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

Exports: Containers for transportation

Containers for transportation, the No. 448 export by value totaled $29.95 million for the month of August, $234.53 million through August 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
1Singapore$31.72 M
2Canada$31.39 M
3Germany$24.09 M
4Japan$23.38 M
5Mexico$14.47 M
6The Netherlands$12.67 M
7France$9.29 M
8South Korea$7.21 M
9China$5.41 M
10Poland$4.59 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $234.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $52,355,740
2Port of Houston $13,721,972
3Port of Charleston $12,551,478
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $10,190,045
5Port of Everett, Wash. $7,993,154
6Port of Los Angeles $7,639,333
7Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. $7,616,711
8Port of Virginia $7,505,402
9Port Laredo $6,323,678
10Port of Morgan City, La. $6,306,887

U.S. exports of Containers for transportation decreased 16.00 percent through August to $234.53 million

U.S. exports of Containers for transportation decreased 16.00 percent from $279.21 million to $234.53 million through the first eight 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 448 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 418 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Everett, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Marshall Islands, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Singapore, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Singapore $31,724,499
2Canada $31,385,655
3Germany $24,086,038
4Japan $23,383,128
5Mexico $14,474,978
6The Netherlands $12,672,205
7France $9,292,004
8South Korea $7,211,706
9China $5,405,460
10Poland $4,593,168

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport fell 8.14 percent compared to last year to $52.36 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 65.11 percent compared to last year to $13.72 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 68.32 percent compared to last year to $12.55 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 37.52 percent compared to last year to $10.19 million.
  • Port of Everett, Wash. rose 11.15 percent compared to last year to $7.99 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 Singapore decreased $7.37 million, 18.86 percent, (13.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $9.45 million, 23.14 percent, (13.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $14.95 million, 163.67 percent, (10.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $1.64 million, 7.55 percent, (9.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico increased $9.2 million, 174.61 percent, (6.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.32 percent of all these Containers for transportation exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $125.05 million of the $234.53 million total.

All totaled, 41.28 percent of all these Containers for transportation exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $96.81 million of the $234.53 million total