Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Books, brochures

Books, brochures, the No. 135 export by value totaled $181.76 million for the month of December, $2.22 billion in 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$874.81 M
2United Kingdom$506.09 M
3Mexico$146.06 M
4Australia$88.85 M
5China$66.02 M
6India$42.56 M
7Singapore$39.36 M
8Japan$36.15 M
9United Arab Emirates$34.37 M
10The Netherlands$26.37 M
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U.S. exports of Books, brochures decreased 1.87 percent through December 2019 to $2.22 billion

U.S. exports of Books, brochures decreased 1.87 percent from $2.26 billion to $2.22 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 135 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 140 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 December of 2019 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.

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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $874,810,164
2United Kingdom $506,093,033
3Mexico $146,060,244
4Australia $88,846,318
5China $66,022,937
6India $42,561,069
7Singapore $39,357,799
8Japan $36,152,260
9United Arab Emirates $34,368,024
10The Netherlands $26,370,828

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 5.13 percent compared to last year to $285.62 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 6.08 percent compared to last year to $256.9 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 2.56 percent compared to last year to $176.35 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 4.8 percent compared to last year to $164.96 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 16.02 percent compared to last year to $158.4 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 $40.45 million, 4.42 percent, (39.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $52.78 million, 11.64 percent, (22.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $9.07 million, 5.85 percent, (6.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia decreased $14.08 million, 13.68 percent, (4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $16.7 million, 20.19 percent, (2.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.79 percent of all these Books, brochures exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.68 billion of the $2.22 billion total.

All totaled, 46.97 percent of all these Books, brochures exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $1.04 billion of the $2.22 billion total