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

Exports: Raw tobacco

Raw tobacco, the No. 280 export by value totaled $29.28 million for the month of August, $566.39 million through August 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$151.31 M
2Dominican Republic$74.38 M
3Mexico$62.26 M
4Belgium$39.16 M
5Italy$33.84 M
6Indonesia$26.42 M
7Canada$21.01 M
8South Korea$20.21 M
9Vietnam$14.44 M
10Romania$11.72 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $566.39 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $404,701,415
2Port of New York $37,941,679
3Port Laredo $26,480,170
4Port Miami $19,411,785
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $17,352,315
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $13,527,421
7Port of Chester, Penn. $11,830,951
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $5,985,639
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $5,396,754
10Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $5,085,740

U.S. exports of Raw tobacco decreased 33.05 percent through August to $566.39 million

U.S. exports of Raw tobacco decreased 33.05 percent from $845.96 million to $566.39 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 280 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 218 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Dominican Republic. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Switzerland $151,313,583
2Dominican Republic $74,382,460
3Mexico $62,260,369
4Belgium $39,155,314
5Italy $33,835,838
6Indonesia $26,415,865
7Canada $21,014,480
8South Korea $20,207,333
9Vietnam $14,443,157
10Romania $11,720,800

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 37.01 percent compared to last year to $404.7 million.
  • Port of New York rose 2.83 percent compared to last year to $37.94 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 0.33 percent compared to last year to $26.48 million.
  • Port Miami rose 46.13 percent compared to last year to $19.41 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 21.35 percent compared to last year to $17.35 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 $5.12 million, 3.5 percent, (26.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Dominican Republic increased $20.14 million, 37.13 percent, (13.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $6.16 million, 9.01 percent, (10.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $2.27 million, 6.16 percent, (6.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Italy increased $9.19 million, 37.31 percent, (5.97 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.73 percent of all these Raw tobacco exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $360.95 million of the $566.39 million total.

All totaled, 89.32 percent of all these Raw tobacco exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $505.89 million of the $566.39 million total