Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Beer

Beer, the No. 84 import by value totaled $311.48 million for the month of May, $2.09 billion through May of 2020, and $5.62 billion for all of 2019, 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$1.47 B
2The Netherlands$296.29 M
3Belgium$142.14 M
4Ireland$63.11 M
5Canada$38.62 M
6Germany$24.43 M
7Jamaica$7.09 M
8Italy$6.44 M
9United Kingdom$6.04 M
10Vietnam$4.31 M
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U.S. imports of Beer decreased 12.06 percent through May to $2.09 billion

U.S. imports of Beer decreased 12.06 percent from $2.37 billion to $2.09 billion through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 84 through May 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 $5.62 billion, a $266.92 million, 4.99 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May 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, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full 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, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Laredo.

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:

  • Eagle Pass fell 8.16 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
  • Port of Newark fell 10.21 percent compared to last year to $245.89 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 19.46 percent compared to last year to $149.44 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 12.65 percent compared to last year to $79.51 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 24.11 percent compared to last year to $71.72 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 decreased $204.12 million, 12.21 percent, (70.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 The Netherlands decreased $5.29 million, 1.75 percent, (14.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Belgium decreased $24.59 million, 14.75 percent, (6.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Ireland decreased $15.08 million, 19.28 percent, (3.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $7.65 million, 16.54 percent, (1.85 percent market share).

All totaled, 96.25 percent of all these Beer imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $2.01 billion of the $2.09 billion total.

All totaled, 81.45 percent of all these Beer imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $1.7 billion of the $2.09 billion total