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

Imports: Value added to a returned import

Value added to a returned import, the No. 5 import by value totaled $6.06 billion for the month of February, $12.32 billion through February 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$2.24 B
2Switzerland$1.17 B
3Mexico$883 M
4France$793.15 M
5Germany$788.13 M
6United Kingdom$781.5 M
7The Netherlands$732.33 M
8Ireland$621.3 M
9Singapore$522.56 M
10China$421.03 M
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U.S. imports of Value added to a returned import increased 16.07 percent through February to $12.32 billion

U.S. imports of Value added to a returned import increased 16.07 percent from $10.61 billion to $12.32 billion through the first two 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 February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 7 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 France and No. 5 Germany. 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 Miami 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 Switzerland, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,237,264,323
2Switzerland $1,168,051,398
3Mexico $882,996,005
4France $793,146,776
5Germany $788,126,287
6United Kingdom $781,497,230
7The Netherlands $732,332,306
8Ireland $621,303,016
9Singapore $522,561,673
10China $421,029,638

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 80.54 percent compared to last year to $1.82 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 9.82 percent compared to last year to $1.34 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 4.41 percent compared to last year to $1.19 billion.
  • Miami International Airport rose 34.95 percent compared to last year to $602.61 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 6.99 percent compared to last year to $586.02 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 Canada increased $326.85 million, 17.11 percent, (18.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland increased $127.4 million, 12.24 percent, (9.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $37.64 million, 4.45 percent, (7.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $226.9 million, 40.07 percent, (6.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $110.94 million, 16.38 percent, (6.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 47.65 percent of all these Value added to a returned import imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $5.87 billion of the $12.32 billion total.

All totaled, 44.97 percent of all these Value added to a returned import imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $5.54 billion of the $12.32 billion total