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

Imports: Value added to a returned import

Value added to a returned import, the No. 5 import by value totaled $6.61 billion for the month of April, $25.83 billion through April 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$4.75 B
2Switzerland$1.95 B
3Mexico$1.88 B
4The Netherlands$1.81 B
5United Kingdom$1.64 B
6Germany$1.61 B
7France$1.48 B
8Ireland$1.41 B
9Singapore$1.07 B
10Japan$1 B
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U.S. imports of Value added to a returned import increased 12.36 percent through April to $25.83 billion

U.S. imports of Value added to a returned import increased 12.36 percent from $22.99 billion to $25.83 billion through the first four 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 April 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 April of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 The Netherlands 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 Switzerland, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 – April 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $4,753,920,950
2Switzerland $1,954,241,862
3Mexico $1,882,894,402
4The Netherlands $1,810,663,868
5United Kingdom $1,636,357,893
6Germany $1,612,733,868
7France $1,480,779,692
8Ireland $1,410,275,160
9Singapore $1,071,675,692
10Japan $1,001,078,352

January – April 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 four months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 46.52 percent compared to last year to $3.44 billion.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 2.89 percent compared to last year to $3.11 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 10.03 percent compared to last year to $2.4 billion.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 168.62 percent compared to last year to $1.4 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 1.57 percent compared to last year to $1.31 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 $524.14 million, 12.39 percent, (18.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Switzerland decreased $89.29 million, 4.37 percent, (7.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $121.99 million, 6.93 percent, (7.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $1.05 billion, 137.7 percent, (7.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $113.45 million, 7.45 percent, (6.34 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.61 percent of all these Value added to a returned import imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through April of this year. That is equal to $12.04 billion of the $25.83 billion total.

All totaled, 45.11 percent of all these Value added to a returned import imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through April of this year. That is equal to $11.65 billion of the $25.83 billion total