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

Imports: Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst

Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst, the No. 206 import by value totaled $137.34 million for the month of March, $419.06 million through March of 2020, and $1.62 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
1Japan$134.87 M
2Germany$63.32 M
3Canada$42.04 M
4South Korea$35.82 M
5Switzerland$28.31 M
6Mexico$26.87 M
7China$24.86 M
8Italy$14.44 M
9France$8.3 M
10Austria$4.66 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $419.06 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $117,383,757
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $49,229,832
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $26,582,032
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $26,336,914
5Port Laredo $22,965,833
6Port of Newark $22,367,815
7Port of Houston $14,148,633
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $11,388,984
9Port of Charleston $11,113,215
10Port of Virginia $9,792,547

U.S. imports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst increased 9.15 percent through March to $419.06 million

U.S. imports of Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst increased 9.15 percent from $383.92 million to $419.06 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 206 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 237 for the last full year with a total value of $1.62 billion, a $106.88 million, 6.19 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $134,865,141
2Germany $63,319,500
3Canada $42,041,382
4South Korea $35,823,065
5Switzerland $28,305,865
6Mexico $26,873,506
7China $24,857,272
8Italy $14,443,147
9France $8,299,240
10Austria $4,657,421

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $30,814,825
2Chicago $19,476,821
3Detroit $14,859,895
4Atlanta/Savannah $10,652,723
5New Orleans $10,017,237
6New York City $9,887,279
7Cleveland $7,662,551
8Laredo $5,330,165
9Houston $3,349,137
10Charleston $3,025,383

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 rose 83.08 percent compared to last year to $117.38 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 131.01 percent compared to last year to $49.23 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 114.06 percent compared to last year to $26.58 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 17.31 percent compared to last year to $26.34 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 12.21 percent compared to last year to $22.97 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 Japan increased $36.4 million, 36.97 percent, (32.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $4.6 million, 7.83 percent, (15.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $10.16 million, 19.47 percent, (10.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $17.03 million, 90.58 percent, (8.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland increased $2.12 million, 8.09 percent, (6.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.63 percent of all these Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $304.35 million of the $419.06 million total.

All totaled, 57.87 percent of all these Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $242.5 million of the $419.06 million total