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

Imports: Raw tobacco

Raw tobacco, the No. 497 import by value totaled $43.65 million for the month of August, $319.13 million through August of 2019, and $672.57 million 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
1Brazil$149.58 M
2Turkey$32.04 M
3Malawi$27.8 M
4Bulgaria$14.95 M
5Guatemala$11.75 M
6Indonesia$9.58 M
7Dominican Republic$9.5 M
8Greece$8.98 M
9India$7.92 M
10Macedonia (Skopje)$7.54 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $319.13 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $278,010,045
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $9,311,599
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,621,132
4Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $5,870,331
5Port of Charleston $4,897,327
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,965,703
7Port Miami $2,089,381
8Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $1,891,718
9Miami International Airport $1,526,790
10Port Everglades, Fla. $1,428,004

U.S. imports of Raw tobacco decreased 6.29 percent through August to $319.13 million

U.S. imports of Raw tobacco decreased 6.29 percent from $340.55 million to $319.13 million through the first eight 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 497 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 478 for the last full year with a total value of $672.57 million, a $22.17 million, 3.41 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 Malawi, No. 4 Bulgaria and No. 5 Guatemala. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

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

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $149,575,268
2Turkey $32,043,539
3Malawi $27,802,841
4Bulgaria $14,953,753
5Guatemala $11,748,821
6Indonesia $9,577,192
7Dominican Republic $9,499,978
8Greece $8,983,756
9India $7,917,957
10Macedonia (Skopje) $7,542,542

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk $208,656,039
2Wilmington $24,332,462
3Buffalo $17,420,074
4San Juan $4,815,242
5Charleston $4,746,029
6Detroit $3,752,465
7Philadelphia $3,292,731
8Baltimore $3,205,308
9Jacksonville/Tampa $2,131,218
10Miami $930,165

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 8.7 percent compared to last year to $278.01 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 39.38 percent compared to last year to $9.31 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 293.48 percent compared to last year to $6.62 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 4.39 percent compared to last year to $5.87 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 18.83 percent compared to last year to $4.9 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 $2.47 million, 1.62 percent, (46.87 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Turkey decreased $36.22 million, 53.06 percent, (10.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Malawi increased $13.92 million, 100.25 percent, (8.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Bulgaria decreased $2.51 million, 14.35 percent, (4.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Guatemala increased $9.96 million, 555.73 percent, (3.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.99 percent of all these Raw tobacco imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $236.12 million of the $319.13 million total.

All totaled, 95.48 percent of all these Raw tobacco imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $304.71 million of the $319.13 million total