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

Exports: Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried

Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried, the No. 388 export by value totaled $40.24 million for the month of March, $114.2 million through March of 2019, and $444.38 million 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$110.61 M
2Bermuda$1.7 M
3Bahamas$700,912
4Turks and Caicos Islands$334,639
5Cayman Islands$194,420
6Peru$137,616
7Ecuador$107,919
8United Arab Emirates$90,422
9Mexico$85,654
10Aruba$35,548
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $114.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $32,961,572
2Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $26,098,639
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $14,498,238
4Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $11,511,670
5Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $7,128,599
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $4,120,517
7Port of Eastport, Idaho $4,118,140
8Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $3,613,553
9Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $3,191,883
10Port of New York $1,760,517

U.S. exports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried increased 3.40 percent through March to $114.2 million

U.S. exports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried increased 3.40 percent from $110.45 million to $114.2 million through the first three 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 388 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 400 for the last full year with a total value of $444.38 million, a $573,421, 0.13 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Bermuda, No. 3 Bahamas, No. 4 Turks and Caicos Islands and No. 5 Cayman Islands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Bermuda, No. 3 Bahamas, No. 4 Turks and Caicos Islands and No. 5 Cayman Islands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $110,613,748
2Bermuda $1,704,083
3Bahamas $700,912
4Turks and Caicos Islands $334,639
5Cayman Islands $194,420
6Peru $137,616
7Ecuador $107,919
8United Arab Emirates $90,422
9Mexico $85,654
10Aruba $35,548

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Ogdensburg, N.Y. $41,215,504
2Buffalo $39,158,457
3Seattle $21,979,913
4Great Falls, Mont. $18,294,714
5Pembina, N.D. $5,705,612
6Low Value Shipments $4,819,622
7Portland, Maine $4,351,781
8New York City $2,094,356
9Miami $1,620,254
10Detroit $684,523

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 8.57 percent compared to last year to $32.96 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 4.5 percent compared to last year to $26.1 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 12.89 percent compared to last year to $14.5 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 15.55 percent compared to last year to $11.51 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 13.73 percent compared to last year to $7.13 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. exports to No. 1 Canada increased $3.28 million, 3.06 percent, (96.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Bermuda increased $141,099, 9.03 percent, (1.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Bahamas increased $28,515, 4.24 percent, (0.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Turks and Caicos Islands increased $25,183, 8.14 percent, (0.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Cayman Islands decreased $30,719, 13.64 percent, (0.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.43 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $113.55 million of the $114.2 million total.

All totaled, 80.73 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $92.2 million of the $114.2 million total