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

Imports: Misc. printed matter, including photos

Misc. printed matter, including photos, the No. 257 import by value totaled $143.36 million for the month of October, $1.21 billion through October 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$516.05 M
2Canada$206.11 M
3Mexico$159.84 M
4France$58.78 M
5Germany$49.97 M
6United Kingdom$31.39 M
7Italy$27.37 M
8Belgium$19.15 M
9Ireland$15.25 M
10South Korea$14.95 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.21 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $279,341,097
2Port of Long Beach $78,985,470
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $76,760,821
4Port Laredo $75,766,713
5Port of Newark $71,717,293
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $63,806,631
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $38,785,226
8Port of New Orleans $34,796,941
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $34,221,742
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $32,077,912

U.S. imports of Misc. printed matter, including photos increased 2.76 percent through October to $1.21 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. printed matter, including photos increased 2.76 percent from $1.18 billion to $1.21 billion 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 257 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 238 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 October 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Newark.

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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $516,052,233
2Canada $206,110,683
3Mexico $159,841,482
4France $58,776,567
5Germany $49,965,478
6United Kingdom $31,390,727
7Italy $27,367,558
8Belgium $19,149,255
9Ireland $15,252,523
10South Korea $14,952,362

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $49,998,066
2New York City $38,258,173
3Dallas $16,875,057
4Laredo $15,919,803
5Detroit $15,258,070
6Buffalo $12,761,210
7Chicago $11,453,228
8New Orleans $9,136,534
9San Diego $8,361,619
10San Francisco $6,945,433

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 6.51 percent compared to last year to $279.34 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 16.35 percent compared to last year to $78.99 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 7.06 percent compared to last year to $76.76 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 3.35 percent compared to last year to $75.77 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 6.43 percent compared to last year to $71.72 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 $48.85 million, 10.46 percent, (42.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $13.47 million, 6.13 percent, (16.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $14.26 million, 8.19 percent, (13.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $20.6 million, 53.98 percent, (4.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $9.63 million, 16.16 percent, (4.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.59 percent of all these Misc. printed matter, including photos imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $990.75 million of the $1.21 billion total.

All totaled, 47.98 percent of all these Misc. printed matter, including photos imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $582.57 million of the $1.21 billion total