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

Exports: Tea

Tea, the No. 705 export by value totaled $10.15 million for the month of August, $76.54 million through August of 2019, and $123.97 million 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$39.61 M
2Mexico$5.67 M
3Japan$3.79 M
4United Kingdom$3.57 M
5Germany$3.18 M
6Belgium$1.51 M
7Colombia$1.42 M
8The Netherlands$1.36 M
9Brazil$1.26 M
10South Korea$1.21 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $76.54 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,423,733
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $10,478,834
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $8,142,215
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,922,127
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $3,606,530
6Miami International Airport $3,340,597
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $3,261,546
8Port of New York $2,953,964
9Port Laredo $2,811,126
10Port of Los Angeles $2,552,601

U.S. exports of Tea decreased 8.10 percent through August to $76.54 million

U.S. exports of Tea decreased 8.10 percent from $83.29 million to $76.54 million through the first eight 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 705 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 694 for the last full year with a total value of $123.97 million, a $12.12 million, 8.91 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. 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 Port of Baltimore, Md..

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

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $39,608,485
2Mexico $5,674,372
3Japan $3,788,937
4United Kingdom $3,568,511
5Germany $3,177,509
6Belgium $1,507,175
7Colombia $1,418,452
8The Netherlands $1,361,405
9Brazil $1,256,871
10South Korea $1,211,270

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $6,819,509
2Low Value Shipments $5,956,077
3Buffalo $5,114,248
4Detroit $4,654,473
5Los Angeles $3,601,480
6Miami $3,487,079
7New York City $2,494,253
8Baltimore $1,707,761
9San Francisco $876,910
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $837,034

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 6.65 percent compared to last year to $11.42 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 11.07 percent compared to last year to $10.48 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 22.13 percent compared to last year to $8.14 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 25.72 percent compared to last year to $4.92 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 6.03 percent compared to last year to $3.61 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 $5.52 million, 12.24 percent, (51.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $2.38 million, 72.46 percent, (7.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $1.01 million, 21 percent, (4.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $887,369, 33.1 percent, (4.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $242,109, 8.25 percent, (4.15 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.92 percent of all these Tea exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $55.82 million of the $76.54 million total.

All totaled, 50.39 percent of all these Tea exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $38.57 million of the $76.54 million total