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

Imports: Tea

Tea, the No. 509 import by value totaled $33.35 million for the month of February, $72.38 million through February 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$13.23 M
2Japan$9.92 M
3India$8.65 M
4Argentina$8.1 M
5Sri Lanka$6.01 M
6Canada$5.44 M
7Taiwan$2.52 M
8Indonesia$2.44 M
9Malawi$2.19 M
10United Kingdom$1.96 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $72.38 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $13,411,245
2Port of Los Angeles $11,305,488
3Port of Virginia $9,948,027
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,918,615
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $5,030,102
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,835,489
7Port of Charleston $2,935,171
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $2,869,021
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $1,908,490
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,877,808

U.S. imports of Tea decreased 3.16 percent through February to $72.38 million

U.S. imports of Tea decreased 3.16 percent from $74.74 million to $72.38 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 509 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 492 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 India, No. 4 Argentina 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 Seattle, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Argentina 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $13,228,157
2Japan $9,921,673
3India $8,645,487
4Argentina $8,096,240
5Sri Lanka $6,009,347
6Canada $5,440,157
7Taiwan $2,515,880
8Indonesia $2,439,936
9Malawi $2,185,063
10United Kingdom $1,960,187

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 13.88 percent compared to last year to $13.41 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 6.87 percent compared to last year to $11.31 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 6.17 percent compared to last year to $9.95 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 6.27 percent compared to last year to $6.92 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 114.4 percent compared to last year to $5.03 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 $2.84 million, 17.67 percent, (18.28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $654,254, 7.06 percent, (13.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India decreased $1.68 million, 16.29 percent, (11.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Argentina increased $187,245, 2.37 percent, (11.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Sri Lanka increased $64,004, 1.08 percent, (8.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.42 percent of all these Tea imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $45.9 million of the $72.38 million total.

All totaled, 64.4 percent of all these Tea imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $46.61 million of the $72.38 million total