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

Imports: Misc. duty free imports

Misc. duty free imports, the No. 322 import by value totaled $94.28 million for the month of October, $924.12 million through October of 2018, and $904.93 million 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$387.13 M
2Spain$132.25 M
3Mexico$110.55 M
4The Netherlands$58.78 M
5Italy$48.94 M
6Germany$29.63 M
7Taiwan$25.34 M
8Belgium$14.82 M
9France$12.92 M
10Canada$12.54 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $924.12 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $157,051,590
2Port of Newark $105,926,914
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $98,019,361
4Port of Virginia $80,578,251
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $77,996,850
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $75,794,263
7Port of Long Beach $64,633,311
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $33,321,013
9Port of Charleston $29,937,993
10Port of Houston $18,980,899

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 25.82 percent through October to $924.12 million

U.S. imports of Misc. duty free imports increased 25.82 percent from $734.5 million to $924.12 million through the first 10 months of 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 322 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 344 for the last full year with a total value of $904.93 million, a $151.23 million, 20.07 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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 Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Virginia 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 Italy and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $387,125,677
2Spain $132,251,151
3Mexico $110,549,785
4The Netherlands $58,780,835
5Italy $48,941,064
6Germany $29,632,626
7Taiwan $25,337,594
8Belgium $14,820,053
9France $12,917,840
10Canada $12,544,052

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $34,251,004
2Los Angeles $32,040,764
3Atlanta/Savannah $21,987,788
4San Diego $12,737,595
5St. Louis $10,282,601
6New York City $10,241,872
7Norfolk $8,907,989
8Cleveland $8,890,646
9Charleston $6,001,941
10Phoenix/Nogales $5,620,530

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.63 percent compared to last year to $157.05 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 37.61 percent compared to last year to $105.93 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 72.99 percent compared to last year to $98.02 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 73.04 percent compared to last year to $80.58 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 2.68 percent compared to last year to $78 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 $108.65 million, 39.02 percent, (41.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Spain increased $30.05 million, 29.4 percent, (14.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $21.3 million, 23.86 percent, (11.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $26.71 million, 83.28 percent, (6.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $7.56 million, 18.27 percent, (5.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.82 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $737.65 million of the $924.12 million total.

All totaled, 56.22 percent of all these Misc. duty free imports imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $519.57 million of the $924.12 million total