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

Imports: Printed or illustrated postcards, greeting cards

Printed or illustrated postcards, greeting cards, the No. 509 import by value totaled $37.11 million for the month of December, $442.33 million through December of 2018, and $454.82 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
1China$409.03 M
2Vietnam$9.71 M
3Canada$6 M
4United Kingdom$5.42 M
5Italy$1.67 M
6Hong Kong$1.29 M
7Switzerland$1.04 M
8Indonesia$1.02 M
9Singapore$858,040
10India$799,397
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $442.33 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $258,466,010
2Port of Long Beach $75,460,516
3Port of Newark $24,470,812
4Port of Seattle, Wash. $12,609,098
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $10,187,041
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $6,952,373
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,328,895
8Port of Virginia $4,980,057
9Port of New Orleans $4,965,978
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $4,185,417

U.S. imports of Printed or illustrated postcards, greeting cards decreased 2.75 percent through December to $442.33 million

U.S. imports of Printed or illustrated postcards, greeting cards decreased 2.75 percent from $454.82 million to $442.33 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 509 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 488 for the last full year with a total value of $454.82 million, a $35.98 million, 8.59 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $409,029,973
2Vietnam $9,709,546
3Canada $5,998,077
4United Kingdom $5,415,459
5Italy $1,671,849
6Hong Kong $1,290,902
7Switzerland $1,038,964
8Indonesia $1,019,523
9Singapore $858,040
10India $799,397

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1St. Louis $47,312,946
2Los Angeles $38,510,819
3New York City $4,992,204
4Chicago $3,791,615
5Cleveland $2,836,346
6Seattle $2,530,612
7New Orleans $2,378,091
8Dallas $1,734,446
9Atlanta/Savannah $1,644,698
10San Francisco $1,194,147

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 8.45 percent compared to last year to $258.47 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 58.29 percent compared to last year to $75.46 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 0.22 percent compared to last year to $24.47 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 14.43 percent compared to last year to $12.61 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 49.85 percent compared to last year to $10.19 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 China decreased $17.25 million, 4.05 percent, (92.47 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam increased $5.92 million, 155.99 percent, (2.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $493,441, 8.96 percent, (1.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $1.27 million, 30.73 percent, (1.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy decreased $423,703, 20.22 percent, (0.38 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.62 percent of all these Printed or illustrated postcards, greeting cards imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $431.82 million of the $442.33 million total.

All totaled, 86.18 percent of all these Printed or illustrated postcards, greeting cards imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $381.19 million of the $442.33 million total