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

Exports: Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors

Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors, the No. 127 export by value totaled $204.54 million for the month of March, $563.23 million through March 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$178.18 M
2Canada$59.11 M
3The Netherlands$32.03 M
4Japan$30.96 M
5Australia$22.47 M
6Germany$22 M
7United Kingdom$19.84 M
8Spain$18.56 M
9Italy$18.19 M
10France$17.52 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $563.23 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $195,079,164
2Port of Charleston $97,156,509
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $62,200,862
4Port of Virginia $53,648,301
5Port Everglades, Fla. $17,915,638
6Port Miami $17,832,065
7Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $12,032,530
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,094,107
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $10,920,678
10Port of Los Angeles $10,735,401

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors increased 27.73 percent through March to $563.23 million

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors increased 27.73 percent from $440.95 million to $563.23 million through the first three 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 127 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 158 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 March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Panama, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Japan 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 Everglades, Fla..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Panama, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Panama $178,175,021
2Canada $59,106,103
3The Netherlands $32,027,406
4Japan $30,958,616
5Australia $22,469,176
6Germany $22,004,764
7United Kingdom $19,840,237
8Spain $18,564,862
9Italy $18,188,840
10France $17,523,653

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 273.62 percent compared to last year to $195.08 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 6.14 percent compared to last year to $97.16 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 11.01 percent compared to last year to $62.2 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 15.58 percent compared to last year to $53.65 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 48.08 percent compared to last year to $17.92 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 $146.19 million, 457.05 percent, (31.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $8.08 million, 15.82 percent, (10.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $2.75 million, 9.38 percent, (5.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $2.43 million, 7.28 percent, (5.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Australia decreased $5.12 million, 18.57 percent, (3.99 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.3 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $322.74 million of the $563.23 million total.

All totaled, 75.64 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $426 million of the $563.23 million total