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

Exports: Cigars, cigarettes

Cigars, cigarettes, the No. 245 export by value totaled $120.01 million for the month of December, $1.09 billion through December of 2018, and $900.4 million 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$1.02 B
2Russia$9.78 M
3Mexico$8.5 M
4United Arab Emirates$8.24 M
5Panama$6.92 M
6Dominican Republic$4.93 M
7Honduras$3.78 M
8Vietnam$3.7 M
9South Korea$2.85 M
10Japan$2.16 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.09 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,014,581,702
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,166,432
3Port Everglades, Fla. $9,879,419
4Port Miami $8,811,816
5Port of Houston $6,910,020
6Port of Charleston $3,957,269
7Port of New York $3,764,487
8Port Laredo $3,540,935
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,806,541
10San Ysidro / Tijuana Border Crossing, Calif. $2,672,036

U.S. exports of Cigars, cigarettes increased 21.32 percent through December to $1.09 billion

U.S. exports of Cigars, cigarettes increased 21.32 percent from $900.4 million to $1.09 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 245 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 263 for the last full year with a total value of $900.4 million, a $82.67 million, 8.41 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 Panama. 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.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,018,184,713
2Russia $9,782,551
3Mexico $8,501,783
4United Arab Emirates $8,235,528
5Panama $6,916,507
6Dominican Republic $4,928,335
7Honduras $3,779,245
8Vietnam $3,702,192
9South Korea $2,854,758
10Japan $2,161,945

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1BUFFALO, NY $387,999,634
2MIAMI, FL $13,978,596
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $7,031,390
4HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $5,152,634
5SAVANNAH, GA $4,846,602
6LAREDO, TX $1,987,338
7LOS ANGELES, CA $1,608,272
8SAN DIEGO, CA $1,302,614
9SAN JUAN, PR $1,257,822
10NORFOLK, VA $1,216,048

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 27.82 percent compared to last year to $1.01 billion.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 4.76 percent compared to last year to $13.17 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 14.84 percent compared to last year to $9.88 million.
  • Port Miami rose 14.99 percent compared to last year to $8.81 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 1.81 percent compared to last year to $6.91 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 $221.41 million, 27.79 percent, (93.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Russia increased $1.31 million, 15.4 percent, (0.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $1.34 million, 13.61 percent, (0.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $3.11 million, 60.73 percent, (0.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Panama decreased $4.74 million, 40.66 percent, (0.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.27 percent of all these Cigars, cigarettes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.05 billion of the $1.09 billion total.

All totaled, 96.43 percent of all these Cigars, cigarettes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.05 billion of the $1.09 billion total