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

Imports: Collectors items of historic or botanic interest

Collectors items of historic or botanic interest, the No. 448 import by value totaled $22.29 million for the month of August, $404.75 million through August of 2019, and $364.73 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
1Egypt$98.36 M
2Italy$73.01 M
3United Kingdom$68.56 M
4France$34.91 M
5China$21.97 M
6Canada$12.65 M
7Germany$10.04 M
8Greece$7.99 M
9Turkey$7.37 M
10Cayman Islands$7.2 M
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U.S. imports of Collectors items of historic or botanic interest increased 77.48 percent through August to $404.75 million

U.S. imports of Collectors items of historic or botanic interest increased 77.48 percent from $228.06 million to $404.75 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 448 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 570 for the last full year with a total value of $364.73 million, a $42.29 million, 13.11 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 France and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Egypt $98,355,663
2Italy $73,014,747
3United Kingdom $68,556,875
4France $34,906,597
5China $21,970,882
6Canada $12,646,816
7Germany $10,038,686
8Greece $7,988,694
9Turkey $7,368,289
10Cayman Islands $7,200,000

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $37,861,726
2New Orleans $20,231,735
3Los Angeles $17,384,800
4Cleveland $14,220,792
5Houston $3,669,392
6Phoenix/Nogales $3,567,859
7Chicago $2,292,051
8Great Falls, Mont. $2,279,623
9Miami $1,309,872
10San Francisco $1,200,713

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 70.19 percent compared to last year to $128.57 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 135652 percent compared to last year to $94.67 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 2458.15 percent compared to last year to $64.68 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 22.93 percent compared to last year to $38.32 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 38.07 percent compared to last year to $25.11 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 Egypt increased $87.43 million, 800.46 percent, (24.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy increased $38.05 million, 108.83 percent, (18.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $46.02 million, 204.16 percent, (16.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $17.59 million, 101.57 percent, (8.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $13.35 million, 37.8 percent, (5.43 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.33 percent of all these Collectors items of historic or botanic interest imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $296.8 million of the $404.75 million total.

All totaled, 86.81 percent of all these Collectors items of historic or botanic interest imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $351.36 million of the $404.75 million total