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

Exports: Matches

Matches, the No. 1173 export by value totaled $98,419 for the month of October, $1.39 million through October of 2019, and $1.72 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$844,785
2China$287,837
3United Kingdom$87,526
4Japan$52,104
5Australia$31,867
6Bahamas$31,201
7South Africa$9,650
8Chile$7,785
9Germany$7,088
10Ghana$7,015
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U.S. exports of Matches decreased 8.50 percent through October to $1.39 million

U.S. exports of Matches decreased 8.50 percent from $1.52 million to $1.39 million through the first 10 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 1173 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1177 for the last full year with a total value of $1.72 million, a $347,802, 16.79 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Bahamas. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Mail Shipments and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $844,785
2China $287,837
3United Kingdom $87,526
4Japan $52,104
5Australia $31,867
6Bahamas $31,201
7South Africa $9,650
8Chile $7,785
9Germany $7,088
10Ghana $7,015

January – October 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Low Value Shipments $178,079
2Detroit $82,052
3Pembina, N.D. $59,488
4Seattle $24,981
5Buffalo $24,102
6Miami $16,071
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $15,603
8Los Angeles $10,436
9Charleston $6,900
10New York City $6,692

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 fell 8.17 percent compared to last year to $418,602.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 5868.3 percent compared to last year to $280,152.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 16.46 percent compared to last year to $135,561.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 49.35 percent compared to last year to $135,123.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 26.81 percent compared to last year to $114,280.

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 $286,256, 25.31 percent, (60.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $285,232, 10949 percent, (20.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $52,528, 150.09 percent, (6.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $138,515, 72.67 percent, (3.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Australia increased $31,867, 0 percent, (2.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.95 percent of all these Matches exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.3 million of the $1.39 million total.

All totaled, 78.07 percent of all these Matches exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.08 million of the $1.39 million total

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