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

Imports: Computers

Computers, the No. 4 import by value totaled $8.52 billion for the month of October, $76.8 billion through October of 2018, and $84.02 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
1China$42.98 B
2Mexico$21.93 B
3Thailand$3.78 B
4Taiwan$2.16 B
5Philippines$974.72 M
6Malaysia$903.92 M
7Vietnam$676.6 M
8Japan$430.52 M
9Germany$404.96 M
10South Korea$332.7 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $76.8 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $13,213,353,021
2Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $9,700,972,309
3Port of Los Angeles $8,426,198,411
4Los Angeles International Airport $7,798,045,861
5El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $6,942,245,863
6Port Laredo $5,216,011,746
7Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $3,486,336,601
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,827,392,308
9Port of Long Beach $2,822,917,600
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $2,271,795,436

U.S. imports of Computers increased 12.35 percent through October to $76.8 billion

U.S. imports of Computers increased 12.35 percent from $68.36 billion to $76.8 billion through the first 10 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 4 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 4 for the last full year with a total value of $84.02 billion, a $7.23 billion, 9.41 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $42,978,006,221
2Mexico $21,928,526,083
3Thailand $3,781,462,743
4Taiwan $2,156,389,877
5Philippines $974,722,131
6Malaysia $903,922,317
7Vietnam $676,603,859
8Japan $430,518,234
9Germany $404,955,862
10South Korea $332,695,162

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $2,864,488,643
2El Paso $2,856,964,995
3Chicago $1,286,137,755
4New Orleans $1,177,931,951
5Laredo $988,986,840
6Cleveland $663,701,259
7San Francisco $499,302,156
8Philadelphia $388,234,743
9Atlanta/Savannah $380,383,856
10New York City $366,652,507

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 0.4 percent compared to last year to $13.21 billion.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. rose 26.3 percent compared to last year to $9.7 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 4.01 percent compared to last year to $8.43 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 5.43 percent compared to last year to $7.8 billion.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 32.21 percent compared to last year to $6.94 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 China increased $1.73 billion, 4.19 percent, (55.96 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $5.75 billion, 35.51 percent, (28.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $379.97 million, 11.17 percent, (4.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $125.04 million, 6.16 percent, (2.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines increased $152.2 million, 18.5 percent, (1.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.52 percent of all these Computers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $71.82 billion of the $76.8 billion total.

All totaled, 60 percent of all these Computers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $46.08 billion of the $76.8 billion total