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

Exports: Low value shipments

Low value shipments, the No. 7 export by value totaled $3.37 billion for the month of May, $15.16 billion through May of 2019, and $37.89 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
1Canada$3.14 B
2Mexico$3.02 B
3United Kingdom$765.04 M
4Germany$566.03 M
5Australia$403.1 M
6France$385.91 M
7Japan$320.53 M
8Singapore$286.42 M
9The Netherlands$284.64 M
10China$247.97 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports$13.95 B
2Low Value Shipments$1.22 B
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January – May 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $15.16 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports $13,945,523,307
2Low Value Shipments $1,218,513,491

U.S. exports of Low value shipments increased 0.23 percent through May to $15.16 billion

U.S. exports of Low value shipments increased 0.23 percent from $15.13 billion to $15.16 billion through the first five 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 7 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 7 for the last full year with a total value of $37.89 billion, a $2.74 billion, 7.80 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through May of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways only airports, seaports and border crossings from which exports left the United States through May were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 2 Low Value Shipments.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways only airports, seaports and border crossings for exports were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 2 Low Value Shipments.

January – May 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $3,139,717,781
2Mexico $3,019,351,738
3United Kingdom $765,036,416
4Germany $566,032,090
5Australia $403,102,431
6France $385,910,119
7Japan $320,525,550
8Singapore $286,421,163
9The Netherlands $284,640,431
10China $247,973,069

January – May 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Low Value Shipments $12,342,827,391

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:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 5.77 percent compared to last year to $13.95 billion.
  • Low Value Shipments fell 37.33 percent compared to last year to $1.22 billion.

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 $307.99 million, 8.93 percent, (20.71 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $15.19 million, 0.5 percent, (19.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $76.2 million, 11.06 percent, (5.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $18.95 million, 3.46 percent, (3.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Australia increased $806,433, 0.2 percent, (2.66 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.05 percent of all these Low value shipments exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $7.89 billion of the $15.16 billion total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Low value shipments exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $15.16 billion of the $15.16 billion total