Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through September 2022.

Imports: Optical fibers

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

19.34%

Compared to last month

-6.90%

Total All Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

12.71%

Compared to last month

-2.95%

RankAmong U.S. Imports

170

Rank 2021

176

U.S. imports of Optical fibers totaled $286.14 million in September, a change of 19.34 percent from the same month one year ago. The change from one month ago was -6.90 percent. Among more than 1,260 commodity classifications, Optical fibers ranked No. 170 in September. It had ranked No. 176 for the same month last year.

While Optical fibers ranked No. 170 in September by value, it ranked No. 718 by tonnage. The top three U.S. markets by value for Optical fibers imports in September were (1) Mexico, (2) Germany, and (3) China. Among the nation's more than 450 airports, seaports and border crossings, the top three by value were (1) Oil, (2) Passenger vehicles, and (3) Computers.

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