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

Exports: Raw tobacco

Raw tobacco, the No. 209 export by value totaled $88.87 million for the month of February, $203.47 million through February of 2019, and $1.07 billion 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
1Switzerland$32.78 M
2Italy$28.13 M
3Dominican Republic$27.29 M
4Mexico$19.09 M
5South Korea$13.34 M
6Canada$9.64 M
7Belgium$9.32 M
8Indonesia$8.46 M
9Vietnam$7.31 M
10Ukraine$6.46 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $203.47 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $145,326,684
2Port of New York $18,467,285
3Port Laredo $12,203,724
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,074,723
5Port Miami $4,987,123
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $4,270,843
7Port of Chester, Penn. $2,849,529
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $2,438,644
9Port of Newark $1,906,360
10Port Everglades, Fla. $1,059,623

U.S. exports of Raw tobacco increased 24.25 percent through February to $203.47 million

U.S. exports of Raw tobacco increased 24.25 percent from $163.76 million to $203.47 million through the first two 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 209 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 248 for the last full year with a total value of $1.07 billion, a $37.27 million, 3.36 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $32,775,043
2Italy $28,131,486
3Dominican Republic $27,292,627
4Mexico $19,092,566
5South Korea $13,336,836
6Canada $9,637,432
7Belgium $9,324,718
8Indonesia $8,461,045
9Vietnam $7,306,236
10Ukraine $6,459,969

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk $173,903,613
2New York City $31,934,796
3Laredo $18,007,929
4Buffalo $11,070,229
5Philadelphia $9,475,785
6Atlanta/Savannah $6,760,162
7Miami $5,525,480
8Charleston $2,631,271
9El Paso $1,335,264
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $801,677

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia rose 26.36 percent compared to last year to $145.33 million.
  • Port of New York rose 123.78 percent compared to last year to $18.47 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 20.78 percent compared to last year to $12.2 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 20.34 percent compared to last year to $7.07 million.
  • Port Miami rose 144.79 percent compared to last year to $4.99 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 Switzerland increased $15.78 million, 92.81 percent, (16.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Italy increased $18.84 million, 202.62 percent, (13.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Dominican Republic increased $6.87 million, 33.61 percent, (13.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $11.5 million, 37.6 percent, (9.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $10.83 million, 432.82 percent, (6.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.29 percent of all these Raw tobacco exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $120.63 million of the $203.47 million total.

All totaled, 92.43 percent of all these Raw tobacco exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $188.06 million of the $203.47 million total