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

Imports: U.S. government imports

U.S. government imports, the No. 507 import by value totaled $45.03 million for the month of December, $453.07 million through December of 2018, and $372.19 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
1Germany$240.22 M
2Russia$57.42 M
3France$52.43 M
4Italy$40.33 M
5Canada$20.87 M
6Ukraine$19.25 M
7Sweden$4.74 M
8New Zealand$3.35 M
9Norway$3 M
10Bermuda$2.77 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $453.07 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portsmouth, N.H. $228,966,328
2Los Angeles International Airport $61,726,884
3Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $61,121,114
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $37,352,608
5Port of Wilmington, Dela. $21,407,658
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $10,336,915
7Port of New Orleans $7,366,163
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,688,037
9Port of Newark $3,891,669
10Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $2,162,532

U.S. imports of U.S. government imports increased 21.73 percent through December to $453.07 million

U.S. imports of U.S. government imports increased 21.73 percent from $372.19 million to $453.07 million in 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 507 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 531 for the last full year with a total value of $372.19 million, a $137.03 million, 58.27 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 France, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Portsmouth, N.H., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, Dela..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 France and No. 5 Denmark. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va., No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 4 Denver International Airport, Colo. and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $240,215,935
2Russia $57,416,795
3France $52,434,723
4Italy $40,330,650
5Canada $20,868,037
6Ukraine $19,253,375
7Sweden $4,736,144
8New Zealand $3,350,951
9Norway $2,998,253
10Bermuda $2,774,891

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Washington, D.C. $40,269,157
2Pembina, N.D. $4,228,610
3New Orleans $3,683,173
4Los Angeles $3,638,714
5Baltimore $1,743,942
6Buffalo $1,499,272
7Phoenix/Nogales $1,078,000
8New York City $890,520
9Cleveland $873,092
10Philadelphia $357,872

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Portsmouth, N.H. totaled $228.97 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 60.09 percent compared to last year to $61.73 million.
  • Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. fell 4.51 percent compared to last year to $61.12 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 128.2 percent compared to last year to $37.35 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 22.21 percent compared to last year to $21.41 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 Germany increased $91.63 million, 61.67 percent, (53.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Russia decreased $387,797, 0.67 percent, (12.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 France increased $8.67 million, 19.81 percent, (11.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy decreased $9.35 million, 18.81 percent, (8.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $6.41 million, 44.37 percent, (4.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.77 percent of all these U.S. government imports imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $411.27 million of the $453.07 million total.

All totaled, 90.62 percent of all these U.S. government imports imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $410.57 million of the $453.07 million total