Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Matches

Matches, the No. 1171 export by value totaled $87,159 for the month of May, $577,262 through May of 2020, and $1.61 million for all of 2019, 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$424,083
2India$57,696
3Japan$49,500
4Bahamas$13,835
5New Zealand$8,896
6Saudi Arabia$8,802
7France$6,122
8Qatar$5,477
9South Africa$2,851
10Sweden$0
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U.S. exports of Matches decreased 35.24 percent through May to $577,262

U.S. exports of Matches decreased 35.24 percent from $891,356 to $577,262 through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1171 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1157 for the last full year with a total value of $1.61 million, a $113,978, 6.61 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Mail Shipments.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 17.2 percent compared to last year to $150,945.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 89.84 percent compared to last year to $124,044.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 43.13 percent compared to last year to $82,261.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 508.48 percent compared to last year to $57,696.
  • Mail Shipments rose 11.11 percent compared to last year to $49,500.

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 from No. 1 Canada decreased $240,593, 18.4 percent, (184.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 China increased $274,796, 2107.17 percent, (49.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $52,528, 150.09 percent, (15.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Japan decreased $138,515, 72.67 percent, (9.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Australia increased $31,867, 0 percent, (5.52 percent market share).

All totaled, 94.79 percent of all these Matches exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.53 million of the $1.61 million total.

All totaled, 80.46 percent of all these Matches exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $464,446 of the $577,262 total