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

Imports: Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear

Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear, the No. 180 import by value totaled $143.41 million for the month of March, $538.07 million through March of 2020, and $2.57 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
1China$249.58 M
2Italy$156.32 M
3Taiwan$46.34 M
4Thailand$23.55 M
5Japan$19.57 M
6Mexico$17.41 M
7Israel$6.52 M
8Germany$3.6 M
9Philippines$3.2 M
10France$2.82 M
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U.S. imports of Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear decreased 20.11 percent through March to $538.07 million

U.S. imports of Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear decreased 20.11 percent from $673.49 million to $538.07 million through the first three 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 180 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 161 for the last full year with a total value of $2.57 billion, a $70.1 million, 2.81 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $249,578,307
2Italy $156,316,619
3Taiwan $46,344,309
4Thailand $23,547,976
5Japan $19,571,174
6Mexico $17,407,492
7Israel $6,518,522
8Germany $3,599,214
9Philippines $3,199,103
10France $2,816,117

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $51,094,841
2Atlanta/Savannah $37,071,863
3New York City $30,525,969
4Cleveland $27,761,771
5Chicago $22,572,818
6New Orleans $10,137,066
7Great Falls, Mont. $9,382,986
8Boston $6,489,374
9Philadelphia $5,252,366
10El Paso $3,334,599

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 26.4 percent compared to last year to $72.04 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 34.97 percent compared to last year to $64.71 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 8.47 percent compared to last year to $60.74 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 5.17 percent compared to last year to $49.41 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 16.71 percent compared to last year to $42.52 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 China decreased $70.66 million, 22.06 percent, (46.38 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy decreased $52.47 million, 25.13 percent, (29.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $1.08 million, 2.38 percent, (8.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $12.9 million, 35.39 percent, (4.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $902,037, 4.41 percent, (3.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.06 percent of all these Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $495.36 million of the $538.07 million total.

All totaled, 53.79 percent of all these Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $289.42 million of the $538.07 million total