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

Exports: Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors

Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors, the No. 156 export by value totaled $176.74 million for the month of July, $1.1 billion through July of 2019, and $2.27 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
1Canada$147.09 M
2Panama$81.79 M
3The Netherlands$77.55 M
4Japan$75.21 M
5United Kingdom$70.76 M
6Australia$62.12 M
7France$53.96 M
8Germany$53.29 M
9Vietnam$52.41 M
10Spain$46.75 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $262,471,141
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $161,809,206
3Port of Virginia $143,851,596
4Port of Houston $132,325,499
5Port of Los Angeles $39,094,316
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $36,963,353
7Port Miami $32,355,001
8Port Laredo $32,014,552
9Port Everglades, Fla. $30,049,445
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $28,929,984

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors decreased 15.42 percent through July to $1.1 billion

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors decreased 15.42 percent from $1.3 billion to $1.1 billion through the first seven 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 156 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 138 for the last full year with a total value of $2.27 billion, a $190.98 million, 9.20 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Panama, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 of Los Angeles.

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 Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $147,091,345
2Panama $81,791,911
3The Netherlands $77,553,485
4Japan $75,210,018
5United Kingdom $70,760,465
6Australia $62,122,213
7France $53,957,540
8Germany $53,294,049
9Vietnam $52,406,869
10Spain $46,752,175

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $122,054,971
2Atlanta/Savannah $103,685,908
3Houston $98,048,799
4Norfolk $67,574,070
5Los Angeles $42,239,061
6Miami $40,682,756
7Laredo $40,310,697
8Detroit $36,472,367
9Pembina, N.D. $14,410,179
10Buffalo $13,376,260

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 3.22 percent compared to last year to $262.47 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 35.81 percent compared to last year to $161.81 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 1.78 percent compared to last year to $143.85 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 32.43 percent compared to last year to $132.33 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.26 percent compared to last year to $39.09 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 decreased $4.44 million, 2.93 percent, (13.38 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Panama decreased $49.04 million, 37.49 percent, (7.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $19.61 million, 20.19 percent, (7.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $13.71 million, 22.28 percent, (6.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $41.34 million, 36.88 percent, (6.44 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 41.15 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $452.41 million of the $1.1 billion total.

All totaled, 67.27 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $739.55 million of the $1.1 billion total