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

Exports: Containers for transportation

Containers for transportation, the No. 444 export by value totaled $28.05 million for the month of February, $57.77 million through February of 2019, and $409.63 million 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
1Germany$7 M
2Canada$7 M
3Singapore$6.75 M
4Japan$5.88 M
5South Africa$4.11 M
6South Korea$2.82 M
7China$2.58 M
8Marshall Islands$2.39 M
9Mexico$1.95 M
10France$1.81 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $57.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $14,816,299
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,538,728
3Port of Houston $3,744,752
4Port of Morgan City, La. $3,122,833
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,634,039
6Port of Everett, Wash. $2,569,316
7Port of Long Beach $2,295,211
8Port of Charleston $2,038,735
9Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. $1,710,033
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,647,523

U.S. exports of Containers for transportation increased 6.74 percent through February to $57.77 million

U.S. exports of Containers for transportation increased 6.74 percent from $54.12 million to $57.77 million through the first two 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 444 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 454 for the last full year with a total value of $409.63 million, a $26 million, 6.78 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Singapore, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Africa. The leading gateways were No. 1 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Morgan City, La. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Marshall Islands and No. 5 Japan. 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 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $6,999,820
2Canada $6,998,920
3Singapore $6,745,048
4Japan $5,881,286
5South Africa $4,108,547
6South Korea $2,819,668
7China $2,577,436
8Marshall Islands $2,393,338
9Mexico $1,949,318
10France $1,809,838

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $26,117,076
2New York City $13,513,031
3Pembina, N.D. $10,885,342
4New Orleans $10,342,350
5Los Angeles $7,805,797
6Houston $7,151,683
7Wilmington $4,007,621
8Laredo $3,701,440
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,489,865
10Atlanta/Savannah $3,439,032

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport rose 24.47 percent compared to last year to $14.82 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 347.44 percent compared to last year to $4.54 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 73.4 percent compared to last year to $3.74 million.
  • Port of Morgan City, La. fell 36.87 percent compared to last year to $3.12 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 3.32 percent compared to last year to $2.63 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 $5.47 million, 356.31 percent, (12.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $3.32 million, 32.19 percent, (12.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Singapore increased $368,052, 5.77 percent, (11.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $1.38 million, 30.62 percent, (10.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Africa increased $3.35 million, 441.79 percent, (7.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.2 percent of all these Containers for transportation exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $30.73 million of the $57.77 million total.

All totaled, 49.95 percent of all these Containers for transportation exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $28.86 million of the $57.77 million total