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

Imports: Misc. printed matter, including photos

Misc. printed matter, including photos, the No. 249 import by value totaled $96.12 million for the month of February, $220.02 million through February of 2020, and $1.52 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$86.94 M
2Canada$39.05 M
3Mexico$31.93 M
4Malaysia$9.56 M
5Germany$8.27 M
6France$6.05 M
7Ireland$5.07 M
8Italy$4.22 M
9United Kingdom$3.49 M
10India$3.23 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $220.02 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $42,388,816
2Port Laredo $16,355,795
3Port of Newark $15,466,330
4Port of Long Beach $13,617,331
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,353,646
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $10,676,801
7Port of New Orleans $8,548,843
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $7,728,452
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,860,452
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,957,756

U.S. imports of Misc. printed matter, including photos decreased 12.43 percent through February to $220.02 million

U.S. imports of Misc. printed matter, including photos decreased 12.43 percent from $251.26 million to $220.02 million through the first two 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 249 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 240 for the last full year with a total value of $1.52 billion, a $39.94 million, 2.70 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 Laredo, No. 3 Port of Newark, 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 Germany and No. 5 Malaysia. 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.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $86,937,063
2Canada $39,051,133
3Mexico $31,926,755
4Malaysia $9,556,818
5Germany $8,266,796
6France $6,052,937
7Ireland $5,066,552
8Italy $4,215,086
9United Kingdom $3,485,574
10India $3,226,907

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $25,719,636
2Dallas $12,868,057
3Laredo $10,426,222
4New York City $10,130,336
5Detroit $7,573,248
6Buffalo $6,996,226
7New Orleans $6,337,011
8Chicago $4,644,360
9San Francisco $4,285,541
10Cleveland $3,808,471

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 34.16 percent compared to last year to $42.39 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 16 percent compared to last year to $16.36 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 5.24 percent compared to last year to $15.47 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 13.84 percent compared to last year to $13.62 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 7.75 percent compared to last year to $11.35 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 decreased $27.9 million, 24.29 percent, (39.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $293,898, 0.76 percent, (17.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $2.3 million, 7.76 percent, (14.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $2.43 million, 34.03 percent, (4.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $2.57 million, 23.73 percent, (3.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.87 percent of all these Misc. printed matter, including photos imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $175.74 million of the $220.02 million total.

All totaled, 45.08 percent of all these Misc. printed matter, including photos imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $99.18 million of the $220.02 million total