Both Imports and Exports Up for Vehicular Laminated Safety Glass for Period of February-June 2009; Imports from China Up by 99.8 Percent
August 14, 2009

Both imports and exports are up for laminated safety glass for vehicles both coming into and going out of the United States, according to statistics released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The imports of laminated vehicular safety glass into the country for the month of June were estimated at $35.0 million dollars-up 39.6 percent since February 2009-and exports from the United States were valued at $16.0 million dollars, an increase of 20.7 percent.

Imports from China were up 99.8 percent; valued at $6.7 million in February and $14.4 million in June.

For imports of laminated vehicular safety glass, which includes both automotive and aircraft windshields, the United States saw the great increase in the amount of product coming from Israel-from a total value of $38,663 in February, to $447,405 in June, an upswing of 1,057 percent. The biggest drop was in product coming from Luxembourg—down 20.3 percent from $92,577 in February to $73,786 in June.

For exports, laminated safety glass exported to Spain saw the largest increase at 718.0 percent-from a total value of $52,341 in February to $428,266 in June 2009. Exports to Austria dropped the most for the period of February to June-going from $21,706 to $11,156, a decrease of 159 percent.

Laminated Safety Glass for Vehicles, Aircraft, Etc. - Value of 2009 Imports by Month (in U.S. dollars)

