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

Exports: Value added to a returned import

Value added to a returned import, the No. 34 export by value totaled $722.08 million for the month of March, $2 billion through March of 2019, and $7.67 billion 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
1United Kingdom$245.72 M
2Germany$148.43 M
3Singapore$134.11 M
4Saudi Arabia$132.11 M
5China$131.79 M
6Japan$114.32 M
7United Arab Emirates$90.61 M
8Canada$87.82 M
9South Korea$75.88 M
10The Netherlands$72.81 M
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U.S. exports of Value added to a returned import increased 15.55 percent through March to $2 billion

U.S. exports of Value added to a returned import increased 15.55 percent from $1.73 billion to $2 billion through the first three 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 34 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 40 for the last full year with a total value of $7.67 billion, a $719.62 million, 10.35 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

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

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $245,715,626
2Germany $148,426,603
3Singapore $134,114,001
4Saudi Arabia $132,111,636
5China $131,792,372
6Japan $114,320,644
7United Arab Emirates $90,614,882
8Canada $87,820,932
9South Korea $75,881,021
10The Netherlands $72,813,804

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $446,114,878
2New York City $315,759,588
3Cleveland $308,958,144
4Miami $239,952,989
5Chicago $215,154,958
6Los Angeles $207,380,982
7Atlanta/Savannah $116,975,557
8Anchorage $86,461,816
9Dallas $80,423,884
10Houston $70,337,077

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.26 percent compared to last year to $273.32 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 32.37 percent compared to last year to $261.68 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 26.32 percent compared to last year to $233.6 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 19.57 percent compared to last year to $191.99 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 10.22 percent compared to last year to $156.55 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 $28.54 million, 13.14 percent, (12.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany increased $5.12 million, 3.57 percent, (7.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Singapore increased $5.87 million, 4.58 percent, (6.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Saudi Arabia increased $84.91 million, 179.87 percent, (6.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $25.19 million, 23.63 percent, (6.6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 39.69 percent of all these Value added to a returned import exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $792.16 million of the $2 billion total.

All totaled, 55.97 percent of all these Value added to a returned import exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $1.12 billion of the $2 billion total