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

Imports: Matches

Matches, the No. 1073 import by value totaled $500,156 for the month of February, $2.42 million through February 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
1Israel$1.23 M
2China$349,817
3India$332,340
4Chile$290,003
5Japan$82,165
6Germany$44,791
7Mexico$44,161
8Hungary$37,070
9France$6,340
10United Kingdom$2,608
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.42 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,230,670
2Port of New York $306,108
3Port of Seattle, Wash. $214,935
4Port of Newark $156,231
5Port of Los Angeles $156,036
6Port of Virginia $79,790
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $46,460
8Indianapolis International Airport, Ind. $44,886
9Port Laredo $44,161
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $43,667

U.S. imports of Matches increased 12.22 percent through February to $2.42 million

U.S. imports of Matches increased 12.22 percent from $2.16 million to $2.42 million through the first two 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 1073 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1072 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Israel, No. 2 China, No. 3 India, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 China, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 United Kingdom 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 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Israel $1,230,670
2China $349,817
3India $332,340
4Chile $290,003
5Japan $82,165
6Germany $44,791
7Mexico $44,161
8Hungary $37,070
9France $6,340
10United Kingdom $2,608

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 23667 percent compared to last year to $1.23 million.
  • Port of New York fell 52.59 percent compared to last year to $306,108.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 63.75 percent compared to last year to $214,935.
  • Port of Newark rose 72.05 percent compared to last year to $156,231.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 47.08 percent compared to last year to $156,036.

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 Israel increased $1.23 million, 0 percent, (50.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $145,868, 29.43 percent, (14.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $171,777, 106.98 percent, (13.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Chile decreased $355,715, 55.09 percent, (11.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $50,440, 38.04 percent, (3.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.42 percent of all these Matches imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $2.28 million of the $2.42 million total.

All totaled, 85.29 percent of all these Matches imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $2.06 million of the $2.42 million total