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

Imports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 72 import by value totaled $552.8 million for the month of July, $3.8 billion through July 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$2.13 B
2Canada$521.13 M
3China$144.59 M
4Thailand$106.83 M
5Germany$82.37 M
6The Netherlands$77.6 M
7Mexico$67.53 M
8Denmark$54.57 M
9United Kingdom$53.75 M
10Taiwan$48.82 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.8 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,164,647,268
2Port of Newark $209,717,250
3Port of Los Angeles $186,991,384
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $158,934,665
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $120,852,786
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $108,584,923
7Port of Virginia $90,165,401
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $84,274,256
9Port of Chester, Penn. $62,922,201
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $52,332,593

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 16.61 percent through July to $3.8 billion

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 16.61 percent from $3.26 billion to $3.8 billion through the first seven 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 72 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 85 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 July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Germany. 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 Germany. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Singapore $2,130,073,648
2Canada $521,128,766
3China $144,594,953
4Thailand $106,827,860
5Germany $82,368,207
6The Netherlands $77,602,584
7Mexico $67,529,425
8Denmark $54,570,943
9United Kingdom $53,753,112
10Taiwan $48,817,068

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 27.15 percent compared to last year to $2.16 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 8.06 percent compared to last year to $209.72 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 1.93 percent compared to last year to $186.99 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 39.66 percent compared to last year to $158.93 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 5.31 percent compared to last year to $120.85 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 $439.09 million, 25.97 percent, (56.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $43.21 million, 9.04 percent, (13.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $4.3 million, 2.89 percent, (3.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $11.36 million, 11.89 percent, (2.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $9.89 million, 13.64 percent, (2.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.49 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $2.98 billion of the $3.8 billion total.

All totaled, 74.71 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $2.84 billion of the $3.8 billion total