Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2023.

Imports: Recorded music

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U.S. imports of Recorded music totaled $123.61 million in March, a change of 73.15 percent from the same month one year ago. The change from one month ago was 37.30 percent. Among more than 1,260 commodity classifications, Recorded music ranked No. 316 in March. It had ranked No. 416 for the same month last year.

While Recorded music ranked No. 316 in March by value, it ranked No. 695 by tonnage. The top three U.S. markets by value for Recorded music imports in March were (1) China, (2) Japan, and (3) Taiwan. Among the nation's more than 450 airports, seaports and border crossings, the top three by value were (1) Passenger vehicles, (2) Oil, and (3) Cell phones, related equipment.

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