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

Imports: Natural waters

Natural waters, the No. 472 import by value totaled $35.5 million for the month of February, $78.57 million through February of 2020, and $652.03 million 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
1Italy$30.28 M
2France$16 M
3Fiji$12.15 M
4Mexico$9.56 M
5Norway$2.78 M
6Iceland$2.33 M
7Canada$1.58 M
8New Zealand$821,017
9Germany$697,220
10Georgia$312,012
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $78.57 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $16,383,981
2Port of Los Angeles $10,805,913
3Port Laredo $8,573,877
4Port Miami $7,786,175
5Port of Houston $6,998,818
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,658,914
7Port of Philadelphia $3,919,575
8Port of Virginia $3,472,029
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,225,608
10Port of Long Beach $2,340,180

U.S. imports of Natural waters decreased 22.86 percent through February to $78.57 million

U.S. imports of Natural waters decreased 22.86 percent from $101.86 million to $78.57 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 472 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 445 for the last full year with a total value of $652.03 million, a $58.45 million, 9.85 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 France, No. 3 Fiji, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Norway. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 France, No. 3 Fiji, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Iceland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Italy $30,284,960
2France $15,999,518
3Fiji $12,147,788
4Mexico $9,556,721
5Norway $2,782,971
6Iceland $2,333,417
7Canada $1,580,332
8New Zealand $821,017
9Germany $697,220
10Georgia $312,012

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $12,847,002
2Los Angeles $9,835,080
3Miami $5,819,562
4Laredo $4,241,990
5Houston $4,054,427
6San Francisco $3,549,136
7Norfolk $2,623,165
8Philadelphia $2,522,244
9Seattle $2,083,392
10Portland, Maine $1,644,946

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 Newark fell 24.74 percent compared to last year to $16.38 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 54.94 percent compared to last year to $10.81 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 27.7 percent compared to last year to $8.57 million.
  • Port Miami fell 12.22 percent compared to last year to $7.79 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 20.71 percent compared to last year to $7 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 Italy decreased $7.12 million, 19.04 percent, (38.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France decreased $10.13 million, 38.77 percent, (20.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Fiji decreased $8.57 million, 41.35 percent, (15.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $1.61 million, 20.28 percent, (12.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Norway increased $2.19 million, 372.26 percent, (3.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.07 percent of all these Natural waters imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $70.77 million of the $78.57 million total.

All totaled, 64.33 percent of all these Natural waters imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $50.55 million of the $78.57 million total