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

Exports: Value added to a returned import

Value added to a returned import, the No. 35 export by value totaled $708 million for the month of October, $6.32 billion through October of 2018, and $6.95 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
1United Kingdom$810.9 M
2Singapore$478.06 M
3Germany$465.63 M
4Japan$426.3 M
5China$385.9 M
6Canada$337.95 M
7France$288.61 M
8South Korea$273.99 M
9Brazil$271.48 M
10The Netherlands$229.41 M
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U.S. exports of Value added to a returned import increased 9.09 percent through October to $6.32 billion

U.S. exports of Value added to a returned import increased 9.09 percent from $5.8 billion to $6.32 billion 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 35 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 37 for the last full year with a total value of $6.95 billion, a $767.13 million, 12.40 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $810,900,739
2Singapore $478,063,859
3Germany $465,626,409
4Japan $426,298,551
5China $385,898,568
6Canada $337,945,695
7France $288,612,016
8South Korea $273,987,350
9Brazil $271,483,587
10The Netherlands $229,411,228

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $187,282,962
2New York City $137,311,159
3Cleveland $124,664,344
4Miami $96,455,956
5Los Angeles $95,399,520
6Chicago $83,619,854
7Atlanta/Savannah $65,204,849
8Dallas $48,525,233
9Anchorage $35,856,282
10Detroit $33,197,445

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:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.94 percent compared to last year to $1.13 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 7.17 percent compared to last year to $711.22 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 9.75 percent compared to last year to $696.71 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 35.71 percent compared to last year to $594.79 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 36.07 percent compared to last year to $557.4 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 United Kingdom increased $30.69 million, 3.93 percent, (12.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Singapore increased $39.56 million, 9.02 percent, (7.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $97.3 million, 26.42 percent, (7.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $10.24 million, 2.46 percent, (6.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $33.4 million, 9.48 percent, (6.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 40.6 percent of all these Value added to a returned import exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.57 billion of the $6.32 billion total.

All totaled, 58.3 percent of all these Value added to a returned import exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3.69 billion of the $6.32 billion total