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

Imports: Rice

Rice, the No. 342 import by value totaled $84.26 million for the month of August, $657.24 million through August of 2019, and $896.28 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
1Thailand$417.05 M
2India$149.57 M
3Pakistan$26.68 M
4Italy$9.82 M
5China$9.76 M
6Canada$8.18 M
7Vietnam$6.77 M
8Spain$5.75 M
9Brazil$5.69 M
10Japan$3.37 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $657.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $155,296,982
2Port of Newark $150,558,340
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $63,364,459
4Port of Houston $37,631,367
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $34,076,176
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $30,654,231
7Port of Philadelphia $30,349,100
8Port of Long Beach $29,101,534
9Port Miami $22,944,761
10Port of Virginia $19,129,018

U.S. imports of Rice increased 10.17 percent through August to $657.24 million

U.S. imports of Rice increased 10.17 percent from $596.58 million to $657.24 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 342 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 373 for the last full year with a total value of $896.28 million, a $229.28 million, 34.37 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Thailand, No. 2 India, No. 3 Pakistan, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Thailand, No. 2 India, No. 3 Pakistan, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Thailand $417,045,344
2India $149,573,758
3Pakistan $26,684,674
4Italy $9,821,924
5China $9,760,882
6Canada $8,180,436
7Vietnam $6,768,145
8Spain $5,749,632
9Brazil $5,689,040
10Japan $3,374,694

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $67,452,480
2New York City $62,155,889
3San Francisco $38,199,033
4Houston $17,077,852
5Baltimore $15,060,508
6Philadelphia $14,420,693
7Miami $12,490,739
8Atlanta/Savannah $10,470,750
9Jacksonville/Tampa $10,356,632
10San Juan $8,516,888

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 Los Angeles fell 0.25 percent compared to last year to $155.3 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 12.14 percent compared to last year to $150.56 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 2.32 percent compared to last year to $63.36 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 16.91 percent compared to last year to $37.63 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 3.14 percent compared to last year to $34.08 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 Thailand increased $49.31 million, 13.41 percent, (63.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India increased $8.31 million, 5.88 percent, (22.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Pakistan increased $3.66 million, 15.89 percent, (4.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $249,513, 2.61 percent, (1.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $5.1 million, 109.6 percent, (1.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.25 percent of all these Rice imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $612.89 million of the $657.24 million total.

All totaled, 67.09 percent of all these Rice imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $440.93 million of the $657.24 million total