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

Exports: Plasma, vaccines, blood

Plasma, vaccines, blood, the No. 12 export by value totaled $1.89 billion for the month of December, $23.21 billion through December of 2018, and $20.35 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
1The Netherlands$2.97 B
2Italy$2.5 B
3Germany$2.13 B
4Belgium$2.05 B
5Japan$1.68 B
6Switzerland$1.41 B
7Ireland$1.19 B
8Canada$1.11 B
9China$1.07 B
10Austria$937.69 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $23.21 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $3,835,403,619
2Port of Virginia $1,883,127,271
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,880,623,927
4Miami International Airport $1,630,338,068
5Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,464,683,566
6Port of Newark $1,181,261,816
7Port of New Orleans $1,064,860,836
8Los Angeles International Airport $1,051,703,788
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,046,506,886
10Philadelphia International Airport $897,292,398

U.S. exports of Plasma, vaccines, blood increased 14.09 percent through December to $23.21 billion

U.S. exports of Plasma, vaccines, blood increased 14.09 percent from $20.35 billion to $23.21 billion in 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 12 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 13 for the last full year with a total value of $20.35 billion, a $1.04 billion, 5.38 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $2,968,009,823
2Italy $2,503,961,546
3Germany $2,133,381,248
4Belgium $2,047,334,290
5Japan $1,682,369,161
6Switzerland $1,407,761,072
7Ireland $1,186,813,744
8Canada $1,108,123,124
9China $1,069,931,267
10Austria $937,687,227

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1CHICAGO, IL $1,722,707,262
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $1,372,028,172
3NORFOLK, VA $960,362,044
4PHILADELPHIA, PA $851,675,372
5NEW ORLEANS, LA $834,795,744
6SAN JUAN, PR $821,578,986
7MIAMI, FL $736,726,874
8CLEVELAND, OH $543,209,418
9SAN FRANCISCO, CA $509,216,394
10SAVANNAH, GA $491,656,654

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 25.25 percent compared to last year to $3.84 billion.
  • Port of Virginia rose 8.44 percent compared to last year to $1.88 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 1.56 percent compared to last year to $1.88 billion.
  • Miami International Airport rose 34.47 percent compared to last year to $1.63 billion.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 40.59 percent compared to last year to $1.46 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 The Netherlands increased $744.06 million, 33.46 percent, (12.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Italy increased $781.3 million, 45.35 percent, (10.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $146.97 million, 7.4 percent, (9.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $415.76 million, 25.48 percent, (8.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $181.13 million, 12.07 percent, (7.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 48.83 percent of all these Plasma, vaccines, blood exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $11.34 billion of the $23.21 billion total.

All totaled, 46.07 percent of all these Plasma, vaccines, blood exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $10.69 billion of the $23.21 billion total