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

Imports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 94 import by value totaled $440.64 million for the month of December, $5.27 billion through December of 2018, and $2.3 billion 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
1Singapore$2.61 B
2Canada$804.31 M
3China$258.1 M
4Thailand$173.46 M
5Germany$131.06 M
6The Netherlands$106.25 M
7Denmark$96.99 M
8United Kingdom$95.34 M
9Mexico$94.2 M
10Italy$88.6 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.27 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,633,943,202
2Port of Newark $331,345,626
3Port of Los Angeles $309,078,460
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $201,836,314
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $197,316,254
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $190,971,776
7Port of Chester, Penn. $136,492,408
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $132,661,804
9Port of Virginia $130,822,444
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $82,083,387

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 129.26 percent through December to $5.27 billion

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 129.26 percent from $2.3 billion to $5.27 billion 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 94 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 172 for the last full year with a total value of $2.3 billion, a $135.66 million, 6.28 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December 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 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Denmark. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Singapore $2,608,314,186
2Canada $804,311,200
3China $258,098,074
4Thailand $173,460,210
5Germany $131,062,928
6The Netherlands $106,251,227
7Denmark $96,994,866
8United Kingdom $95,336,869
9Mexico $94,199,738
10Italy $88,598,785

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $431,758,689
2New York City $89,496,703
3Los Angeles $80,669,768
4Detroit $65,296,047
5Seattle $55,856,232
6Chicago $55,719,093
7Buffalo $49,083,409
8Philadelphia $46,315,640
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $22,572,394
10San Francisco $19,261,597

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 6266.51 percent compared to last year to $2.63 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 22.04 percent compared to last year to $331.35 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 11.62 percent compared to last year to $309.08 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 3.39 percent compared to last year to $201.84 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 5.75 percent compared to last year to $197.32 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 $2.6 billion, 63836 percent, (49.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $74.76 million, 10.25 percent, (15.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $80.43 million, 45.27 percent, (4.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $7.56 million, 4.56 percent, (3.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $17.2 million, 15.1 percent, (2.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.49 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3.98 billion of the $5.27 billion total.

All totaled, 69.76 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $3.67 billion of the $5.27 billion total