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

Imports: Value added to a returned import

Value added to a returned import, the No. 5 import by value totaled $9.01 billion for the month of October, $71.5 billion through October of 2019, and $75.34 billion 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
1Canada$13.58 B
2Switzerland$5.61 B
3The Netherlands$5.5 B
4Mexico$4.95 B
5United Kingdom$4.7 B
6Germany$4.6 B
7Ireland$4.23 B
8France$3.74 B
9Singapore$2.7 B
10Japan$2.53 B
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January – October 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $71.5 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $10,326,843,351
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $8,485,199,486
3Port of New Orleans $6,099,838,738
4Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $4,085,491,701
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,520,309,408
6Miami International Airport $3,028,698,361
7Los Angeles International Airport $2,996,736,820
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,674,369,483
9Port of Newark $1,673,328,956
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,655,596,224

U.S. imports of Value added to a returned import increased 14.57 percent through October to $71.5 billion

U.S. imports of Value added to a returned import increased 14.57 percent from $62.4 billion to $71.5 billion through the first 10 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 5 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 5 for the last full year with a total value of $75.34 billion, a $8.93 billion, 13.45 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Ireland. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

January – October 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $13,579,222,643
2Switzerland $5,609,160,311
3The Netherlands $5,497,887,197
4Mexico $4,948,597,941
5United Kingdom $4,704,783,496
6Germany $4,600,148,794
7Ireland $4,234,384,065
8France $3,741,680,750
9Singapore $2,698,750,199
10Japan $2,529,731,696

January – October 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $3,066,921,673
2Chicago $2,617,499,770
3New Orleans $2,446,891,587
4Detroit $1,735,488,957
5Cleveland $1,550,991,737
6Miami $1,255,639,989
7Los Angeles $1,228,918,674
8Seattle $761,754,304
9Laredo $730,926,561
10Atlanta/Savannah $729,479,470

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:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 58.92 percent compared to last year to $10.33 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 5.24 percent compared to last year to $8.49 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 9.17 percent compared to last year to $6.1 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 81.79 percent compared to last year to $4.09 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 5.68 percent compared to last year to $3.52 billion.

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 Canada increased $1.59 billion, 13.3 percent, (18.99 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $837.89 million, 17.56 percent, (7.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands increased $2.94 billion, 115.12 percent, (7.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $38.25 million, 0.78 percent, (6.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $562.26 million, 13.57 percent, (6.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 48.03 percent of all these Value added to a returned import imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $34.34 billion of the $71.5 billion total.

All totaled, 45.48 percent of all these Value added to a returned import imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $32.52 billion of the $71.5 billion total

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