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

Imports: Books, brochures

Books, brochures, the No. 204 import by value totaled $146.63 million for the month of December, $1.91 billion through December 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$850.75 M
2United Kingdom$297.38 M
3Canada$219.55 M
4Germany$80.75 M
5Australia$61.97 M
6Italy$54.35 M
7South Korea$41.9 M
8India$39.63 M
9Hong Kong$37.08 M
10Mexico$32.31 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.91 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $324,499,184
2Port of Los Angeles $324,101,810
3Port of Long Beach $183,247,816
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $141,946,689
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $67,802,885
6Los Angeles International Airport $64,373,601
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $63,846,484
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $53,292,974
9Port of Virginia $52,140,501
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $50,745,417

U.S. imports of Books, brochures increased 6.21 percent through December to $1.91 billion

U.S. imports of Books, brochures increased 6.21 percent from $1.8 billion to $1.91 billion in 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 204 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 206 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 December 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 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..

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 Germany. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $850,751,714
2United Kingdom $297,378,468
3Canada $219,547,366
4Germany $80,749,087
5Australia $61,971,100
6Italy $54,354,932
7South Korea $41,904,056
8India $39,627,013
9Hong Kong $37,075,815
10Mexico $32,305,431

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $78,589,161
2New York City $78,413,306
3Los Angeles $64,103,011
4New Orleans $20,867,610
5Cleveland $19,610,494
6Detroit $18,167,736
7Miami $14,495,660
8St. Louis $14,146,392
9Buffalo $13,938,671
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $13,779,036

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 6.84 percent compared to last year to $324.5 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 4.96 percent compared to last year to $324.1 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 25.34 percent compared to last year to $183.25 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 19.6 percent compared to last year to $141.95 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 44.57 percent compared to last year to $67.8 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 $40.73 million, 5.03 percent, (44.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $22.33 million, 8.12 percent, (15.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $17.7 million, 8.77 percent, (11.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $27.76 million, 52.38 percent, (4.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia decreased $3.48 million, 5.31 percent, (3.24 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.04 percent of all these Books, brochures imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.51 billion of the $1.91 billion total.

All totaled, 54.51 percent of all these Books, brochures imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.04 billion of the $1.91 billion total