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

Imports: Misc. printed matter, including photos

Misc. printed matter, including photos, the No. 254 import by value totaled $127.58 million for the month of December, $1.48 billion through December of 2018, and $1.44 billion 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$632.85 M
2Canada$245.66 M
3Mexico$188.9 M
4France$68.16 M
5Germany$60.64 M
6United Kingdom$43.01 M
7Italy$32.05 M
8Belgium$22.22 M
9Ireland$20.85 M
10South Korea$17.71 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.48 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $346,435,043
2Port of Long Beach $93,401,031
3Port Laredo $90,237,623
4Port of Newark $86,388,806
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $84,427,207
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $75,755,784
7Port of New Orleans $44,993,627
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $44,201,516
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $39,941,486
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $37,431,938

U.S. imports of Misc. printed matter, including photos increased 2.51 percent through December to $1.48 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. printed matter, including photos increased 2.51 percent from $1.44 billion to $1.48 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 254 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 233 for the last full year with a total value of $1.44 billion, a $24.92 million, 1.76 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading 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.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $632,851,887
2Canada $245,663,791
3Mexico $188,902,253
4France $68,162,166
5Germany $60,643,258
6United Kingdom $43,012,100
7Italy $32,052,658
8Belgium $22,220,318
9Ireland $20,852,863
10South Korea $17,710,578

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $76,297,993
2New York City $48,753,841
3Dallas $30,988,650
4Detroit $23,282,920
5Laredo $21,551,272
6Buffalo $18,378,303
7New Orleans $16,294,529
8Chicago $15,635,619
9San Francisco $13,972,887
10San Diego $11,063,882

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 7.02 percent compared to last year to $346.44 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 14.37 percent compared to last year to $93.4 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 0.54 percent compared to last year to $90.24 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 8.08 percent compared to last year to $86.39 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 19.06 percent compared to last year to $84.43 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 $61.97 million, 10.86 percent, (42.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $11.71 million, 4.55 percent, (16.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $16.71 million, 8.13 percent, (12.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $15.88 million, 30.38 percent, (4.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $14.51 million, 19.3 percent, (4.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.97 percent of all these Misc. printed matter, including photos imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.2 billion of the $1.48 billion total.

All totaled, 47.44 percent of all these Misc. printed matter, including photos imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $700.89 million of the $1.48 billion total