Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2020.

Imports: Rafts, buoys, other misc. floating structures

Rafts, buoys, other misc. floating structures, the No. 728 import by value totaled $12.57 million for the month of March, $38.77 million through March of 2020, and $138.46 million for all of 2019, 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
1Mexico$16.24 M
2United Kingdom$8.4 M
3Denmark$2.59 M
4Thailand$2.21 M
5China$2.08 M
6Canada$1.58 M
7France$999,019
8Myanmar (Burma)$869,967
9Ireland$736,762
10Italy$680,812
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $38.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $13,137,920
2Port of Houston $6,638,923
3empty $2,226,020
4Port of Los Angeles $1,761,662
5Port Miami $1,542,270
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $1,465,078
7Port Everglades, Fla. $1,360,532
8Miami Int’l Airport $1,143,400
9Port of New Orleans $887,567
10Port of Port Canaveral, Fla. $880,700

U.S. imports of Rafts, buoys, other misc. floating structures increased 30.49 percent through March to $38.77 million

U.S. imports of Rafts, buoys, other misc. floating structures increased 30.49 percent from $29.71 million to $38.77 million through the first three months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 728 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 792 for the last full year with a total value of $138.46 million, a $5.98 million, 4.14 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Denmark, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 empty, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 China and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Eastport, Maine, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $16,242,752
2United Kingdom $8,396,240
3Denmark $2,588,721
4Thailand $2,206,881
5China $2,084,864
6Canada $1,577,322
7France $999,019
8Myanmar (Burma) $869,967
9Ireland $736,762
10Italy $680,812

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1El Paso $5,054,840
2Houston $1,427,712
3Miami $859,622
4Atlanta/Savannah $545,591
5New Orleans $357,369
6Mobile $272,256
7New York City $208,056
8Wilmington $207,699
9Jacksonville/Tampa $206,738
10Seattle $181,722

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 8.21 percent compared to last year to $13.14 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 452.73 percent compared to last year to $6.64 million.
  • empty totaled $2.23 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 211.49 percent compared to last year to $1.76 million.
  • Port Miami fell 20.59 percent compared to last year to $1.54 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 Mexico increased $942,449, 6.16 percent, (41.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $5.92 million, 238.64 percent, (21.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Denmark increased $1.08 million, 71.4 percent, (6.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $26,643, 1.19 percent, (5.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $61,297, 2.86 percent, (5.38 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.31 percent of all these Rafts, buoys, other misc. floating structures imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $31.52 million of the $38.77 million total.

All totaled, 65.28 percent of all these Rafts, buoys, other misc. floating structures imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $25.31 million of the $38.77 million total