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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Books, brochures

Books, brochures, the No. 142 export by value totaled $179.61 million for the month of March, $521.56 million through March of 2019, and $2.26 billion for all of 2018, 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$196.15 M
2United Kingdom$126.81 M
3Mexico$31.6 M
4Australia$24.23 M
5China$15.08 M
6Singapore$10.52 M
7India$10.28 M
8Japan$8.83 M
9The Netherlands$7.27 M
10Germany$7.11 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $521.56 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $67,515,047
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $65,563,765
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $37,551,652
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $36,612,916
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $36,381,151
6Port of New York $33,897,883
7Port of Newark $29,127,927
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $23,001,953
9Port of Virginia $19,890,727
10Port of Chester, Penn. $11,445,330

U.S. exports of Books, brochures decreased 3.41 percent through March to $521.56 million

U.S. exports of Books, brochures decreased 3.41 percent from $539.97 million to $521.56 million through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 142 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 138 for the last full year with a total value of $2.26 billion, a $69.33 million, 2.97 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $196,154,533
2United Kingdom $126,812,041
3Mexico $31,598,308
4Australia $24,231,574
5China $15,080,165
6Singapore $10,521,190
7India $10,276,043
8Japan $8,829,091
9The Netherlands $7,266,814
10Germany $7,109,361

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $188,111,547
2Detroit $112,640,248
3Buffalo $96,756,190
4Low Value Shipments $51,817,432
5Chicago $29,402,882
6Philadelphia $29,048,008
7Los Angeles $28,329,589
8Miami $27,192,117
9Laredo $20,939,621
10Norfolk $20,177,513

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 2.82 percent compared to last year to $67.52 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 5.89 percent compared to last year to $65.56 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 3.71 percent compared to last year to $37.55 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 6.41 percent compared to last year to $36.61 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 1.29 percent compared to last year to $36.38 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. exports to No. 1 Canada decreased $3.17 million, 1.59 percent, (37.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $13.76 million, 12.17 percent, (24.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $8.74 million, 21.68 percent, (6.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia decreased $3.99 million, 14.13 percent, (4.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $4.45 million, 22.8 percent, (2.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.52 percent of all these Books, brochures exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $393.88 million of the $521.56 million total.

All totaled, 46.71 percent of all these Books, brochures exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $243.62 million of the $521.56 million total