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

Imports: Misc. printed matter, including photos

Misc. printed matter, including photos, the No. 249 import by value totaled $134.01 million for the month of July, $875.17 million through July of 2019, and $1.48 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$392.19 M
2Canada$147.21 M
3Mexico$99.15 M
4Malaysia$38.75 M
5Germany$28.97 M
6France$24.23 M
7Italy$19.28 M
8United Kingdom$17.81 M
9Ireland$13.35 M
10Belgium$11.97 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $875.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $223,289,637
2Port of Newark $57,398,464
3Port Laredo $50,834,559
4Port of Long Beach $46,552,708
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $41,991,336
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $41,342,164
7Port of New Orleans $29,599,713
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $25,267,673
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $23,226,815
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $23,222,174

U.S. imports of Misc. printed matter, including photos increased 7.29 percent through July to $875.17 million

U.S. imports of Misc. printed matter, including photos increased 7.29 percent from $815.69 million to $875.17 million 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 249 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 262 for the last full year with a total value of $1.48 billion, a $36.13 million, 2.51 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $392,191,928
2Canada $147,210,765
3Mexico $99,147,446
4Malaysia $38,754,986
5Germany $28,971,729
6France $24,234,665
7Italy $19,280,383
8United Kingdom $17,810,379
9Ireland $13,354,431
10Belgium $11,969,471

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $100,831,254
2New York City $59,121,772
3Dallas $46,243,440
4Laredo $32,142,996
5Detroit $30,311,499
6Buffalo $24,705,098
7New Orleans $23,612,569
8Chicago $20,718,667
9San Francisco $15,850,661
10Cleveland $15,049,146

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 20.69 percent compared to last year to $223.29 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 24.05 percent compared to last year to $57.4 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 5.72 percent compared to last year to $50.83 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 15.87 percent compared to last year to $46.55 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 3.75 percent compared to last year to $41.99 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 $50.15 million, 14.66 percent, (44.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $6.49 million, 4.61 percent, (16.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $13 million, 11.59 percent, (11.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $36.28 million, 1466.83 percent, (4.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $3.73 million, 11.41 percent, (3.31 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.7 percent of all these Misc. printed matter, including photos imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $706.28 million of the $875.17 million total.

All totaled, 48 percent of all these Misc. printed matter, including photos imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $420.07 million of the $875.17 million total