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

Imports: Books, brochures

Books, brochures, the No. 208 import by value totaled $185.52 million for the month of July, $1.13 billion through July 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$510 M
2United Kingdom$183.32 M
3Canada$130.13 M
4Germany$33.02 M
5Australia$28.78 M
6Italy$26.85 M
7India$26.05 M
8South Korea$24.55 M
9Singapore$21.72 M
10Mexico$21.05 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.13 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $201,850,402
2Port of Newark $174,572,234
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $103,511,850
4Port of Long Beach $88,823,140
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $38,823,137
6Port of Virginia $38,387,330
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $36,740,617
8Los Angeles International Airport $36,222,501
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $31,151,405
10Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $29,852,795

U.S. imports of Books, brochures increased 8.45 percent through July to $1.13 billion

U.S. imports of Books, brochures increased 8.45 percent from $1.04 billion to $1.13 billion through the first seven 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 208 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 213 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 July 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 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 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..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $510,003,808
2United Kingdom $183,317,139
3Canada $130,132,756
4Germany $33,018,718
5Australia $28,780,161
6Italy $26,850,271
7India $26,053,295
8South Korea $24,551,146
9Singapore $21,716,568
10Mexico $21,049,167

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 6.1 percent compared to last year to $201.85 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 4.39 percent compared to last year to $174.57 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 42.88 percent compared to last year to $103.51 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 15.57 percent compared to last year to $88.82 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 53.59 percent compared to last year to $38.82 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 $55.9 million, 12.31 percent, (45.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $19.51 million, 11.91 percent, (16.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $9.56 million, 7.93 percent, (11.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $8.3 million, 20.09 percent, (2.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia decreased $9.76 million, 25.32 percent, (2.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.26 percent of all these Books, brochures imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $885.25 million of the $1.13 billion total.

All totaled, 53.71 percent of all these Books, brochures imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $607.58 million of the $1.13 billion total