Recently, according to the electronic cigarette international trade data released by the United States International Trade Commission, the proportion of electronic cigarette imports in the country’s states and the proportion of imported electronic cigarettes in the top five ports is calculated.
According to statistics, in 2022, the United States will import about 400 million electronic cigarettes, and 99% of imported electronic cigarette products come from China. Among them, Chicago, Illinois, is the most important distribution port of electronic cigarettes in the United States, more than 50% of electronic cigarettes enter the United States from Chicago, radiating the entire Great Lakes region, supplying the eastern and central United States market.
The Los Angeles port of the west coast of California is the second largest e-cigarette distribution port in the United States, and more than 30% of e-cigarettes enter the U.S. market through Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles port has become the core import port of e-cigarettes in the western United States.
The other two ports with more than 10 million annual imports are New York, New York, and Savannah, Georgia. The annual import scale of the three major ports of Miami, Florida, Norfolk, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington is in the millions.
Since February this year, the proportion of e-cigarettes imported at the Los Angeles port has begun to decline, accounting for only 5% to 12% of US imports. San Francisco, another port in California, rose from less than 1% in January to 8.4% in May, temporarily becoming the third largest import port of electronic cigarettes in the United States.
Chicago, the No. 1 port, is also growing, peaking at 84 percent.