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

Imports: Misc. duty free imports

Misc. duty free imports, the No. 215 import by value totaled $123.28 million for the month of July, $1.06 billion through July of 2019, and $1.21 billion 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
1China$637.78 M
2Spain$82.62 M
3Mexico$78.94 M
4The Netherlands$56.63 M
5Italy$41.65 M
6Taiwan$33.17 M
7Germany$20.93 M
8Belgium$13.29 M
9France$12.22 M
10Dominican Republic$10.53 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $229,095,997
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $110,435,378
3Port of Long Beach $109,982,890
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $94,705,491
5Port of Newark $92,673,713
6Port of Virginia $69,636,793
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $55,436,392
8Port of Charleston $29,255,709
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $28,578,273
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $26,103,234

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 56.03 percent through July to $1.06 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 56.03 percent from $680.64 million to $1.06 billion through the first seven 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 215 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 308 for the last full year with a total value of $1.21 billion, a $308.49 million, 34.09 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July 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 Long Beach, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $637,777,413
2Spain $82,616,316
3Mexico $78,943,880
4The Netherlands $56,634,162
5Italy $41,648,872
6Taiwan $33,173,211
7Germany $20,932,027
8Belgium $13,286,560
9France $12,221,712
10Dominican Republic $10,531,914

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $99,475,132
2Chicago $74,704,971
3Atlanta/Savannah $50,751,867
4Great Falls, Mont. $28,730,725
5San Diego $24,574,346
6Minneapolis $23,737,685
7St. Louis $23,496,579
8Cleveland $17,812,459
9New York City $17,467,574
10Norfolk $17,178,817

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 122.27 percent compared to last year to $229.1 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 52.38 percent compared to last year to $110.44 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 146.86 percent compared to last year to $109.98 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 55.93 percent compared to last year to $94.71 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 4.69 percent compared to last year to $92.67 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 $376.36 million, 143.97 percent, (60.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Spain decreased $32.63 million, 28.31 percent, (7.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $4 million, 4.83 percent, (7.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $13.54 million, 31.41 percent, (5.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $4.39 million, 11.78 percent, (3.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.52 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $897.62 million of the $1.06 billion total.

All totaled, 59.97 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $636.89 million of the $1.06 billion total