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

Exports: Tea

Tea, the No. 688 export by value totaled $11.65 million for the month of October, $104.23 million through October of 2018, and $136.09 million 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$56.55 M
2Japan$6.01 M
3Mexico$4.09 M
4Germany$3.56 M
5South Korea$3.53 M
6United Kingdom$3.47 M
7Russia$2.18 M
8The Netherlands$2.12 M
9China$1.65 M
10Chile$1.44 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $104.23 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports $14,728,238
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $13,700,500
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $13,217,661
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $7,949,399
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $3,823,600
6Los Angeles International Airport $3,490,086
7Port of New York $3,384,833
8Port of Los Angeles $3,384,105
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $3,335,108
10Miami International Airport $2,813,086

U.S. exports of Tea decreased 8.43 percent through October to $104.23 million

U.S. exports of Tea decreased 8.43 percent from $113.83 million to $104.23 million through the first 10 months of 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 688 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 666 for the last full year with a total value of $136.09 million, a $8.33 million, 6.52 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Mexico 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $56,545,043
2Japan $6,009,415
3Mexico $4,094,115
4Germany $3,561,993
5South Korea $3,526,098
6United Kingdom $3,470,312
7Russia $2,176,438
8The Netherlands $2,119,219
9China $1,651,482
10Chile $1,438,015

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $4,056,834
2Low Value Shipments $3,016,904
3Detroit $2,403,799
4Buffalo $2,246,477
5Miami $1,931,231
6Los Angeles $1,586,508
7New York City $1,243,551
8Baltimore $761,472
9San Francisco $431,605
10Laredo $354,429

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 2.2 percent compared to last year to $14.73 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 15.91 percent compared to last year to $13.7 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 3.68 percent compared to last year to $13.22 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 9.3 percent compared to last year to $7.95 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 545.02 percent compared to last year to $3.82 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 $4.77 million, 7.79 percent, (54.25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $492,951, 8.94 percent, (5.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $265,026, 6.08 percent, (3.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $743,746, 17.27 percent, (3.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $874,686, 19.88 percent, (3.38 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.74 percent of all these Tea exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $73.74 million of the $104.23 million total.

All totaled, 51.25 percent of all these Tea exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $53.42 million of the $104.23 million total