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

Exports: Matches

Matches, the No. 1177 export by value totaled $172,087 for the month of October, $1.52 million through October of 2018, and $2.07 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$1.13 M
2Japan$190,619
3Taiwan$53,095
4United Kingdom$34,998
5Bahamas$25,737
6Mexico$24,156
7Qatar$19,796
8South Africa$9,870
9Switzerland$7,886
10Guatemala$5,800
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U.S. exports of Matches decreased 15.86 percent through October to $1.52 million

U.S. exports of Matches decreased 15.86 percent from $1.8 million to $1.52 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 1177 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1167 for the last full year with a total value of $2.07 million, a $566,349, 37.61 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Bahamas. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Mail Shipments and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Bahamas, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,131,041
2Japan $190,619
3Taiwan $53,095
4United Kingdom $34,998
5Bahamas $25,737
6Mexico $24,156
7Qatar $19,796
8South Africa $9,870
9Switzerland $7,886
10Guatemala $5,800

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Low Value Shipments $94,831
2Pembina, N.D. $49,861
3Detroit $43,484
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $12,954
5Charleston $6,900
6New York City $6,692
7Buffalo $3,578
8Seattle $3,044

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 12.13 percent compared to last year to $455,835.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 46.11 percent compared to last year to $266,804.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 56.09 percent compared to last year to $156,144.
  • Mail Shipments totaled $151,650. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 58.2 percent compared to last year to $116,404.

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 decreased $474,263, 29.54 percent, (74.56 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $164,169, 620.68 percent, (12.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Taiwan increased $53,095, 0 percent, (3.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $19,722, 129.1 percent, (2.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Bahamas decreased $8,075, 23.88 percent, (1.7 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.63 percent of all these Matches exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.44 million of the $1.52 million total.

All totaled, 75.6 percent of all these Matches exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.15 million of the $1.52 million total