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

Exports: Raw tobacco

Raw tobacco, the No. 232 export by value totaled $70.21 million for the month of October, $971.88 million through October of 2018, and $1.11 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
1Switzerland$206.02 M
2China$157.94 M
3Mexico$77.88 M
4Dominican Republic$70.39 M
5Indonesia$69.39 M
6Belgium$41.32 M
7The Netherlands$28.08 M
8Canada$27.86 M
9Italy$26.96 M
10Egypt$21.99 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $971.88 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $729,675,154
2Port of New York $42,373,637
3Port of Wilmington, N.C. $39,595,339
4Port Laredo $33,665,077
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $28,928,471
6Port of Newark $19,238,760
7Port of Charleston $19,075,662
8Port Miami $17,949,749
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $15,178,033
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,268,054

U.S. exports of Raw tobacco increased 5.96 percent through October to $971.88 million

U.S. exports of Raw tobacco increased 5.96 percent from $917.18 million to $971.88 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 232 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 233 for the last full year with a total value of $1.11 billion, a $37.17 million, 3.24 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Indonesia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $206,015,456
2China $157,939,612
3Mexico $77,880,046
4Dominican Republic $70,393,821
5Indonesia $69,388,938
6Belgium $41,315,818
7The Netherlands $28,078,423
8Canada $27,860,577
9Italy $26,962,560
10Egypt $21,992,360

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk $115,012,054
2New York City $15,219,190
3Laredo $11,076,011
4Buffalo $8,880,827
5Atlanta/Savannah $3,681,887
6Miami $3,213,957
7Philadelphia $2,862,389
8Charleston $2,550,276
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $801,677
10Jacksonville/Tampa $216,542

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:

  • Port of Virginia rose 13.76 percent compared to last year to $729.68 million.
  • Port of New York rose 8.44 percent compared to last year to $42.37 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. fell 30.51 percent compared to last year to $39.6 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 44.49 percent compared to last year to $33.67 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 29.88 percent compared to last year to $28.93 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 decreased $51.75 million, 20.08 percent, (21.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $4.36 million, 2.68 percent, (16.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $12.2 million, 18.57 percent, (8.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Dominican Republic decreased $1.34 million, 1.87 percent, (7.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Indonesia increased $32.78 million, 89.55 percent, (7.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.84 percent of all these Raw tobacco exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $581.62 million of the $971.88 million total.

All totaled, 89.95 percent of all these Raw tobacco exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $874.24 million of the $971.88 million total