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

Exports: Candles

Candles, the No. 608 export by value totaled $19 million for the month of August, $122.59 million through August of 2019, and $212.98 million 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$42.6 M
2United Kingdom$20.44 M
3The Netherlands$18.6 M
4United Arab Emirates$12.97 M
5South Korea$4.06 M
6China$3.15 M
7Australia$2.41 M
8Mexico$2.3 M
9Germany$2.08 M
10Sweden$1.59 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $122.59 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $26,858,142
2Port of Newark $15,182,513
3Port of New York $11,004,959
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $10,803,339
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $8,881,803
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $8,010,904
7Port of Long Beach $4,442,467
8Port of Portland, Maine $3,924,163
9Port of Los Angeles $3,426,162
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $3,080,711

U.S. exports of Candles decreased 1.75 percent through August to $122.59 million

U.S. exports of Candles decreased 1.75 percent from $124.78 million to $122.59 million through the first eight 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 608 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 606 for the last full year with a total value of $212.98 million, a $65.5 million, 23.52 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New York, 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 The Netherlands, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $42,603,996
2United Kingdom $20,437,792
3The Netherlands $18,597,187
4United Arab Emirates $12,969,051
5South Korea $4,063,936
6China $3,145,325
7Australia $2,413,864
8Mexico $2,301,565
9Germany $2,084,222
10Sweden $1,592,445

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk $14,508,451
2New York City $14,381,409
3Buffalo $8,566,080
4Detroit $6,960,598
5Low Value Shipments $5,554,310
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,721,162
7Los Angeles $4,635,370
8Pembina, N.D. $4,392,810
9Chicago $1,823,203
10Seattle $1,552,873

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 2.97 percent compared to last year to $26.86 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 38.8 percent compared to last year to $15.18 million.
  • Port of New York fell 15.18 percent compared to last year to $11 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 4.46 percent compared to last year to $10.8 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.37 percent compared to last year to $8.88 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 $1.9 million, 4.26 percent, (34.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $1.1 million, 5.7 percent, (16.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $3.15 million, 20.41 percent, (15.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $3.96 million, 43.95 percent, (10.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $2.84 million, 41.15 percent, (3.31 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.49 percent of all these Candles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $98.67 million of the $122.59 million total.

All totaled, 59.33 percent of all these Candles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $72.73 million of the $122.59 million total