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An overview of the US Computer Storage Device Industry

The industry’s revenue for the year 2006 was approximately $8,420,000,000. The gross profit was 32.72% at $2,755,024,000. There were 139 establishments in this industry that year. Thus, average contribution (or revenue) per establishment annually was $60,577,000.

The total import export value for the year 2006 was $16,030,089,000. There were 180 countries that conducted foreign trade with the U.S. in 2006, 6 more than year 2005. The top trading countries were: Singapore, $3,285,788,000 (20.50%); China, $3,132,143,000 (19.54%); Thailand, $1,961,360,000 (12.24%); Malaysia, $1,084,173,000 (6.76%); and Mexico, $988,033,000 (6.16%). Their combined total represents approximately 65% of all imports and exports.

The total import value for the year 2006 was $11,353,847,000. This represents a 6.4% increase from year 2005. The U.S. had imported industry related merchandises from 77 countries in 2006. The top importing countries were: Singapore, $3,041,483,000 (26.79%); China, $2,935,439,000 (25.85%); Thailand, $1,877,412,000 (16.54%); Malaysia, $951,958,000 (8.38%); and Philippines, $679,367,000 (5.98%). Their combined total represents approximately 84% of import from all countries.

The total export value for the year 2006 was $4,428,837,000. This represents a 2.5% increase from year 2005. The U.S. had exported industry related merchandises to 177 countries in 2006. The top exporting countries were: Mexico, $768,634,000 (17.36%); Canada, $687,881,000 (15.53%); Netherlands, $384,701,000 (8.69%); Japan, $314,866,000 (7.11%); and United Kingdom, $235,797,000 (5.32%). Their combined total represents approximately 54% of export to all countries.

Adding the import and subtracting the export, the total U.S. consumption value of this industry for the year was $15,345,000,000.

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