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

Imports: Matches

Matches, the No. 1073 import by value totaled $2.66 million for the month of October, $13.87 million through October of 2018, and $10.55 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
1Chile$4.81 M
2China$2.61 M
3Sweden$1.63 M
4Israel$1.5 M
5India$1.48 M
6Japan$734,919
7United Kingdom$284,156
8Mexico$279,304
9Hong Kong$212,619
10Germany$96,537
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $13.87 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $4,064,802
2Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,694,621
3Port of Newark $1,540,891
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,519,449
5Port of Los Angeles $1,400,870
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $849,403
7Indianapolis International Airport, Ind. $740,517
8Port of Long Beach $463,705
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $413,062
10Port of Charleston $409,009

U.S. imports of Matches increased 71.00 percent through October to $13.87 million

U.S. imports of Matches increased 71.00 percent from $8.11 million to $13.87 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 1073 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1110 for the last full year with a total value of $10.55 million, a $5.28 million, 99.95 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 China, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 India. 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Chile $4,810,219
2China $2,612,784
3Sweden $1,626,696
4Israel $1,503,267
5India $1,479,828
6Japan $734,919
7United Kingdom $284,156
8Mexico $279,304
9Hong Kong $212,619
10Germany $96,537

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Cleveland $789,418
2San Juan $337,171
3Charleston $216,484
4San Francisco $204,901
5Minneapolis $167,259
6Dallas $107,703
7Los Angeles $107,153
8New York City $73,728
9Seattle $64,059
10Miami $41,141

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 New York rose 141.96 percent compared to last year to $4.06 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 97.85 percent compared to last year to $1.69 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 77.84 percent compared to last year to $1.54 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 81.77 percent compared to last year to $1.52 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 31.47 percent compared to last year to $1.4 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 Chile increased $3.06 million, 174.99 percent, (34.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $1.23 million, 88.56 percent, (18.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Sweden increased $750,825, 85.72 percent, (11.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Israel increased $351,267, 30.49 percent, (10.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $159,447, 9.73 percent, (10.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.78 percent of all these Matches imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $12.03 million of the $13.87 million total.

All totaled, 73.71 percent of all these Matches imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $10.22 million of the $13.87 million total