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

Imports: Duty free imports for permanent exhibit

Duty free imports for permanent exhibit, the No. 1081 import by value totaled $720,183 for the month of August, $9.61 million through August of 2019, and $36.95 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
1Italy$5.55 M
2Canada$1.26 M
3China$1.06 M
4United Kingdom$628,172
5Germany$589,759
6Sweden$105,000
7Japan$97,300
8France$95,283
9South Korea$61,752
10India$50,113
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U.S. imports of Duty free imports for permanent exhibit decreased 52.01 percent through August to $9.61 million

U.S. imports of Duty free imports for permanent exhibit decreased 52.01 percent from $20.02 million to $9.61 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 1081 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1015 for the last full year with a total value of $36.95 million, a $16.82 million, 83.61 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 France, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Italy $5,552,311
2Canada $1,256,541
3China $1,060,193
4United Kingdom $628,172
5Germany $589,759
6Sweden $105,000
7Japan $97,300
8France $95,283
9South Korea $61,752
10India $50,113

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $3,325,763
2Charleston $2,343,224
3St. Albans, Vt. $1,736,696
4New York City $1,053,100
5Boston $609,250
6Philadelphia $90,650
7Detroit $83,380
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $55,900
9Miami $52,000
10Los Angeles $38,732

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:

  • Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas totaled $5.12 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 13.81 percent compared to last year to $1.21 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 80.53 percent compared to last year to $724,436.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 40.16 percent compared to last year to $640,403.
  • Port of Virginia totaled $445,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 decreased $6.9 million, 55.41 percent, (57.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $55,259, 4.21 percent, (13.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $327,591, 44.72 percent, (11.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $315,758, 101.07 percent, (6.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $493,677, 45.57 percent, (6.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.59 percent of all these Duty free imports for permanent exhibit imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $9.09 million of the $9.61 million total.

All totaled, 84.71 percent of all these Duty free imports for permanent exhibit imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $8.14 million of the $9.61 million total