Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Raw tobacco

Raw tobacco, the No. 253 export by value totaled $74.1 million for the month of May, $350.25 million through May of 2020, and $756.17 million for all of 2019, 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
1Dominican Republic$71.18 M
2Switzerland$65.41 M
3Mexico$35.74 M
4South Korea$20.77 M
5Canada$20.74 M
6Russia$15.28 M
7Indonesia$12.34 M
8Italy$11.96 M
9Turkey$10.9 M
10Romania$8.5 M
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U.S. exports of Raw tobacco decreased 8.31 percent through May to $350.25 million

U.S. exports of Raw tobacco decreased 8.31 percent from $381.99 million to $350.25 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 253 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 263 for the last full year with a total value of $756.17 million, a $314.95 million, 29.40 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Indonesia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Jacksonville, Fla., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Indonesia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Miami.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 17.13 percent compared to last year to $217.64 million.
  • Port of New York fell 30.92 percent compared to last year to $21.85 million.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 1292.67 percent compared to last year to $18.15 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 13.48 percent compared to last year to $15.26 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 32.76 percent compared to last year to $13.45 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 from No. 1 Switzerland decreased $29.74 million, 12.73 percent, (58.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Dominican Republic increased $30.32 million, 31.98 percent, (35.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $13.06 million, 14.28 percent, (22.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Belgium decreased $1.94 million, 4.3 percent, (12.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Indonesia decreased $29.54 million, 41.42 percent, (11.93 percent market share).

All totaled, 65.11 percent of all these Raw tobacco exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $492.34 million of the $756.17 million total.

All totaled, 81.76 percent of all these Raw tobacco exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $286.35 million of the $350.25 million total