Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Cigars, cigarettes

Cigars, cigarettes, the No. 274 export by value totaled $23.46 million for the month of December, $880.74 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$784.16 M
2Panama$12.5 M
3Mexico$12.08 M
4United Arab Emirates$8.81 M
5Dominican Republic$6.45 M
6Russia$5.62 M
7The Netherlands$4.3 M
8Honduras$4.1 M
9Jamaica$3.24 M
10Saint Maarten$2.31 M
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U.S. exports of Cigars, cigarettes decreased 19.38 percent through December 2019 to $880.74 million

U.S. exports of Cigars, cigarettes decreased 19.38 percent from $1.09 billion to $880.74 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 274 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 245 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Panama, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 Dominican Republic. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $784,158,841
2Panama $12,497,866
3Mexico $12,076,465
4United Arab Emirates $8,812,814
5Dominican Republic $6,449,343
6Russia $5,624,960
7The Netherlands $4,302,378
8Honduras $4,096,729
9Jamaica $3,238,884
10Saint Maarten $2,311,837

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 23.1 percent compared to last year to $780.22 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 51.91 percent compared to last year to $20 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 141.93 percent compared to last year to $16.72 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 26.44 percent compared to last year to $12.49 million.
  • Port Miami rose 20.36 percent compared to last year to $10.61 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 $234.03 million, 22.98 percent, (89.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Panama increased $5.58 million, 80.7 percent, (1.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $3.57 million, 42.05 percent, (1.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $577,286, 7.01 percent, (1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Dominican Republic increased $1.52 million, 30.86 percent, (0.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.56 percent of all these Cigars, cigarettes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $824 million of the $880.74 million total.

All totaled, 95.38 percent of all these Cigars, cigarettes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $840.04 million of the $880.74 million total