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

Imports: Candles

Candles, the No. 488 import by value totaled $56.7 million for the month of August, $329.85 million through August of 2019, and $511.55 million 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
1Vietnam$151.42 M
2Canada$47.58 M
3India$31.83 M
4China$27.08 M
5Mexico$23.73 M
6Dominican Republic$9.05 M
7Thailand$8.63 M
8France$7.38 M
9United Kingdom$5.23 M
10Poland$4.79 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $329.85 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $86,737,872
2Port of Long Beach $43,394,254
3Port of Newark $40,055,991
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $26,426,801
5Port Laredo $22,629,482
6Port of Charleston $20,668,718
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,837,077
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,598,567
9Port of Virginia $10,669,605
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $8,867,518

U.S. imports of Candles increased 7.01 percent through August to $329.85 million

U.S. imports of Candles increased 7.01 percent from $308.23 million to $329.85 million through the first eight 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 488 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 491 for the last full year with a total value of $511.55 million, a $61.38 million, 13.64 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Vietnam, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 India, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Vietnam, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 India and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Vietnam $151,424,209
2Canada $47,576,105
3India $31,834,334
4China $27,084,832
5Mexico $23,732,606
6Dominican Republic $9,050,304
7Thailand $8,631,757
8France $7,381,873
9United Kingdom $5,228,278
10Poland $4,789,634

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $44,330,411
2Detroit $23,874,932
3New York City $20,898,053
4Laredo $9,985,757
5Buffalo $9,304,984
6Dallas $7,329,038
7New Orleans $7,153,820
8Seattle $6,121,825
9Atlanta/Savannah $5,502,431
10Chicago $4,055,977

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 12.86 percent compared to last year to $86.74 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 43.58 percent compared to last year to $43.39 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 13.06 percent compared to last year to $40.06 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 18.09 percent compared to last year to $26.43 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.13 percent compared to last year to $22.63 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 Vietnam increased $27.13 million, 21.82 percent, (45.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $10.1 million, 17.52 percent, (14.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $6.5 million, 25.68 percent, (9.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $161,273, 0.59 percent, (8.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $1.27 million, 5.65 percent, (7.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.39 percent of all these Candles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $281.65 million of the $329.85 million total.

All totaled, 66.47 percent of all these Candles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $219.24 million of the $329.85 million total