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

Imports: Raw tobacco

Raw tobacco, the No. 456 import by value totaled $107.09 million for the month of October, $499.7 million through October of 2018, and $650.4 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
1Brazil$185.74 M
2Turkey$104.32 M
3Canada$32.59 M
4Bulgaria$19.52 M
5Argentina$18.43 M
6Malawi$16.8 M
7Guatemala$14.26 M
8Macedonia (Skopje)$14.19 M
9Greece$12.3 M
10Dominican Republic$12.17 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $499.7 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $422,261,878
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $31,302,723
3Port of Charleston $8,460,083
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $8,249,969
5Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $6,948,954
6Port of Newark $4,288,362
7Port of Wilmington, N.C. $2,800,263
8Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $2,226,223
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,946,154
10Port Everglades, Fla. $1,890,824

U.S. imports of Raw tobacco increased 0.42 percent through October to $499.7 million

U.S. imports of Raw tobacco increased 0.42 percent from $497.59 million to $499.7 million through the first 10 months of 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 456 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 437 for the last full year with a total value of $650.4 million, a $132.23 million, 16.90 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Bulgaria and No. 5 Argentina. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $185,737,926
2Turkey $104,317,132
3Canada $32,591,823
4Bulgaria $19,519,182
5Argentina $18,429,726
6Malawi $16,802,064
7Guatemala $14,259,595
8Macedonia (Skopje) $14,191,741
9Greece $12,295,872
10Dominican Republic $12,167,725

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk $90,832,172
2Charleston $3,836,730
3Philadelphia $1,708,560
4San Juan $1,492,453
5Baltimore $1,488,886
6Jacksonville/Tampa $707,299
7Miami $682,259
8Detroit $514,902
9Cleveland $501,270
10New York City $351,482

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia rose 6.26 percent compared to last year to $422.26 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 9.65 percent compared to last year to $31.3 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 54.34 percent compared to last year to $8.46 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 49.54 percent compared to last year to $8.25 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico fell 39.77 percent compared to last year to $6.95 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 increased $4.8 million, 2.65 percent, (37.17 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Turkey increased $6.7 million, 6.86 percent, (20.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $5.21 million, 13.78 percent, (6.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Bulgaria increased $5.99 million, 44.25 percent, (3.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Argentina increased $4.1 million, 28.65 percent, (3.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.16 percent of all these Raw tobacco imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $360.6 million of the $499.7 million total.

All totaled, 95.5 percent of all these Raw tobacco imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $477.22 million of the $499.7 million total