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

Imports: Books, brochures

Books, brochures, the No. 208 import by value totaled $179.2 million for the month of October, $1.59 billion through October of 2018, and $1.8 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
1China$709.4 M
2United Kingdom$237.02 M
3Canada$178.78 M
4Germany$70.7 M
5Australia$54.72 M
6Italy$46.54 M
7South Korea$34.03 M
8India$32.29 M
9Hong Kong$32.04 M
10Mexico$26.26 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.59 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $270,507,747
2Port of Newark $270,200,927
3Port of Long Beach $155,203,872
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $118,344,354
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $60,000,987
6Los Angeles International Airport $56,077,901
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $48,951,336
8Port of Virginia $44,601,991
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $43,137,956
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $41,656,735

U.S. imports of Books, brochures increased 6.24 percent through October to $1.59 billion

U.S. imports of Books, brochures increased 6.24 percent from $1.49 billion to $1.59 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 208 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 208 for the last full year with a total value of $1.8 billion, a $10.28 million, 0.57 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $709,400,757
2United Kingdom $237,018,705
3Canada $178,776,297
4Germany $70,702,414
5Australia $54,722,496
6Italy $46,544,196
7South Korea $34,032,176
8India $32,285,155
9Hong Kong $32,037,415
10Mexico $26,264,711

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $53,205,788
2Chicago $52,731,645
3Los Angeles $44,164,805
4New Orleans $12,432,965
5Detroit $10,917,139
6Cleveland $10,913,969
7Philadelphia $10,545,958
8Miami $9,946,872
9Buffalo $9,531,183
10St. Louis $9,395,087

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 Los Angeles fell 5.07 percent compared to last year to $270.51 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 6.65 percent compared to last year to $270.2 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 27.27 percent compared to last year to $155.2 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 20.31 percent compared to last year to $118.34 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 42.29 percent compared to last year to $60 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 China increased $24.07 million, 3.51 percent, (44.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $14.21 million, 6.38 percent, (14.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $13.97 million, 8.48 percent, (11.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $28.45 million, 67.33 percent, (4.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia increased $5.79 million, 11.83 percent, (3.45 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.87 percent of all these Books, brochures imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.25 billion of the $1.59 billion total.

All totaled, 55.14 percent of all these Books, brochures imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $874.26 million of the $1.59 billion total