent to $5.8 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 2.95 percent to $5.33 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 19.25 percent to $3.35 billion.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 23.81 percent to $1.59 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 $520.24 million, 3.46 percent, (47.15 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $499.71 million, 11.95 percent, (11.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea decreased $15.53 million, 0.72 percent, (6.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Vietnam increased $542.73 million, 39.44 percent, (5.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $1.65 billion, 51.24 percent, (4.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.4 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $24.86 billion of the $32.96 billion total.

All totaled, 78.07 percent of all these Computer chips imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $25.74 billion of the $32.96 billion total.