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

Imports: Matches

Matches, the No. 1103 import by value totaled $939,682 for the month of August, $7.24 million through August of 2019, and $16.19 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
1Chile$2.02 M
2China$1.53 M
3India$1.32 M
4Israel$1.23 M
5Japan$450,536
6Mexico$192,446
7Sweden$167,584
8Germany$152,549
9Hungary$47,280
10Poland$45,015
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $7.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $1,711,156
2Port of New York $1,441,840
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,230,670
4Port of Los Angeles $922,225
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $566,911
6Port of Virginia $287,399
7Port of Long Beach $243,023
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $150,747
9Port Laredo $131,514
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $121,091

U.S. imports of Matches decreased 29.92 percent through August to $7.24 million

U.S. imports of Matches decreased 29.92 percent from $10.33 million to $7.24 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 1103 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1078 for the last full year with a total value of $16.19 million, a $5.64 million, 53.43 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 China, No. 3 India, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 China, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 India and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Chile $2,021,030
2China $1,533,972
3India $1,318,356
4Israel $1,230,670
5Japan $450,536
6Mexico $192,446
7Sweden $167,584
8Germany $152,549
9Hungary $47,280
10Poland $45,015

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Cleveland $1,778,438
2San Juan $787,611
3Seattle $302,468
4Charleston $300,796
5San Francisco $261,918
6Dallas $234,961
7Los Angeles $204,961
8New York City $197,253
9Minneapolis $170,902
10New Orleans $72,979

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 Newark rose 92.8 percent compared to last year to $1.71 million.
  • Port of New York fell 60.5 percent compared to last year to $1.44 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 282.61 percent compared to last year to $1.23 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.54 percent compared to last year to $922,225.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 19.44 percent compared to last year to $566,911.

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 Chile decreased $1.92 million, 48.68 percent, (27.93 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $636,075, 29.31 percent, (21.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $156,348, 13.45 percent, (18.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Israel increased $914,193, 288.87 percent, (17.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $134,057, 22.93 percent, (6.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.58 percent of all these Matches imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $6.55 million of the $7.24 million total.

All totaled, 81.15 percent of all these Matches imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $5.87 million of the $7.24 million total