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

Imports: Raw tobacco

Raw tobacco, the No. 500 import by value totaled $36.25 million for the month of February, $75.98 million through February 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$23.35 M
2Turkey$11.97 M
3Malawi$11.76 M
4Guatemala$5.74 M
5Macedonia (Skopje)$4.65 M
6India$2.43 M
7Thailand$2.23 M
8Dominican Republic$2.19 M
9Philippines$1.99 M
10Argentina$1.75 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $75.98 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $68,623,559
2Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,715,441
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,298,627
4Port of Charleston $1,103,773
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $525,995
6Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $456,628
7Port Everglades, Fla. $427,201
8Port of Newark $383,867
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $352,135
10Port Miami $351,950

U.S. imports of Raw tobacco decreased 25.95 percent through February to $75.98 million

U.S. imports of Raw tobacco decreased 25.95 percent from $102.61 million to $75.98 million through the first two 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 500 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 434 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 Malawi, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 Macedonia (Skopje). The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 Bulgaria, No. 4 Macedonia (Skopje) and No. 5 Philippines. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $23,347,643
2Turkey $11,965,469
3Malawi $11,763,848
4Guatemala $5,736,870
5Macedonia (Skopje) $4,649,849
6India $2,428,225
7Thailand $2,233,661
8Dominican Republic $2,191,027
9Philippines $1,990,668
10Argentina $1,753,326

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 24.75 percent compared to last year to $68.62 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 16.06 percent compared to last year to $1.72 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 152.21 percent compared to last year to $1.3 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 71.23 percent compared to last year to $1.1 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 59.26 percent compared to last year to $525,995.

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 $11.26 million, 32.53 percent, (30.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Turkey decreased $8.42 million, 41.32 percent, (15.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Malawi increased $8.25 million, 234.59 percent, (15.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Guatemala increased $5.59 million, 3709.34 percent, (7.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Macedonia (Skopje) decreased $3.2 million, 40.73 percent, (6.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.63 percent of all these Raw tobacco imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $57.46 million of the $75.98 million total.

All totaled, 96.42 percent of all these Raw tobacco imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $73.27 million of the $75.98 million total