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

Exports: Natural waters

Natural waters, the No. 626 export by value totaled $16.76 million for the month of August, $111.57 million through August of 2019, and $151.19 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
1Japan$43.96 M
2Canada$17.82 M
3Mexico$9.97 M
4Taiwan$4.08 M
5China$3.79 M
6The Netherlands$3.76 M
7Panama$3.37 M
8United Kingdom$2.13 M
9Cayman Islands$1.75 M
10Australia$1.7 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $111.57 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $19,614,531
2Port of Los Angeles $14,338,412
3Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $9,835,114
4Port Everglades, Fla. $8,556,030
5Port of Long Beach $8,096,942
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,388,449
7Port Miami $6,935,632
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $5,685,290
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $5,302,011
10Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $2,773,430

U.S. exports of Natural waters increased 6.41 percent through August to $111.57 million

U.S. exports of Natural waters increased 6.41 percent from $104.85 million to $111.57 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 626 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 643 for the last full year with a total value of $151.19 million, a $11.32 million, 8.09 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii, No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Panama. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $43,960,699
2Canada $17,818,454
3Mexico $9,974,727
4Taiwan $4,083,972
5China $3,788,873
6The Netherlands $3,762,775
7Panama $3,369,092
8United Kingdom $2,132,905
9Cayman Islands $1,746,869
10Australia $1,702,693

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $9,781,752
2Miami $6,282,175
3San Francisco $6,178,068
4Honolulu $4,330,319
5San Diego $2,959,759
6Buffalo $2,669,876
7Seattle $1,873,759
8Detroit $1,301,571
9New York City $982,559
10Laredo $729,377

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:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 42.78 percent compared to last year to $19.61 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.26 percent compared to last year to $14.34 million.
  • Port of Honolulu, Hawaii rose 1.07 percent compared to last year to $9.84 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 23.03 percent compared to last year to $8.56 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 36.53 percent compared to last year to $8.1 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 Japan decreased $2.63 million, 5.64 percent, (39.4 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $162,518, 0.9 percent, (15.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $535,364, 5.09 percent, (8.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Taiwan increased $2.65 million, 185.06 percent, (3.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $2.92 million, 335.38 percent, (3.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.37 percent of all these Natural waters exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $79.63 million of the $111.57 million total.

All totaled, 54.17 percent of all these Natural waters exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $60.44 million of the $111.57 million total