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U.S. Port Data

6-Digit HS Port Data is Available on USA Trade® Online!

For more detail on what is available through USA Trade Online, visit the USA Trade Online section of the product catologue.

You can request customized U.S. import and export trade reports for approximately 400 U.S. ports coast-to-coast, 240 trading partners, and up to 3,000 commodities or product codes. These data let you know what goods are being traded, where they enter or leave the country, and how they are transported.

Here's just a sample of what you can order!

  • Value and shipping weight of vessel cargo exported and imported through the Port of New York.
  • The top 10 countries importing through the port of New Orleans.
  • Value of total imports from Japan through the port of Los Angeles.
  • Air value of exports by type of commodity through the Miami International Airport.
  • The top 100 commodities exported or imported through any port.

This data series provides information on value, method of transportation (air and vessel), and the shipping weight of cargo at each port with each of our 240 trading partners. It covers some 3,000 five-digit Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) or 6-digit Harmonized System (HS) commodity or product codes. Information is available beginning with 1994 through the most recently released month, HS commodity detail is available beginning with 2003 data. Port statistics can be obtained on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

How are port data useful?

  • Port data are used by many state and regional economic development agenices to expand port commerce.
  • Port data reveals how a specific product or commodity is transported.
  • Port data are used by the transportation industry in the design of future facilities and equipment.

Fees for port statistics vary, depending on the complexity and detail of the request.

Ordering Information
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To request a cost estimate for port data, call 301-763-2311 or e-mail the FTD Data Dissemination Branch. To facilitate your request, have the following information available:

  • The type of data you are ordering
    • Imports
    • Exports
    • Both
  • Frequency of the data
    • Annual
    • Quarterly
    • Monthly
    • Year-to-date
  • Port codes requested
    • All ports
    • Specific ports
    • All the ports within a given District
  • Commodity codes requested
    • All SITC codes at the 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-digit level
    • Specific SITC codes
    • All HS codes at the 2-, 4-, or 6-digit level
    • Specific HS codes
    • No commodity detail
  • Country detail requested
    • All countries
    • Specific countries
    • No country detail


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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 27 June 2003
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:23:51 AM