Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Raw tobacco

Raw tobacco, the No. 485 import by value totaled $25.77 million for the month of May, $178.5 million through May of 2020, and $564.73 million for all of 2019, 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
1Brazil$57.44 M
2Turkey$41.43 M
3Bulgaria$12.91 M
4Guatemala$12.37 M
5Philippines$6.56 M
6Argentina$6.08 M
7Macedonia (Skopje)$6.03 M
8Dominican Republic$5.7 M
9Indonesia$4.85 M
10Zimbabwe$4.56 M
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U.S. imports of Raw tobacco decreased 11.90 percent through May to $178.5 million

U.S. imports of Raw tobacco decreased 11.90 percent from $202.61 million to $178.5 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 485 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 497 for the last full year with a total value of $564.73 million, a $107.84 million, 16.03 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 Bulgaria, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Miami Int’l Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Malawi, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Bulgaria and No. 5 Greece. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 14.74 percent compared to last year to $153.52 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 19.43 percent compared to last year to $7.62 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 57.38 percent compared to last year to $4.57 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 16.84 percent compared to last year to $4.44 million.
  • Miami Int’l Airport rose 83.83 percent compared to last year to $1.55 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 Brazil decreased $29.88 million, 34.22 percent, (32.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Turkey increased $24.33 million, 142.26 percent, (23.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Bulgaria decreased $1.52 million, 10.53 percent, (7.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Guatemala increased $6.52 million, 111.45 percent, (6.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Philippines increased $1.54 million, 30.65 percent, (3.68 percent market share).

All totaled, 73.23 percent of all these Raw tobacco imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $130.71 million of the $178.5 million total.

All totaled, 96.2 percent of all these Raw tobacco imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $171.71 million of the $178.5 million total