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

Imports: Tea

Tea, the No. 504 import by value totaled $39.75 million for the month of August, $310.07 million through August of 2019, and $467.57 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
1China$51.34 M
2Japan$40.96 M
3Argentina$39.54 M
4Sri Lanka$30.58 M
5India$30.45 M
6Canada$21.59 M
7Malawi$12.4 M
8Poland$11.71 M
9Taiwan$11.39 M
10Germany$8.84 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $310.07 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $56,822,393
2Port of Los Angeles $49,030,874
3Port of Virginia $48,347,205
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $29,349,534
5Port of Charleston $16,737,168
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $16,213,338
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $14,458,737
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $13,313,379
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $8,303,265
10Port of Houston $7,359,693

U.S. imports of Tea increased 0.54 percent through August to $310.07 million

U.S. imports of Tea increased 0.54 percent from $308.41 million to $310.07 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 504 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 490 for the last full year with a total value of $467.57 million, a $374,011, 0.08 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 Sri Lanka and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 India and No. 5 Sri Lanka. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $51,343,376
2Japan $40,964,822
3Argentina $39,535,344
4Sri Lanka $30,576,420
5India $30,447,662
6Canada $21,594,655
7Malawi $12,404,617
8Poland $11,713,936
9Taiwan $11,389,978
10Germany $8,842,784

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $33,307,170
2Los Angeles $24,983,285
3Norfolk $18,400,783
4Seattle $16,131,801
5Atlanta/Savannah $14,880,935
6Chicago $10,473,434
7San Francisco $9,629,402
8Charleston $6,067,372
9New Orleans $4,230,983
10Buffalo $3,711,913

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 Newark fell 5.15 percent compared to last year to $56.82 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 5.58 percent compared to last year to $49.03 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 13.57 percent compared to last year to $48.35 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 1.23 percent compared to last year to $29.35 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 9.44 percent compared to last year to $16.74 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 China decreased $8.26 million, 13.86 percent, (16.56 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $1.72 million, 4.37 percent, (13.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Argentina decreased $5.57 million, 12.36 percent, (12.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Sri Lanka increased $3.85 million, 14.42 percent, (9.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $255,902, 0.85 percent, (9.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.2 percent of all these Tea imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $192.87 million of the $310.07 million total.

All totaled, 64.59 percent of all these Tea imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $200.29 million of the $310.07 million total