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

Imports: Inks

Inks, the No. 503 import by value totaled $42.38 million for the month of August, $312.65 million through August of 2019, and $440.03 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
1Japan$53.51 M
2United Kingdom$40.89 M
3Israel$30.37 M
4Singapore$26.83 M
5Germany$26.21 M
6Canada$26.06 M
7India$17.54 M
8Indonesia$15.85 M
9France$8.8 M
10Philippines$8.08 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $312.65 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $57,751,020
2Port of Newark $37,639,045
3Port of Virginia $27,716,168
4Port Miami $24,507,782
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $23,699,859
6Port of Charleston $21,102,988
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $15,152,592
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $13,906,979
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,157,630
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $5,953,333

U.S. imports of Inks increased 8.54 percent through August to $312.65 million

U.S. imports of Inks increased 8.54 percent from $288.06 million to $312.65 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 503 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 511 for the last full year with a total value of $440.03 million, a $15.77 million, 3.72 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Singapore. 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $53,509,691
2United Kingdom $40,886,476
3Israel $30,367,577
4Singapore $26,828,733
5Germany $26,209,900
6Canada $26,060,293
7India $17,540,807
8Indonesia $15,852,217
9France $8,799,390
10Philippines $8,077,014

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $18,726,073
2Miami $17,863,551
3New York City $15,738,663
4New Orleans $14,180,759
5Los Angeles $12,944,022
6Atlanta/Savannah $12,584,437
7Norfolk $12,033,387
8Detroit $8,324,936
9Charleston $7,028,544
10Cleveland $4,206,219

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 11.53 percent compared to last year to $57.75 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 23.5 percent compared to last year to $37.64 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 11.53 percent compared to last year to $27.72 million.
  • Port Miami rose 4.7 percent compared to last year to $24.51 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 111.17 percent compared to last year to $23.7 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 $10.48 million, 24.35 percent, (17.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $37,021, 0.09 percent, (13.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Israel increased $525,515, 1.76 percent, (9.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Singapore increased $2.22 million, 9.04 percent, (8.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $1.7 million, 6.93 percent, (8.38 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.87 percent of all these Inks imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $177.8 million of the $312.65 million total.

All totaled, 54.79 percent of all these Inks imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $171.31 million of the $312.65 million total