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

Exports: Books, brochures

Books, brochures, the No. 140 export by value totaled $186.61 million for the month of December, $2.26 billion through December 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$915.26 M
2United Kingdom$453.32 M
3Mexico$155.13 M
4Australia$102.93 M
5China$82.73 M
6Japan$42.03 M
7India$40.56 M
8Germany$36.56 M
9Singapore$35.1 M
10The Netherlands$28.53 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.26 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $301,077,928
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $273,531,193
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $180,988,245
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $173,283,766
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $151,416,647
6Port of Newark $136,527,721
7Port of New York $129,891,880
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $98,923,312
9Port of Virginia $76,811,755
10Port of Long Beach $52,127,654

U.S. exports of Books, brochures decreased 2.97 percent through December to $2.26 billion

U.S. exports of Books, brochures decreased 2.97 percent from $2.33 billion to $2.26 billion in 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 140 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 130 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $915,262,046
2United Kingdom $453,317,825
3Mexico $155,127,739
4Australia $102,930,985
5China $82,725,457
6Japan $42,030,246
7India $40,564,229
8Germany $36,557,688
9Singapore $35,101,270
10The Netherlands $28,530,257

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $275,978,770
2DETROIT, MI $158,722,714
3BUFFALO, NY $134,490,696
4LOW VALUE $75,669,482
5LOS ANGELES, CA $46,775,182
6CHICAGO, IL $45,559,098
7PHILADELPHIA, PA $41,120,596
8MIAMI, FL $39,378,500
9NORFOLK, VA $32,411,436
10LAREDO, TX $27,470,510

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.81 percent compared to last year to $301.08 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 10.57 percent compared to last year to $273.53 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 3.21 percent compared to last year to $180.99 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 6.05 percent compared to last year to $173.28 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 7.24 percent compared to last year to $151.42 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 $3.99 million, 0.44 percent, (40.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $42.65 million, 8.6 percent, (20.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $11.33 million, 7.88 percent, (6.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia increased $4.82 million, 4.92 percent, (4.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $11.64 million, 12.33 percent, (3.66 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.6 percent of all these Books, brochures exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.71 billion of the $2.26 billion total.

All totaled, 47.78 percent of all these Books, brochures exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.08 billion of the $2.26 billion total