Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa

Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa, the No. 185 export by value totaled $86.23 million for the month of May, $534.76 million through May of 2020, and $1.66 billion for all of 2019, 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$230.34 M
2Mexico$72.96 M
3South Korea$22.53 M
4United Kingdom$14.9 M
5Philippines$13.6 M
6Australia$13.04 M
7Japan$12.58 M
8Taiwan$10.1 M
9Indonesia$8 M
10The Netherlands$7.7 M
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U.S. exports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa decreased 16.48 percent through May to $534.76 million

U.S. exports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa decreased 16.48 percent from $640.3 million to $534.76 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 185 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 176 for the last full year with a total value of $1.66 billion, a $12.53 million, 0.75 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 18.43 percent compared to last year to $69.25 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 8.25 percent compared to last year to $67.29 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 15.08 percent compared to last year to $65.16 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 38.71 percent compared to last year to $36.76 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 1.69 percent compared to last year to $28.38 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 from No. 1 Canada decreased $8.07 million, 1.28 percent, (116.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $5.19 million, 2.43 percent, (40.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 South Korea increased $8.34 million, 13.24 percent, (13.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Philippines decreased $4.3 million, 8.71 percent, (8.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $1.66 million, 3.63 percent, (8.23 percent market share).

All totaled, 60.59 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1 billion of the $1.66 billion total.

All totaled, 49.9 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $266.85 million of the $534.76 million total