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

Imports: Beer

Beer, the No. 89 import by value totaled $428.07 million for the month of October, $4.59 billion through October of 2018, and $5.09 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
1Mexico$3.09 B
2The Netherlands$668.78 M
3Belgium$273.28 M
4Ireland$147.65 M
5Canada$100.46 M
6Germany$89.25 M
7Dominican Republic$79.65 M
8Jamaica$22.32 M
9United Kingdom$18.87 M
10Italy$16.09 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.59 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $2,321,125,508
2Port of Newark $581,483,976
3Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $303,237,593
4Port Laredo $204,370,590
5Port of Houston $178,400,897
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $174,632,625
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $135,206,605
8Port of Los Angeles $103,750,862
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $80,366,871
10Port Everglades, Fla. $70,839,397

U.S. imports of Beer increased 6.58 percent through October to $4.59 billion

U.S. imports of Beer increased 6.58 percent from $4.31 billion to $4.59 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 89 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 86 for the last full year with a total value of $5.09 billion, a $218.7 million, 4.49 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $3,093,637,177
2The Netherlands $668,778,455
3Belgium $273,283,216
4Ireland $147,645,705
5Canada $100,462,112
6Germany $89,253,240
7Dominican Republic $79,647,856
8Jamaica $22,321,396
9United Kingdom $18,867,657
10Italy $16,085,395

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $444,015,120
2New York City $110,472,507
3Phoenix/Nogales $47,324,939
4Houston $37,118,056
5Atlanta/Savannah $31,845,387
6Los Angeles $27,523,513
7Miami $25,249,716
8San Diego $22,570,982
9Baltimore $13,733,136
10Boston $8,308,991

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:

  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 8.94 percent compared to last year to $2.32 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 20.28 percent compared to last year to $581.48 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 22.11 percent compared to last year to $303.24 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 17.28 percent compared to last year to $204.37 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 8.08 percent compared to last year to $178.4 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. imports from No. 1 Mexico increased $252.86 million, 8.9 percent, (67.36 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 The Netherlands increased $2.87 million, 0.43 percent, (14.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Belgium increased $34.18 million, 14.29 percent, (5.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Ireland decreased $7.27 million, 4.69 percent, (3.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $5.33 million, 5.6 percent, (2.19 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.27 percent of all these Beer imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $4.28 billion of the $4.59 billion total.

All totaled, 78.13 percent of all these Beer imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3.59 billion of the $4.59 billion total