Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Natural waters

Natural waters, the No. 426 import by value totaled $53.27 million for the month of December, $652.03 million through December of 2019, and $593.58 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

RankCountry2019
1Italy$227.09 M
2France$159.3 M
3Fiji$115 M
4Mexico$68.96 M
5Iceland$18.78 M
6Canada$16.35 M
7Norway$12.04 M
8Germany$9.13 M
9New Zealand$6.81 M
10Poland$2.36 M

Top Gateways

RankPort2019
1Port of Newark$142.84 M
2Port of Los Angeles$114.26 M
3Port Miami$61.36 M
4Port Laredo$60.57 M
5Port of Houston$43.82 M
6Port of Philadelphia$42.28 M
7Port of Virginia$37.54 M
8Port of Oakland, Calif.$27.83 M
9Port of Savannah, Ga.$19.85 M
10Port of Portland, Maine$18.78 M
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U.S. imports of Natural waters increased 9.85 percent through December 2019 to $652.03 million

U.S. imports of Natural waters increased 9.85 percent from $593.58 million to $652.03 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 426 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 457 for the last full year with a total value of $593.58 million, a $56.11 million, 10.44 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 France, No. 3 Fiji, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Iceland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 France, No. 3 Fiji, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Norway. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 14.89 percent to $142.84 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.63 percent to $114.26 million.
  • Port Miami rose 54.16 percent to $61.36 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 27.12 percent to $60.57 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 26.34 percent to $43.82 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 Italy increased $23.15 million, 11.35 percent, (34.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $11.33 million, 7.66 percent, (24.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Fiji increased $4.8 million, 4.36 percent, (17.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $13.49 million, 24.31 percent, (10.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Iceland increased $4.75 million, 33.89 percent, (2.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.35 percent of all these Natural waters imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $589.12 million of the $652.03 million total.

All totaled, 64.85 percent of all these Natural waters imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $422.85 million of the $652.03 million total.