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

Imports: Inks

Inks, the No. 520 import by value totaled $35.21 million for the month of October, $356.26 million through October of 2018, and $424.26 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
1Japan$54.25 M
2United Kingdom$51.46 M
3Israel$36.38 M
4Canada$34 M
5Germany$30.68 M
6Singapore$29.63 M
7Indonesia$23.28 M
8India$11.9 M
9France$9.3 M
10Belgium$9.19 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $356.26 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $63,029,076
2Port of Virginia $39,389,433
3Port of Newark $36,483,340
4Port Miami $28,739,081
5Port of Charleston $22,826,477
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $19,000,312
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $15,222,081
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,850,909
9Port of New York $11,311,581
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $9,426,285

U.S. imports of Inks increased 3.23 percent through October to $356.26 million

U.S. imports of Inks increased 3.23 percent from $345.1 million to $356.26 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 520 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 512 for the last full year with a total value of $424.26 million, a $41.68 million, 10.89 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $54,248,224
2United Kingdom $51,455,363
3Israel $36,382,539
4Canada $33,998,626
5Germany $30,680,728
6Singapore $29,627,075
7Indonesia $23,284,508
8India $11,898,484
9France $9,303,666
10Belgium $9,186,528

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $9,651,298
2Miami $7,354,137
3New York City $6,953,980
4New Orleans $6,124,156
5Los Angeles $5,744,440
6Atlanta/Savannah $5,032,121
7Detroit $4,631,764
8Norfolk $4,507,972
9Charleston $3,663,076
10Buffalo $1,857,863

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 96.76 percent compared to last year to $63.03 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 8.76 percent compared to last year to $39.39 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 13.95 percent compared to last year to $36.48 million.
  • Port Miami rose 7.57 percent compared to last year to $28.74 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 11.27 percent compared to last year to $22.83 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 Japan increased $8.39 million, 18.28 percent, (15.23 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $1.16 million, 2.3 percent, (14.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Israel decreased $7.08 million, 16.29 percent, (10.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.82 million, 9.03 percent, (9.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $3.82 million, 11.06 percent, (8.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 58.04 percent of all these Inks imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $206.77 million of the $356.26 million total.

All totaled, 53.46 percent of all these Inks imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $190.47 million of the $356.26 million total