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

Imports: Misc. duty free imports

Misc. duty free imports, the No. 209 import by value totaled $146.82 million for the month of March, $452.33 million through March 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$287.38 M
2Mexico$34.12 M
3Spain$29.63 M
4Italy$17.08 M
5The Netherlands$16.16 M
6Taiwan$14.51 M
7Germany$10.11 M
8Belgium$5.99 M
9Dominican Republic$4.89 M
10France$3.65 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $452.33 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $101,887,763
2Port of Long Beach $52,871,891
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $49,122,961
4Port of Newark $41,094,003
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $33,133,864
6Port of Virginia $28,390,241
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $22,338,769
8Port of Charleston $13,457,142
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $12,489,956
10Port of Houston $11,479,889

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 54.45 percent through March to $452.33 million

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 54.45 percent from $292.87 million to $452.33 million through the first three 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 209 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 294 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 March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $287,379,411
2Mexico $34,116,615
3Spain $29,630,866
4Italy $17,080,176
5The Netherlands $16,162,356
6Taiwan $14,508,248
7Germany $10,108,951
8Belgium $5,989,756
9Dominican Republic $4,885,787
10France $3,653,973

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 112.13 percent compared to last year to $101.89 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 172.83 percent compared to last year to $52.87 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 46.14 percent compared to last year to $49.12 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 5.66 percent compared to last year to $41.09 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 33.43 percent compared to last year to $33.13 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 $167.72 million, 140.16 percent, (63.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $2.18 million, 6.83 percent, (7.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Spain decreased $15.24 million, 33.96 percent, (6.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $1.59 million, 10.25 percent, (3.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands decreased $421,344, 2.54 percent, (3.57 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.98 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $384.37 million of the $452.33 million total.

All totaled, 61.48 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $278.11 million of the $452.33 million total