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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Books, brochures

Books, brochures, the No. 138 export by value totaled $207.93 million for the month of October, $1.87 billion through October of 2018, and $2.33 billion for all of 2017, 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$754.35 M
2United Kingdom$363.73 M
3Mexico$133.11 M
4Australia$86.75 M
5China$72.82 M
6India$33.18 M
7Japan$32.47 M
8Germany$30.95 M
9Singapore$28.66 M
10The Netherlands$23.21 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.87 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $245,852,685
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $226,283,038
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $149,198,093
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $143,777,073
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $124,993,131
6Port of Newark $110,767,999
7Port of New York $106,498,466
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $85,163,982
9Port of Virginia $68,779,686
10Port of Long Beach $43,917,951

U.S. exports of Books, brochures decreased 1.22 percent through October to $1.87 billion

U.S. exports of Books, brochures decreased 1.22 percent from $1.9 billion to $1.87 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 138 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 135 for the last full year with a total value of $2.33 billion, a $31.77 million, 1.35 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 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.

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 Port of Newark.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $754,346,125
2United Kingdom $363,730,035
3Mexico $133,114,295
4Australia $86,745,033
5China $72,824,723
6India $33,182,013
7Japan $32,468,198
8Germany $30,954,270
9Singapore $28,660,786
10The Netherlands $23,207,059

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $91,710,256
2Detroit $50,861,255
3Buffalo $41,504,625
4Low Value Shipments $25,393,916
5Chicago $15,639,878
6Los Angeles $14,510,365
7Norfolk $12,145,444
8Philadelphia $11,960,761
9Miami $11,522,106
10Laredo $9,859,990

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 3.32 percent compared to last year to $245.85 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 22.44 percent compared to last year to $226.28 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.77 percent compared to last year to $149.2 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 1.8 percent compared to last year to $143.78 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 8.72 percent compared to last year to $124.99 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 increased $12.69 million, 1.71 percent, (40.27 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $24.99 million, 6.43 percent, (19.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $11.59 million, 9.54 percent, (7.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia increased $7.68 million, 9.72 percent, (4.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $5.86 million, 7.45 percent, (3.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.32 percent of all these Books, brochures exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.41 billion of the $1.87 billion total.

All totaled, 47.52 percent of all these Books, brochures exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $890.1 million of the $1.87 billion total