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

Exports: Collectors items of historic or botanic interest

Collectors items of historic or botanic interest, the No. 506 export by value totaled $12.77 million for the month of October, $244.54 million through October of 2018, and $163.53 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
1Germany$77.64 M
2Hong Kong$54.57 M
3United Kingdom$28.63 M
4Switzerland$11.91 M
5Japan$11.42 M
6France$8.08 M
7Australia$7.43 M
8Poland$5.46 M
9Canada$4.8 M
10Thailand$3.8 M
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U.S. exports of Collectors items of historic or botanic interest increased 82.47 percent through October to $244.54 million

U.S. exports of Collectors items of historic or botanic interest increased 82.47 percent from $134.01 million to $244.54 million through the first 10 months of 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 506 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 629 for the last full year with a total value of $163.53 million, a $22.39 million, 15.86 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Louisville, International Airport, Ky. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Louisville, International Airport, Ky. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $77,637,608
2Hong Kong $54,569,179
3United Kingdom $28,631,626
4Switzerland $11,910,966
5Japan $11,418,364
6France $8,082,725
7Australia $7,430,940
8Poland $5,463,403
9Canada $4,795,673
10Thailand $3,795,836

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $48,414,643
2Los Angeles $17,734,037
3Cleveland $9,014,708
4Detroit $1,756,616
5New Orleans $1,447,128
6Anchorage $1,130,429
7San Francisco $1,123,738
8Philadelphia $850,124
9Mail Shipments $706,903
10Miami $540,083

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 504.32 percent compared to last year to $114.47 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 8.53 percent compared to last year to $46.9 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 56.95 percent compared to last year to $23.9 million.
  • Louisville, International Airport, Ky. rose 2.54 percent compared to last year to $9.61 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 171.56 percent compared to last year to $6.08 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 Germany increased $60.16 million, 344.3 percent, (31.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Hong Kong increased $21.67 million, 65.86 percent, (22.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $12.76 million, 80.39 percent, (11.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Switzerland increased $1.23 million, 11.55 percent, (4.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $1.83 million, 13.8 percent, (4.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.31 percent of all these Collectors items of historic or botanic interest exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $184.17 million of the $244.54 million total.

All totaled, 82.17 percent of all these Collectors items of historic or botanic interest exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $200.95 million of the $244.54 million total