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

Exports: Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors

Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors, the No. 135 export by value totaled $198.65 million for the month of October, $1.92 billion through October of 2018, and $2.08 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
1Canada$225.51 M
2Panama$187.65 M
3United Kingdom$171.18 M
4The Netherlands$140.84 M
5Germany$115.54 M
6Australia$105.54 M
7Spain$105.24 M
8France$96.75 M
9Japan$93.51 M
10Vietnam$89.72 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.92 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $412,147,236
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $355,152,679
3Port of Virginia $224,776,473
4Port of Houston $163,485,207
5Port Laredo $141,311,849
6Port of Los Angeles $62,048,791
7Port Everglades, Fla. $57,338,014
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $55,401,523
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $50,769,661
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $45,654,342

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors increased 12.71 percent through October to $1.92 billion

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors increased 12.71 percent from $1.71 billion to $1.92 billion 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 135 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 143 for the last full year with a total value of $2.08 billion, a $227.5 million, 12.31 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Panama, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Panama, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $225,514,392
2Panama $187,648,958
3United Kingdom $171,183,434
4The Netherlands $140,844,849
5Germany $115,543,405
6Australia $105,544,964
7Spain $105,236,312
8France $96,751,730
9Japan $93,509,869
10Vietnam $89,721,891

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $59,911,414
2Charleston $53,527,569
3Norfolk $32,416,670
4Houston $30,099,520
5Laredo $28,118,247
6Miami $20,994,586
7Detroit $17,057,789
8Los Angeles $15,043,621
9San Juan $10,974,297
10Pembina, N.D. $6,044,535

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 Charleston rose 13.12 percent compared to last year to $412.15 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 5.81 percent compared to last year to $355.15 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 41.52 percent compared to last year to $224.78 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 22.88 percent compared to last year to $163.49 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 8.11 percent compared to last year to $141.31 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 Canada increased $30.64 million, 15.72 percent, (11.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Panama decreased $1.83 million, 0.97 percent, (9.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $20.13 million, 13.33 percent, (8.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $6.33 million, 4.71 percent, (7.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $4.28 million, 3.85 percent, (6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 43.68 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $840.74 million of the $1.92 billion total.

All totaled, 67.37 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.3 billion of the $1.92 billion total