Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2020.

Imports: Misc. duty free imports

Misc. duty free imports, the No. 171 import by value totaled $157.27 million for the month of March, $568.94 million through March of 2020, and $1.8 billion for all of 2019, 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$404.87 M
2Mexico$32.79 M
3Spain$30.12 M
4The Netherlands$19.95 M
5Taiwan$18.55 M
6Italy$13.56 M
7Germany$8.68 M
8Belgium$6.05 M
9Vietnam$4.62 M
10France$4.58 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $568.94 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $105,739,821
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $54,706,170
3Port of Newark $53,353,211
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $52,276,807
5Port of Long Beach $36,974,878
6Port of Virginia $35,837,599
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $23,101,630
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $22,353,953
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $22,347,865
10Port of Houston $18,593,462

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 25.78 percent through March to $568.94 million

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 25.78 percent from $452.33 million to $568.94 million through the first three months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 171 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 209 for the last full year with a total value of $1.8 billion, a $590.67 million, 48.68 percent increase from the 2018 total.

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

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

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $404,865,083
2Mexico $32,787,691
3Spain $30,123,517
4The Netherlands $19,951,884
5Taiwan $18,550,259
6Italy $13,563,254
7Germany $8,684,458
8Belgium $6,052,213
9Vietnam $4,615,432
10France $4,583,170

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $27,133,601
2Chicago $26,247,913
3Atlanta/Savannah $22,617,220
4New Orleans $14,922,570
5Great Falls, Mont. $13,986,811
6St. Louis $10,433,736
7New York City $10,219,982
8Cleveland $9,067,418
9Houston $9,009,685
10Minneapolis $8,930,769

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 3.78 percent compared to last year to $105.74 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 11.37 percent compared to last year to $54.71 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 29.83 percent compared to last year to $53.35 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 57.77 percent compared to last year to $52.28 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 30.07 percent compared to last year to $36.97 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 $117.49 million, 40.88 percent, (71.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $1.33 million, 3.9 percent, (5.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Spain increased $492,651, 1.66 percent, (5.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $3.79 million, 23.45 percent, (3.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $4.04 million, 27.86 percent, (3.26 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.99 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $506.28 million of the $568.94 million total.

All totaled, 53.27 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $303.05 million of the $568.94 million total