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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Exports: Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried

Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried, the No. 402 export by value totaled $33.22 million for the month of December, $444.38 million through December of 2018, and $444.96 million for all of 2017, 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$431.92 M
2Bermuda$6.68 M
3Bahamas$2.54 M
4Turks and Caicos Islands$1.09 M
5Cayman Islands$840,753
6British Virgin Islands$189,726
7Colombia$131,821
8Ecuador$108,145
9Costa Rica$103,501
10Saint Maarten$72,672
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $444.38 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $123,482,904
2Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $97,352,041
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $66,502,128
4Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $38,426,107
5Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $34,325,825
6Port of Eastport, Idaho $16,030,518
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $15,410,183
8Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $12,938,053
9Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $12,652,115
10Port of New York $6,701,638

U.S. exports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried decreased 0.13 percent through December to $444.38 million

U.S. exports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried decreased 0.13 percent from $444.96 million to $444.38 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 402 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 401 for the last full year with a total value of $444.96 million, a $13.72 million, 3.18 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $431,917,677
2Bermuda $6,681,224
3Bahamas $2,538,871
4Turks and Caicos Islands $1,085,331
5Cayman Islands $840,753
6British Virgin Islands $189,726
7Colombia $131,821
8Ecuador $108,145
9Costa Rica $103,501
10SINT MAARTEN $72,672

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1OGDENSBURG, NY $60,965,176
2BUFFALO, NY $57,562,742
3SEATTLE, WA $33,167,892
4GREAT FALLS, MT $26,909,272
5PEMBINA, ND $8,045,090
6LOW VALUE $7,023,298
7PORTLAND, ME $6,517,424
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $2,955,946
9MIAMI, FL $2,433,472
10DETROIT, MI $1,191,682

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 7.74 percent compared to last year to $123.48 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 2.19 percent compared to last year to $97.35 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 1.87 percent compared to last year to $66.5 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 22.54 percent compared to last year to $38.43 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 44.64 percent compared to last year to $34.33 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 decreased $586,356, 0.14 percent, (97.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Bermuda decreased $204,160, 2.97 percent, (1.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Bahamas increased $35,530, 1.42 percent, (0.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Turks and Caicos Islands increased $84,885, 8.48 percent, (0.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Cayman Islands increased $106,153, 14.45 percent, (0.19 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.7 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $443.06 million of the $444.38 million total.

All totaled, 81.03 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $360.09 million of the $444.38 million total