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

Imports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 76 import by value totaled $717.32 million for the month of March, $1.51 billion through March of 2019, and $5.27 billion 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
1Singapore$837.91 M
2Canada$215.27 M
3China$56.52 M
4Thailand$43.63 M
5The Netherlands$31.42 M
6Germany$31.25 M
7Mexico$23.96 M
8United Kingdom$21.98 M
9Italy$19.73 M
10Denmark$18.8 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.51 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $851,787,386
2Port of Newark $81,405,782
3Port of Los Angeles $73,962,598
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $65,325,816
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $51,165,927
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $47,772,642
7Port of Virginia $34,450,687
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $31,576,854
9Port of Chester, Penn. $26,721,734
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $19,985,681

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 24.65 percent through March to $1.51 billion

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 24.65 percent from $1.21 billion to $1.51 billion through the first three 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 76 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 98 for the last full year with a total value of $5.27 billion, a $2.97 billion, 129.26 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Singapore $837,911,194
2Canada $215,267,554
3China $56,524,731
4Thailand $43,626,463
5The Netherlands $31,424,816
6Germany $31,245,853
7Mexico $23,960,046
8United Kingdom $21,980,344
9Italy $19,733,569
10Denmark $18,796,247

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $601,214,014
2New York City $118,867,985
3Los Angeles $108,511,745
4Detroit $87,587,495
5Seattle $75,821,445
6Chicago $75,030,929
7Buffalo $66,835,753
8Philadelphia $62,254,176
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $30,076,883
10San Francisco $25,639,810

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 47.44 percent compared to last year to $851.79 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 15.17 percent compared to last year to $81.41 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 2.88 percent compared to last year to $73.96 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 40.02 percent compared to last year to $65.33 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 6.41 percent compared to last year to $51.17 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 Singapore increased $266.95 million, 46.75 percent, (55.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $14.79 million, 7.38 percent, (14.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $4.57 million, 7.49 percent, (3.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $4.04 million, 10.2 percent, (2.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $10.22 million, 48.16 percent, (2.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.67 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $1.18 billion of the $1.51 billion total.

All totaled, 74.61 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $1.12 billion of the $1.51 billion total