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

Imports: Books, brochures

Books, brochures, the No. 202 import by value totaled $155.86 million for the month of March, $470.62 million through March of 2019, and $1.91 billion 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$202.73 M
2United Kingdom$80.78 M
3Canada$56.88 M
4Germany$15.46 M
5Australia$11.91 M
6India$11.54 M
7Italy$9.88 M
8Singapore$9.52 M
9Malaysia$9.18 M
10South Korea$9.14 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $470.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $92,274,222
2Port of Newark $71,864,627
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $41,768,053
4Port of Long Beach $34,192,815
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $20,776,981
6Los Angeles International Airport $16,945,705
7Port of Virginia $14,645,544
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $14,234,088
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $13,982,657
10Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $13,140,551

U.S. imports of Books, brochures increased 10.84 percent through March to $470.62 million

U.S. imports of Books, brochures increased 10.84 percent from $424.58 million to $470.62 million through the first three 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 202 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 217 for the last full year with a total value of $1.91 billion, a $111.65 million, 6.21 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $202,730,532
2United Kingdom $80,782,914
3Canada $56,884,634
4Germany $15,458,857
5Australia $11,906,196
6India $11,542,278
7Italy $9,880,001
8Singapore $9,523,479
9Malaysia $9,175,249
10South Korea $9,143,085

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $118,643,169
2Chicago $104,270,739
3Los Angeles $90,539,847
4New Orleans $28,335,807
5Cleveland $25,817,278
6Detroit $25,762,757
7St. Louis $22,196,924
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $19,525,798
9Miami $19,141,176
10Buffalo $18,699,525

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 29.4 percent compared to last year to $92.27 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 7.68 percent compared to last year to $71.86 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 54.65 percent compared to last year to $41.77 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 15.4 percent compared to last year to $34.19 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 9.17 percent compared to last year to $20.78 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 $23.33 million, 13.01 percent, (43.08 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $12.09 million, 17.6 percent, (17.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $6.15 million, 12.12 percent, (12.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $542,188, 3.63 percent, (3.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia decreased $5.51 million, 31.62 percent, (2.53 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.14 percent of all these Books, brochures imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $367.76 million of the $470.62 million total.

All totaled, 55.43 percent of all these Books, brochures imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $260.88 million of the $470.62 million total