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

Exports: Low value shipments

Low value shipments, the No. 7 export by value totaled $3.33 billion for the month of October, $31.16 billion through October of 2018, and $35.15 billion 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$7.25 B
2Mexico$6.22 B
3United Kingdom$1.36 B
4Germany$1.07 B
5Australia$825.77 M
6France$716.83 M
7Japan$652.52 M
8Singapore$614.01 M
9China$588.24 M
10The Netherlands$532.88 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports$27.24 B
2Low Value Shipments$3.93 B
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $31.16 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports $27,235,138,446
2Low Value Shipments $3,928,200,058

U.S. exports of Low value shipments increased 8.49 percent through October to $31.16 billion

U.S. exports of Low value shipments increased 8.49 percent from $28.72 billion to $31.16 billion 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 7 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 6 for the last full year with a total value of $35.15 billion, a $2.24 billion, 6.82 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways only airports, seaports and border crossings from which exports left the United States through October were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 2 Low Value Shipments.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways only airports, seaports and border crossings for exports were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 2 Low Value Shipments.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $7,253,677,015
2Mexico $6,217,235,738
3United Kingdom $1,364,347,320
4Germany $1,069,270,428
5Australia $825,765,845
6France $716,828,821
7Japan $652,521,150
8Singapore $614,011,784
9China $588,243,061
10The Netherlands $532,882,838

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Low Value Shipments $5,615,243,315

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:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 10.09 percent compared to last year to $27.24 billion.
  • Low Value Shipments fell 1.43 percent compared to last year to $3.93 billion.

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 $159.41 million, 2.25 percent, (23.28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $587.33 million, 10.43 percent, (19.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $151.96 million, 12.53 percent, (4.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $98.67 million, 10.17 percent, (3.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Australia increased $36.52 million, 4.63 percent, (2.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.69 percent of all these Low value shipments exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $16.73 billion of the $31.16 billion total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Low value shipments exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $31.16 billion of the $31.16 billion total