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

Exports: Tea

Tea, the No. 721 export by value totaled $5.87 million for the month of May, $37.7 million through May of 2020, and $111.69 million 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
1Canada$20.55 M
2Japan$2.29 M
3Germany$1.75 M
4United Kingdom$1.16 M
5Mexico$1.09 M
6Belgium$669,651
7China$577,398
8Colombia$536,983
9Brazil$528,747
10United Arab Emirates$517,572
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U.S. exports of Tea decreased 21.65 percent through May to $37.7 million

U.S. exports of Tea decreased 21.65 percent from $48.12 million to $37.7 million through the first five 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 721 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 705 for the last full year with a total value of $111.69 million, a $12.27 million, 9.90 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 21.92 percent compared to last year to $6.33 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 25.34 percent compared to last year to $5.24 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 40.2 percent compared to last year to $3.06 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 15.97 percent compared to last year to $2.6 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 26.81 percent compared to last year to $2.18 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 from No. 1 Canada decreased $7.11 million, 10.62 percent, (158.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $2.16 million, 46.3 percent, (18.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Japan decreased $1.31 million, 17.92 percent, (15.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Germany increased $962,408, 22.1 percent, (14.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $541,529, 13.52 percent, (12.06 percent market share).

All totaled, 73.84 percent of all these Tea exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $82.47 million of the $111.69 million total.

All totaled, 51.5 percent of all these Tea exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $19.42 million of the $37.7 million total