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

Exports: Cigars, cigarettes

Cigars, cigarettes, the No. 290 export by value totaled $86.76 million for the month of March, $197.87 million through March of 2019, and $1.09 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$176.8 M
2Honduras$4.01 M
3Sierra Leone$2.17 M
4Mexico$1.88 M
5United Arab Emirates$1.64 M
6Panama$1.56 M
7Dominican Republic$1.49 M
8The Netherlands$1.27 M
9Jamaica$945,781
10Libya$609,879
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $197.87 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $175,715,493
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,160,914
3Port of New York $4,267,373
4Port Miami $2,705,851
5Port of Houston $2,442,342
6Port Everglades, Fla. $2,053,985
7Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $919,515
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $537,310
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $487,215
10San Ysidro / Tijuana Border Crossing, Calif. $381,592

U.S. exports of Cigars, cigarettes increased 5.23 percent through March to $197.87 million

U.S. exports of Cigars, cigarettes increased 5.23 percent from $188.03 million to $197.87 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 290 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 292 for the last full year with a total value of $1.09 billion, a $192 million, 21.32 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Sierra Leone, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Panama, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $176,803,058
2Honduras $4,006,409
3Sierra Leone $2,172,552
4Mexico $1,881,761
5United Arab Emirates $1,635,050
6Panama $1,557,264
7Dominican Republic $1,489,024
8The Netherlands $1,272,324
9Jamaica $945,781
10Libya $609,879

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $285,981,925
2Miami $9,272,956
3Atlanta/Savannah $4,790,080
4New York City $3,529,762
5Houston $3,016,912
6Los Angeles $1,169,941
7Laredo $1,085,757
8Norfolk $989,635
9El Paso $833,626
10San Diego $828,881

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:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 5.2 percent compared to last year to $175.72 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 208.09 percent compared to last year to $5.16 million.
  • Port of New York rose 24.77 percent compared to last year to $4.27 million.
  • Port Miami fell 17.29 percent compared to last year to $2.71 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 30.02 percent compared to last year to $2.44 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 $8.9 million, 5.3 percent, (89.35 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Honduras increased $384,212, 10.61 percent, (2.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Sierra Leone increased $2.17 million, 0 percent, (1.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $16,389, 0.86 percent, (0.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates decreased $42,914, 2.56 percent, (0.83 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.25 percent of all these Cigars, cigarettes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $186.5 million of the $197.87 million total.

All totaled, 96.17 percent of all these Cigars, cigarettes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $190.29 million of the $197.87 million total