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

Imports: Tea

Tea, the No. 498 import by value totaled $40.78 million for the month of October, $384.95 million through October of 2018, and $467.2 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
1China$74.34 M
2Argentina$55.21 M
3Japan$48.85 M
4India$40.02 M
5Sri Lanka$34.5 M
6Canada$27.01 M
7Malawi$13.12 M
8United Kingdom$12.16 M
9Germany$11.66 M
10Taiwan$11.44 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $384.95 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $77,775,166
2Port of Los Angeles $57,825,949
3Port of Virginia $51,753,035
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $38,425,292
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $19,300,738
6Port of Charleston $18,511,648
7Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $17,381,037
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $13,908,013
9Port of Houston $10,785,557
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $10,368,176

U.S. imports of Tea decreased 0.12 percent through October to $384.95 million

U.S. imports of Tea decreased 0.12 percent from $385.42 million to $384.95 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 498 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 482 for the last full year with a total value of $467.2 million, a $4.43 million, 0.96 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 India, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $74,337,450
2Argentina $55,208,976
3Japan $48,848,453
4India $40,015,826
5Sri Lanka $34,498,968
6Canada $27,005,947
7Malawi $13,119,465
8United Kingdom $12,160,033
9Germany $11,661,389
10Taiwan $11,442,654

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $16,336,086
2Los Angeles $11,016,933
3Seattle $8,675,062
4Norfolk $8,493,089
5Atlanta/Savannah $7,566,601
6Chicago $5,331,670
7San Francisco $4,332,367
8Charleston $2,617,737
9New Orleans $1,944,094
10Houston $1,440,999

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 Newark fell 2.09 percent compared to last year to $77.78 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 1.9 percent compared to last year to $57.83 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 19.08 percent compared to last year to $51.75 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 0.19 percent compared to last year to $38.43 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 21.58 percent compared to last year to $19.3 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 increased $3.37 million, 4.75 percent, (19.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Argentina decreased $8.57 million, 13.44 percent, (14.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $6.41 million, 15.11 percent, (12.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $5.45 million, 11.99 percent, (10.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Sri Lanka increased $3.87 million, 12.62 percent, (8.96 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.7 percent of all these Tea imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $252.91 million of the $384.95 million total.

All totaled, 63.67 percent of all these Tea imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $245.08 million of the $384.95 million total