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

Imports: Misc. duty free imports

Misc. duty free imports, the No. 297 import by value totaled $153.69 million for the month of December, $1.21 billion through December of 2018, and $904.93 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
1China$583.23 M
2Spain$151.18 M
3Mexico$128.19 M
4The Netherlands$72.11 M
5Italy$60.09 M
6Germany$34.77 M
7Taiwan$31.49 M
8Belgium$15.64 M
9France$15.31 M
10Canada$14.94 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.21 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $224,394,000
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $126,978,543
3Port of Newark $121,151,492
4Port of Long Beach $111,445,457
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $100,560,761
6Port of Virginia $94,651,533
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $87,631,014
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $39,015,348
9Port of Charleston $36,883,220
10Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $30,587,058

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 34.09 percent through December to $1.21 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 34.09 percent from $904.93 million to $1.21 billion in 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 297 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 344 for the last full year with a total value of $904.93 million, a $151.23 million, 20.07 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $583,228,095
2Spain $151,182,809
3Mexico $128,192,456
4The Netherlands $72,113,693
5Italy $60,091,479
6Germany $34,771,467
7Taiwan $31,488,629
8Belgium $15,641,631
9France $15,306,088
10Canada $14,940,725

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $63,499,599
2Chicago $54,673,155
3Atlanta/Savannah $37,470,624
4Great Falls, Mont. $21,522,898
5San Diego $18,388,932
6St. Louis $16,658,789
7Minneapolis $14,420,381
8Norfolk $14,060,690
9New York City $13,941,213
10Cleveland $13,642,038

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 30.12 percent compared to last year to $224.39 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 72.39 percent compared to last year to $126.98 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 27.44 percent compared to last year to $121.15 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 71.41 percent compared to last year to $111.45 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 3.43 percent compared to last year to $100.56 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 China increased $225.82 million, 63.18 percent, (48.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Spain increased $24.73 million, 19.56 percent, (12.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $24.68 million, 23.85 percent, (10.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $31.1 million, 75.81 percent, (5.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $8.46 million, 16.38 percent, (4.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.98 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $994.81 million of the $1.21 billion total.

All totaled, 56.41 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $684.53 million of the $1.21 billion total