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

Imports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 92 import by value totaled $373.34 million for the month of October, $4.45 billion through October of 2018, and $2.3 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Singapore$2.22 B
2Canada$675.65 M
3China$212.33 M
4Thailand$141.81 M
5Germany$105.49 M
6The Netherlands$94.72 M
7Denmark$81.16 M
8Mexico$78.9 M
9United Kingdom$77.25 M
10Italy$76.43 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.45 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,238,405,532
2Port of Newark $276,159,086
3Port of Los Angeles $257,738,686
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $170,052,388
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $167,056,754
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $158,926,406
7Port of Virginia $116,679,613
8Port of Chester, Penn. $111,138,013
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $106,856,637
10Port of Long Beach $67,267,599

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 134.47 percent through October to $4.45 billion

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 134.47 percent from $1.9 billion to $4.45 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 92 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 172 for the last full year with a total value of $2.3 billion, a $135.66 million, 6.28 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Denmark. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Singapore $2,218,084,271
2Canada $675,654,212
3China $212,331,327
4Thailand $141,810,833
5Germany $105,487,868
6The Netherlands $94,722,414
7Denmark $81,163,382
8Mexico $78,902,887
9United Kingdom $77,252,698
10Italy $76,428,979

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $205,723,169
2New York City $55,914,272
3Los Angeles $52,591,823
4Detroit $44,904,722
5Seattle $38,226,915
6Chicago $37,526,820
7Buffalo $32,059,901
8Philadelphia $29,723,044
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $14,319,960
10Norfolk $12,599,810

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 Savannah, Ga. rose 5951.3 percent compared to last year to $2.24 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 17.98 percent compared to last year to $276.16 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 18.3 percent compared to last year to $257.74 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 9.68 percent compared to last year to $170.05 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 3.32 percent compared to last year to $167.06 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. imports from No. 1 Singapore increased $2.22 billion, 80128 percent, (49.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $62.76 million, 10.24 percent, (15.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $76.43 million, 56.24 percent, (4.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $5.22 million, 3.82 percent, (3.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $7.08 million, 7.2 percent, (2.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.44 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $3.35 billion of the $4.45 billion total.

All totaled, 69.95 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3.11 billion of the $4.45 billion total