Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Collectors items of historic or botanic interest

Collectors items of historic or botanic interest, the No. 605 import by value totaled $13.02 million for the month of May, $107.72 million through May of 2020, and $511.17 million for all of 2019, 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
1Italy$26.83 M
2United Kingdom$14.94 M
3China$11.08 M
4France$9.65 M
5Germany$5.75 M
6Canada$4.38 M
7Turkey$3.82 M
8Pakistan$2.55 M
9Greece$2.15 M
10India$2.14 M
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U.S. imports of Collectors items of historic or botanic interest decreased 55.97 percent through May to $107.72 million

U.S. imports of Collectors items of historic or botanic interest decreased 55.97 percent from $244.65 million to $107.72 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 605 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 458 for the last full year with a total value of $511.17 million, a $146.45 million, 40.15 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 China, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 France, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 China and No. 5 Canada. 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.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 45.18 percent compared to last year to $35.66 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 8367.38 percent compared to last year to $18.81 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 25.38 percent compared to last year to $12.56 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 50.47 percent compared to last year to $11.85 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 205.4 percent compared to last year to $9.3 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 Italy increased $17.45 million, 186.16 percent, (24.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $3.94 million, 20.85 percent, (13.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $4.53 million, 29.02 percent, (10.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France decreased $17.8 million, 64.84 percent, (8.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $736,625, 11.35 percent, (5.34 percent market share).

All totaled, 63.36 percent of all these Collectors items of historic or botanic interest imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $68.25 million of the $107.72 million total.

All totaled, 81.87 percent of all these Collectors items of historic or botanic interest imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $88.18 million of the $107.72 million total