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

Imports: Value added to a returned import

Value added to a returned import, the No. 5 import by value totaled $6.87 billion for the month of November, $69.28 billion through November of 2018, and $66.41 billion 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
1Canada$13.22 B
2Mexico$5.39 B
3Switzerland$5.15 B
4United Kingdom$4.62 B
5Ireland$4.23 B
6Germany$4.07 B
7France$3.68 B
8The Netherlands$3.33 B
9Singapore$2.73 B
10China$2.39 B
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January – November 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $69.28 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $8,850,212,469
2Chicago O’Hare International Airport $7,493,712,915
3Port of New Orleans $7,435,223,993
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,058,406,531
5Los Angeles International Airport $2,961,465,873
6Miami International Airport $2,900,559,613
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,545,575,223
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,480,826,549
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,787,476,850
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,601,283,949

U.S. imports of Value added to a returned import increased 13.68 percent through November to $69.28 billion

U.S. imports of Value added to a returned import increased 13.68 percent from $60.94 billion to $69.28 billion through the first 11 months of 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 5 through November 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 $66.41 billion, a $2.75 billion, 4.31 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through November of this year the leading 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 Los Angeles International Airport.

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

January – November 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $13,224,448,333
2Mexico $5,386,293,537
3Switzerland $5,152,745,106
4United Kingdom $4,620,376,796
5Ireland $4,227,493,819
6Germany $4,065,837,269
7France $3,676,445,676
8The Netherlands $3,329,794,246
9Singapore $2,729,874,763
10China $2,394,992,187

January – November 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $1,684,012,355
2New Orleans $1,186,568,744
3Chicago $954,748,694
4Detroit $797,479,555
5Cleveland $688,846,299
6Miami $538,547,368
7Los Angeles $480,577,899
8Philadelphia $376,250,500
9Laredo $340,962,457
10Seattle $310,446,757

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 1.81 percent compared to last year to $8.85 billion.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 57.15 percent compared to last year to $7.49 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 5.19 percent compared to last year to $7.44 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 23.33 percent compared to last year to $4.06 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 8.3 percent compared to last year to $2.96 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 $779.51 million, 6.26 percent, (19.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $173.63 million, 3.33 percent, (7.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Switzerland increased $1.24 billion, 31.64 percent, (7.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $220.26 million, 5.01 percent, (6.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ireland increased $1.61 billion, 61.32 percent, (6.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 47.07 percent of all these Value added to a returned import imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $32.61 billion of the $69.28 billion total.

All totaled, 44.46 percent of all these Value added to a returned import imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $30.8 billion of the $69.28 billion total