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

Imports: Natural waters

Natural waters, the No. 427 import by value totaled $60.94 million for the month of October, $545.85 million through October of 2019, and $593.58 million 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
1Italy$188.94 M
2France$133.99 M
3Fiji$97.37 M
4Mexico$59.41 M
5Iceland$15.92 M
6Canada$14.31 M
7Norway$8.07 M
8Germany$6.74 M
9New Zealand$5.75 M
10Poland$1.87 M
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January – October 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $545.85 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $117,475,791
2Port of Los Angeles $97,330,703
3Port Laredo $51,983,005
4Port Miami $51,170,198
5Port of Houston $36,479,207
6Port of Philadelphia $35,204,236
7Port of Virginia $32,029,885
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $22,766,852
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $17,021,627
10Port of Portland, Maine $15,915,050

U.S. imports of Natural waters increased 10.25 percent through October to $545.85 million

U.S. imports of Natural waters increased 10.25 percent from $495.11 million to $545.85 million through the first 10 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 427 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 457 for the last full year with a total value of $593.58 million, a $56.11 million, 10.44 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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 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 Laredo, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

January – October 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Italy $188,943,210
2France $133,987,972
3Fiji $97,371,790
4Mexico $59,408,573
5Iceland $15,915,050
6Canada $14,307,891
7Norway $8,065,787
8Germany $6,737,590
9New Zealand $5,749,287
10Poland $1,871,325

January – October 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $41,965,127
2New York City $37,634,034
3Miami $20,615,046
4Philadelphia $14,234,042
5Laredo $12,424,907
6Norfolk $10,449,803
7Houston $9,987,589
8San Francisco $9,454,797
9Atlanta/Savannah $7,789,272
10Seattle $5,879,312

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 Newark rose 13.51 percent compared to last year to $117.48 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 2.57 percent compared to last year to $97.33 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 24.48 percent compared to last year to $51.98 million.
  • Port Miami rose 62.93 percent compared to last year to $51.17 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 28.04 percent compared to last year to $36.48 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 increased $17.07 million, 9.93 percent, (34.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $13.26 million, 10.98 percent, (24.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Fiji increased $7.1 million, 7.86 percent, (17.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $10.77 million, 22.13 percent, (10.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Iceland increased $3.86 million, 32.03 percent, (2.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.8 percent of all these Natural waters imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $495.63 million of the $545.85 million total.

All totaled, 64.93 percent of all these Natural waters imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $354.44 million of the $545.85 million total

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