Imports of Laminated Safety Glass for Vehicular Use Down from June to July 2009, China Ranks at Top of Import List
October 8, 2009

Exports of laminated safety glass for vehicular use from the United States increased 3.2 percent from June to July and imports decreased during the same period, according to the latest stats from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Though the United States had seen a 99.8 percent increase in imports coming from China from February to June of this year for laminated safety glass for vehicles (CLICK HERE for related story), between June and July, this figure actually dropped by 8.2 percent-from $14.4 million in imports to $13.3 million. However, this was still the highest ranking country importing laminated safety glass for use in vehicles to the United States during the month.

The imports of laminated safety glass for vehicular use (which includes both automotive and aircraft windshields) into the country was estimated at $33.2 million total for the month of July, compared with $35.0 million for the same period in June-a drop of 5.1 percent. Exports of laminated safety glass for use in vehicles from the United States were valued at $16.5 million in July, compared with $16.0 million in June.

The country with the largest surge in imports of this glass to the United States during this period was Thailand-which increased the laminated safety glass for vehicular use it sent to the United States by 129.1 percent. In comparison with most, though, the actual value of the glass imported was small; the United States imported just $3,394 in laminated safety glass for use in vehicles in June, and $7,775 in July.

During the month of July, the United States exported the most glass of this type to Canada, estimated at $8.8 million.

Laminated Safety Glass for Vehicles, Aircraft, Etc. - Value of 2009 Imports into U.S. by Month (in U.S. dollars)
June July Percent Change (June - July)
World Total 34,961,022 33,188,466 -5.1 percent
Australia 2,603 5,000 -92.1 percent
Austria 57,077 30,011 -90.2 percent
Belgium 49,647 49,431 -0.4 percent
Brazil 743,608 550,348 -26.0 percent
Canada 3,472,423 2,995,622 -13.7 percent
China 14,435,051 13,252,135 -8.2 percent
Columbia 594,799 389,129 -34.6 percent
Czech Republic 222,345 135,539 -39.0 percent
Estonia 79,795 65,937 -17.4 percent
Federal Republic of Germany 1,421,097 1,855,634 +30.6 percent
Finland 201,838 319,450 +58.3 percent
France 296,847 192,040 -35.3 percent
Hungary 9,724 11,304 +16.2 percent
India 192,390 194,550 +1.1 percent
Indonesia 88,029 98,410 +11.8 percent
Israel 447,405 487,157 +8.9 percent
Italy 285,094 276,648 -3.0 percent
Japan 1,397,337 921,475 -34.1 percent
South Korea 25,306 51,006 +101.6 percent
Luxembourg 73,786 54,319 -26.4 percent
Mexico 9,238,024 9,294,020 -0.6 percent
Netherlands 3,700 2,044 44.8 percent
Peru 231,665 98,811 -57.3 percent
Poland 52,415 110,576 +111.0 percent
Portugal 10,002 2,399 -76.0 percent
Spain 22,948 63,773 -177.9 percent
Sweden 25,434 19,767 -22.3 percent
Switzerland 11,421 5,058 -55.7 percent
Taiwan 78,283 49,397 -36.9 percent
Thailand 3,394 7,775 +129.1 percent
Turkey 286,425 177,131 -38.2 percent
United Kingdom 891,522 1,422,570 -59.6 percent
Laminated Safety Glass for Vehicles, Aircraft, Etc. - Value of 2009 Exports from U.S. by Month (in U.S. dollars)
June July Percent Change (June - July)
World Total 16,007,702 16,525,781 +3.2 percent
Afghanistan 20,900 14,625 -30.0 percent
Australia 144,873 84,355 -41.8 percent
Austria 11,156 53,340 +79.0 percent
Bahamas 7,389 5,699 -22.9 percent
Belgium 255,274 673,834 +164.0 percent

Brazil

208,561 221,202 +6.1 percent
Canada 9,757,948 8,760,807 -10.2 percent
Chile 12,910 3,803 -70.5 percent
China 108,670 52,830 -51.4 percent
Czech Republic 40,216 41,251 +2.6 percent
Denmark 32,257 91,010 +182.1 percent
Federal Republic of Germany 1,556,861 1,649,791 +6.0 percent
France 609,514 500,669 -17.9 percent
Hong Kong 34,816 85,032 +144.2 percent
India 109,343 104,327 -4.6 percent

Israel

112,750 14,381 -87.2 percent

Italy

274,144 202,989 -26.0 percent

Japan

140,263 45,182 -67.8 percent
Mexico 1,090,708 1,071,580 -1.8 percent
Netherlands 19,500 148,098 +659.5 percent
Netherlands Antilles 20,739 3,079 -85.2 percent
Norway 3,115 10,899 +250.0 percent
Russia 8,101 63,376 +682.3 percent
Singapore 7,983 124,299 +1,457.0 percent

South Africa

70,594 29,294 -58.5 percent
Spain 428,266 229,845 -46.3 percent
Switzerland 58,182 133,209 +129.0
Trinidad and Tobago 7,528 26,100 +246.7 percent
Turkey 78,283 49,397 -36.9 percent
United Arab Emirates 166,441 226,040 35.8 percent
United Kingdom 532,220 609,012 +14.4 percent
Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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