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

Imports: Collectors items of historic or botanic interest

Collectors items of historic or botanic interest, the No. 551 import by value totaled $35.1 million for the month of October, $307.11 million through October of 2018, and $322.44 million 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
1United Kingdom$49.46 M
2Italy$40.56 M
3China$40.48 M
4France$22.74 M
5Greece$16.76 M
6Germany$14.62 M
7Canada$13.55 M
8Egypt$13.13 M
9Turkey$11.45 M
10Hong Kong$7.91 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $307.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $118,598,265
2Port of New Orleans $51,363,539
3Los Angeles International Airport $38,757,511
4Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $32,000,633
5Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $19,673,773
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $6,612,327
7Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $3,716,900
8Port of Los Angeles $3,554,108
9Port of Houston $3,195,842
10Miami International Airport $3,166,309

U.S. imports of Collectors items of historic or botanic interest increased 15.88 percent through October to $307.11 million

U.S. imports of Collectors items of historic or botanic interest increased 15.88 percent from $265.02 million to $307.11 million through the first 10 months of 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 551 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 568 for the last full year with a total value of $322.44 million, a $61.45 million, 16.01 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 China, No. 4 France and No. 5 Greece. 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Turkey. 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 Port of Newark and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $49,461,482
2Italy $40,558,154
3China $40,479,740
4France $22,743,111
5Greece $16,758,868
6Germany $14,617,394
7Canada $13,553,501
8Egypt $13,131,665
9Turkey $11,450,466
10Hong Kong $7,908,908

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $15,544,525
2New Orleans $11,830,754
3Los Angeles $8,926,480
4Houston $3,372,844
5Phoenix/Nogales $2,828,938
6Great Falls, Mont. $2,253,659
7Chicago $1,741,291
8Cleveland $1,368,809
9San Francisco $506,123
10Atlanta/Savannah $307,883

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 3 percent compared to last year to $118.6 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.24 percent compared to last year to $51.36 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 7.77 percent compared to last year to $38.76 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 701.7 percent compared to last year to $32 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 6398.1 percent compared to last year to $19.67 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 United Kingdom increased $7.72 million, 18.5 percent, (16.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy increased $9.21 million, 29.39 percent, (13.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $9.83 million, 19.55 percent, (13.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $10.15 million, 80.59 percent, (7.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Greece increased $8.87 million, 112.57 percent, (5.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.36 percent of all these Collectors items of historic or botanic interest imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $170 million of the $307.11 million total.

All totaled, 84.79 percent of all these Collectors items of historic or botanic interest imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $260.39 million of the $307.11 million total