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

Imports: Rice

Rice, the No. 356 import by value totaled $65.91 million for the month of February, $148.87 million through February 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$97.88 M
2India$34.03 M
3Pakistan$4.55 M
4Canada$2.33 M
5Brazil$2.11 M
6Italy$1.95 M
7Vietnam$1.27 M
8Argentina$1.01 M
9China$721,687
10Japan$710,985
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $148.87 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $39,649,573
2Port of Newark $37,051,936
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $14,439,671
4Port of Philadelphia $7,768,822
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $7,207,199
6Port of Houston $6,913,327
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,527,172
8Port of Virginia $5,325,567
9Port Miami $4,768,645
10Port of Long Beach $4,081,103

U.S. imports of Rice increased 8.08 percent through February to $148.87 million

U.S. imports of Rice increased 8.08 percent from $137.75 million to $148.87 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 356 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 369 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Thailand, No. 2 India, No. 3 Pakistan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Brazil. 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 Philadelphia 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Thailand $97,883,991
2India $34,030,023
3Pakistan $4,547,510
4Canada $2,333,977
5Brazil $2,110,134
6Italy $1,950,903
7Vietnam $1,273,104
8Argentina $1,014,283
9China $721,687
10Japan $710,985

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 12.07 percent compared to last year to $39.65 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 22.66 percent compared to last year to $37.05 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 8.22 percent compared to last year to $14.44 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 10.89 percent compared to last year to $7.77 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 11.99 percent compared to last year to $7.21 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 $13.7 million, 16.27 percent, (65.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India decreased $179,441, 0.52 percent, (22.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Pakistan increased $176,554, 4.04 percent, (3.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $725,154, 45.07 percent, (1.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil decreased $944,700, 30.92 percent, (1.42 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.65 percent of all these Rice imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $140.91 million of the $148.87 million total.

All totaled, 71.28 percent of all these Rice imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $106.12 million of the $148.87 million total