Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Misc. duty free imports

Misc. duty free imports, the No. 213 import by value totaled $209.85 million for the month of December, $1.8 billion through December 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

RankCountry2019
1China$1.16 B
2Mexico$117.5 M
3Spain$109.98 M
4The Netherlands$92.6 M
5Italy$63.13 M
6Taiwan$51.65 M
7Germany$31.6 M
8France$20.74 M
9Belgium$17.61 M
10Dominican Republic$15.8 M
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U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 48.68 percent through December 2019 to $1.8 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 48.68 percent from $1.21 billion to $1.8 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 213 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 297 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 December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Spain, 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 61.97 percent to $363.46 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 55.01 percent to $196.83 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 71.16 percent to $172.12 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 51.01 percent to $168.3 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 19.83 percent to $145.17 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 $581.33 million, 99.67 percent, (64.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $10.69 million, 8.34 percent, (6.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Spain decreased $41.21 million, 27.26 percent, (6.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $20.48 million, 28.4 percent, (5.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $3.04 million, 5.06 percent, (3.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.79 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.55 billion of the $1.8 billion total.

All totaled, 57.97 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $1.05 billion of the $1.8 billion total.