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

Imports: Pasta, couscous, prepared or not

Pasta, couscous, prepared or not, the No. 366 import by value totaled $87.83 million for the month of December, $924.05 million through December of 2018, and $859.07 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
1Italy$332.91 M
2Canada$127.29 M
3China$120.58 M
4South Korea$89.48 M
5Thailand$62.34 M
6Japan$29.71 M
7Mexico$29.44 M
8Vietnam$23.9 M
9Taiwan$17.32 M
10India$9.74 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $924.05 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $285,051,786
2Port of Los Angeles $190,934,973
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $93,502,278
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $36,547,182
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $35,733,785
6Port of Houston $35,036,547
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $27,822,289
8Port of Long Beach $23,517,755
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $18,039,476
10Port of Virginia $17,116,015

U.S. imports of Pasta, couscous, prepared or not increased 7.56 percent through December to $924.05 million

U.S. imports of Pasta, couscous, prepared or not increased 7.56 percent from $859.07 million to $924.05 million in 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 366 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 357 for the last full year with a total value of $859.07 million, a $5.92 million, 0.69 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Italy $332,908,045
2Canada $127,289,513
3China $120,583,307
4South Korea $89,480,305
5Thailand $62,344,569
6Japan $29,705,257
7Mexico $29,435,922
8Vietnam $23,899,986
9Taiwan $17,322,159
10India $9,743,327

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $68,837,904
2Los Angeles $50,077,702
3San Francisco $24,681,050
4Detroit $12,950,642
5Chicago $11,305,435
6Buffalo $10,131,781
7Houston $7,856,516
8Seattle $6,413,283
9Baltimore $5,803,045
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,702,520

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 13.47 percent compared to last year to $285.05 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 14.66 percent compared to last year to $190.93 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 2.29 percent compared to last year to $93.5 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 15.31 percent compared to last year to $36.55 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 1.22 percent compared to last year to $35.73 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 $37.86 million, 12.83 percent, (36.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $4.57 million, 3.46 percent, (13.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $8.52 million, 7.61 percent, (13.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $14.68 million, 19.62 percent, (9.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $5.77 million, 10.2 percent, (6.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.28 percent of all these Pasta, couscous, prepared or not imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $732.61 million of the $924.05 million total.

All totaled, 69.45 percent of all these Pasta, couscous, prepared or not imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $641.77 million of the $924.05 million total