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

Exports: Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors

Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors, the No. 139 export by value totaled $141.84 million for the month of December, $2.27 billion through December 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$263.39 M
2Panama$230.96 M
3United Kingdom$196.33 M
4The Netherlands$172.83 M
5Germany$128.09 M
6Australia$124.61 M
7Spain$119.95 M
8France$112.35 M
9Japan$111.09 M
10Vietnam$108.27 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.27 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $480,674,638
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $398,320,909
3Port of Virginia $259,933,873
4Port of Houston $231,434,486
5Port Laredo $153,249,303
6Port of Los Angeles $79,424,749
7Port Everglades, Fla. $67,931,686
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $65,633,036
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $58,193,823
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $54,778,386

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors increased 9.20 percent through December to $2.27 billion

U.S. exports of Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors increased 9.20 percent from $2.08 billion to $2.27 billion in 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 139 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 144 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 December 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 Australia. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $263,389,178
2Panama $230,956,160
3United Kingdom $196,327,052
4The Netherlands $172,827,615
5Germany $128,093,290
6Australia $124,612,303
7Spain $119,953,619
8France $112,349,258
9Japan $111,093,748
10Vietnam $108,268,270

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1CHARLESTON, SC $171,583,212
2SAVANNAH, GA $157,090,560
3HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $108,925,272
4NORFOLK, VA $87,333,596
5LAREDO, TX $67,586,734
6LOS ANGELES, CA $59,032,836
7MIAMI, FL $57,651,092
8DETROIT, MI $48,620,720
9SAN JUAN, PR $22,897,404
10PEMBINA, ND $20,019,646

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 7.58 percent compared to last year to $480.67 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 11.88 percent compared to last year to $398.32 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 36.55 percent compared to last year to $259.93 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 38.19 percent compared to last year to $231.43 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 7.39 percent compared to last year to $153.25 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 $28.24 million, 12.01 percent, (11.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Panama increased $3.38 million, 1.48 percent, (10.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $5.28 million, 2.76 percent, (8.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $4.72 million, 2.81 percent, (7.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $1.81 million, 1.4 percent, (5.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 43.74 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $991.59 million of the $2.27 billion total.

All totaled, 67.21 percent of all these Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.52 billion of the $2.27 billion total