Laminated Safety Glass for Vehicles, Aircraft, Etc.
Value of 2009 Imports by Month (in U.S. dollars)
February
March
April
May
June
Percent Change (February-June)
World Total
25,048,457
34,602,834
33,420,834
33,990,752
34,961,022
+39.6
Australia
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2,603
N/A
Austria
12,562
17,676
34,737
21,040
57,077
+354.4
Belgium
9,418
25,543
36,286
5,318
49,647
+427.2
Brazil
395,475
758,595
621,297
533,950
743,608
+88.0
Canada
3,704,922
5,665,574
5,212,595
4,536,024
3,472,423
-6.3
China
6,715,801
10,271,154
10,868,934
14,630,709
14,435,051
+99.8
Columbia
658,302
366,542
440,290
476,083
594,799
-9.6
Croatia
8,968
3,679
N/A
2,797
N/A
N/A
Czech Republic
103,750
123,429
125,424
97,621
222,345
+114.3
Denmark
N/A
N/A
2,894
N/A
N/A
N/A
Estonia
47,488
79,348
53,553
43,662
79,795
+68.0
Federal Republic of Germany
1,033,138
1,576,120
1,780,803
1,075,753
1,421,097
+37.6
Finland
163,918
225,490
255,123
287,701
201,838
+23.1
France
276,384
394,063
297,239
276,938
296,847
+7.24
Hong Kong
N/A
N/A
N/A
3,123
N/A
N/A
Hungary
47,916
51,672
28,965
214,934
9,724
-79.7
India
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
192,390
N/A
Indonesia
42,835
47,033
69,452
55,785
88,029
+105.5
Ireland
2,959
N/A
N/A
6,827
4,506
+52.3
Israel
38,663
174,925
16,671
133,147
447,405
+1,057.2
Italy
144,860
194,349
166,438
175,368
285,094
+96.8
Japan
759,200
502,745
863,057
861,00
1,397,337
+84.1
South Korea
12,640
3,804
14,523
16,231
25,306
+101.7
Luxembourg
92,577
49,910
73,842
74,085
73,786
-20.3
Malaysia
3,180
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mexico
9,287,312
12,436,085
10,366,483
8,427,164
9,238,024
-0.5
Netherlands
N/A
N/A
N/A
2,098
3,700
N/A
Niger
N/A
5,500
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Panama
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2,390
N/A
Peru
N/A
N/A
31,687
149,063
231,665
N/A
Poland
20,895
7,979
19,700
13,268
52,415
+150.8
Portugal
16,096
30,024
N/A
5,936
10,002
+37.9
Singapore
N/A
N/A
2,385
N/A
N/A
N/A
South Africa
N/A
2,383
38,155
5,281
2,692
N/A
Spain
5,105
89,355
82,037
70,750
22,948
+349.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Laminated Safety Glass for Vehicles, Aircraft Etc.
Value of 2009 Exports by Month (in U.S. dollars)
February
March
April
May
June
Percent Change (February-June)
World Total
13,266,986
15,859,942
18,533,491
19,568
16,007,702
+20.7
Afghanistan
39,000
54,250
N/A
10,670
20,900
-46.4
Antigua and Barbuda
22,435
N/A
N/A
35,600
26,700
+19.0
Argentina
4,292
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Australia
142,965
101,875
68,884
23,774
144,873
+1.3
Austria
21,706
28,634
45,060
56,216
11,156
-159.0
Bahamas
N/A
115,514
3,723
3,959
7,389
N/A
Belgium
91,804
97,894
518,408
793,240
255,274
+178.1
Bermuda
N/A
2,915
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bolivia
N/A
N/A
30,406
N/A
N/A
N/A
Brazil
493,945
559,960
696,433
650,710
208,561
-57.8
Canada
7,448,969
8,954,426
10,013,945
9,912,004
9,757,948
+31.0
Chile
N/A
42,302
11,119
19,432
12,910
N/A
China
65,471
85,372
115,158
7,730
108,670
+66.0
Columbia
3,777
9,690
N/A
4,020
N/A
N/A
Costa Rica
N/A
16,600
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Czech Republic
170,759
60,324
50,270
93,205
40,216
-76.4
Denmark
94,404
79,987
6,127
76,351
32,257
-65.8
Dominica
N/A
N/A
3,486
N/A
N/A
N/A
Dominican Republic
N/A
N/A
8,409
4,073
N/A
N/A
Ecuador
N/A
N/A
3,32
9,220
N/A
N/A
Egypt
N/A
17,000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Estonia
23,283
12,254
6,624
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ethiopia
56,949
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Federal Republic of Germany
1,103,010
1,990,299
2,788,256
2,074,675
1,556,861
+41.1
Finland
2,650
11,659
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
France
521,202
665,775
594,722
478,329
609,514
+16.9
Gabon
N/A
N/A
49,955
N/A
N/A
N/A
Hong Kong
45,742
N/A
2,952
5,589
34,816
-23.9
Iceland
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
3,232
N/A
India
154,455
157,807
118,913
73,361
109,343
-29.3
Iraq
7,780
2,855
8,504
3,554
N/A
N/A
Ireland
N/A
N/A
N/A
4,260
N/A
N/A
Israel
190,978
42,795
57,864
6,825
112,750
-4.1
Italy
253,716
200,547
106,711
373,508
274,144
+8.1
Japan
26,583
83,583
18,914
78,006
140,263
+427.6
Kenya
N/A
N/A
4,580
N/A
N/A
N/A
South Korea
N/A
N/A
47,081
N/A
N/A
N/A
Kuwait
9,364
26,500
5,800
N/A
5,125
+61.5
Malaysia
N/A
N/A
N/A
44,236
N/A
N/A
Mali
N/A
N/A
N/A
11,233
N/A
N/A
Malta
N/A
N/A
10,805
N/A
10,805
N/A
Mauritania
N/A
46,095
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mexico
1,048,359
1,074,557
1,058,134
887,678
1,090,708
+4.0
Netherlands
114,761
143,577
87,410
265,028
19,500
-83.0
Netherlands Antilles
4,435
N/A
7,000
3,023
20,739
+377.6
Nigeria
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
50,686
N/A
Norway
25,008
18,604
5,157
13,812
3,115
-87.5
Panama
N/A
8,591
60,010
N/A
N/A
N/A
Papua New Guinea
N/A
N/A
N/A
14,375
N/A
N/A
Peru
N/A
5,905
9,051
N/A
3,719
N/A
Philippines
15,944
N/A
N/A
15,791
N/A
N/A
Poland
39,188
7,131
N/A
56,467
N/A
N/A
Portugal
N/A
51,597
100,787
122,795
16,416
N/A
Russia
N/A
10,858
6,123
11,967
8,101
N/A
Singapore
13,578
50,408
144,853
158,000
7,983
-41.2
South Africa
97,434
89,406
12,027
77,968
70,594
-27.5
Spain
52,341
146,574
432,777
829,122
428,266
+718.0
Sri Lanka
N/A
N/A
8,500
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sweden
5,280
41,769
14,295
76,549
12,758
+141.6
Switzerland
151,367
300,629
85,207
250,841
58,182
-160.2
Tanzania
N/A
N/A
N/A
8,289
N/A
N/A
Trinidad and Tobago
6,338
16,867
12,538
18,308
13,390
+111.3
Tunisia
6,496
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Turkey
8,374
17,702
9,968
N/A
7,528
-10.1
Turks and Caicos Islands
N/A
9,564
4,821
N/A
N/A
N/A
United Arab Emirates
109,213
210,521
83,304
337,581
166,441
+52.4
United Kingdom
418,253
188,770
757,619
586,811
532,220
+27.2
Venezuela
155,378
N/A226,235
969,832
N/A
N/A
N/A
Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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