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

Exports: Containers for transportation

Containers for transportation, the No. 417 export by value totaled $34.34 million for the month of October, $350.74 million through October of 2018, and $383.64 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$52.17 M
2Singapore$50.14 M
3Marshall Islands$49.39 M
4Japan$27.79 M
5United Kingdom$18.55 M
6The Netherlands$14.9 M
7France$14.76 M
8South Korea$14.73 M
9Germany$11.06 M
10Liberia$10.97 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $350.74 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Morgan City, La. $69,956,443
2Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $69,399,572
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $20,031,908
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $13,872,566
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $13,397,873
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $12,645,652
7Port of Houston $11,902,359
8Port of Charleston $10,284,473
9Port of Everett, Wash. $8,658,702
10Port of Virginia $7,426,563

U.S. exports of Containers for transportation increased 9.33 percent through October to $350.74 million

U.S. exports of Containers for transportation increased 9.33 percent from $320.81 million to $350.74 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 417 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 426 for the last full year with a total value of $383.64 million, a $61.74 million, 13.86 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Marshall Islands, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Morgan City, La., No. 2 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Marshall Islands, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, No. 2 Port of Morgan City, La., No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $52,173,590
2Singapore $50,141,363
3Marshall Islands $49,391,083
4Japan $27,789,213
5United Kingdom $18,551,724
6The Netherlands $14,900,464
7France $14,757,480
8South Korea $14,725,608
9Germany $11,061,121
10Liberia $10,970,679

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $15,708,178
2New York City $7,487,984
3Pembina, N.D. $6,104,811
4New Orleans $5,039,093
5Los Angeles $2,780,233
6Houston $2,283,512
7Wilmington $1,781,300
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,514,930
9Atlanta/Savannah $1,392,152
10Charleston $1,323,220

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:

  • Port of Morgan City, La. rose 41.73 percent compared to last year to $69.96 million.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport fell 10.61 percent compared to last year to $69.4 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 64.54 percent compared to last year to $20.03 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 59.04 percent compared to last year to $13.87 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 477.83 percent compared to last year to $13.4 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 $14.66 million, 39.09 percent, (14.88 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Singapore decreased $603,887, 1.19 percent, (14.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Marshall Islands increased $4.26 million, 9.43 percent, (14.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $9.1 million, 48.67 percent, (7.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $2.12 million, 12.89 percent, (5.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.46 percent of all these Containers for transportation exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $198.05 million of the $350.74 million total.

All totaled, 53.22 percent of all these Containers for transportation exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $186.66 million of the $350.74 million total