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

Exports: Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors

Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors, the No. 130 export by value totaled $190.24 million for the month of February, $358.69 million through February of 2020, and $2.03 billion 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
1Panama$112.29 M
2Canada$35.57 M
3Japan$18.19 M
4The Netherlands$17.9 M
5Australia$14.75 M
6United Kingdom$14.72 M
7Germany$13.99 M
8France$13.21 M
9Spain$11.76 M
10Mexico$9.43 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $358.69 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $120,544,003
2Port of Charleston $63,069,732
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $41,840,409
4Port of Virginia $32,663,211
5Port Miami $13,308,784
6Port Everglades, Fla. $11,951,385
7Port of Los Angeles $7,813,056
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,212,710
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $6,842,457
10Port of Long Beach $6,669,916

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors increased 28.78 percent through February to $358.69 million

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors increased 28.78 percent from $278.52 million to $358.69 million through the first two 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 130 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 161 for the last full year with a total value of $2.03 billion, a $233.66 million, 10.31 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Panama, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port Miami.

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

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Panama $112,291,405
2Canada $35,568,148
3Japan $18,185,108
4The Netherlands $17,896,218
5Australia $14,754,139
6United Kingdom $14,716,779
7Germany $13,994,671
8France $13,214,723
9Spain $11,759,766
10Mexico $9,431,721

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $158,428,154
2CHARLESTON, SC $73,595,172
3SAVANNAH, GA $41,468,074
4NORFOLK, VA $33,720,190
5MIAMI, FL $18,936,050
6LOS ANGELES, CA $15,967,538
7DETROIT, MI $12,056,878
8PEMBINA, ND $8,170,054
9NEW YORK CITY, NY $6,514,078
10BUFFALO, NY $6,502,928

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 Houston rose 299.08 percent compared to last year to $120.54 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 4.18 percent compared to last year to $63.07 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 7.07 percent compared to last year to $41.84 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 20.53 percent compared to last year to $32.66 million.
  • Port Miami rose 42.81 percent compared to last year to $13.31 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 Panama increased $94.41 million, 527.94 percent, (31.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $4.11 million, 13.05 percent, (9.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $2.42 million, 11.73 percent, (5.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $404,360, 2.21 percent, (4.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Australia decreased $2.46 million, 14.28 percent, (4.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.39 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $198.7 million of the $358.69 million total.

All totaled, 75.67 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $271.43 million of the $358.69 million total