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

Exports: Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa

Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa, the No. 175 export by value totaled $147.92 million for the month of August, $1.06 billion through August of 2019, and $1.67 billion 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$393.32 M
2Mexico$136.31 M
3South Korea$38.05 M
4Vietnam$35.5 M
5United Kingdom$30.6 M
6Philippines$30.09 M
7Australia$27.22 M
8Japan$23.68 M
9China$22.74 M
10Saudi Arabia$20.12 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $141,930,083
2Port Laredo $122,895,454
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $105,431,621
4Port of Long Beach $100,962,013
5Port of Newark $97,514,262
6Port of Los Angeles $62,386,974
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $49,568,030
8Port of New York $46,889,185
9Port Miami $36,665,214
10Port Everglades, Fla. $29,754,674

U.S. exports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa increased 1.34 percent through August to $1.06 billion

U.S. exports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa increased 1.34 percent from $1.05 billion to $1.06 billion through the first eight 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 175 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 179 for the last full year with a total value of $1.67 billion, a $15.51 million, 0.94 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 Australia. 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 Long Beach.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $393,322,201
2Mexico $136,311,579
3South Korea $38,050,033
4Vietnam $35,496,845
5United Kingdom $30,601,158
6Philippines $30,086,284
7Australia $27,215,109
8Japan $23,678,822
9China $22,744,945
10Saudi Arabia $20,119,788

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $91,212,868
2Detroit $82,608,467
3New York City $80,769,785
4Buffalo $70,890,058
5Laredo $63,205,432
6Miami $34,534,192
7Seattle $21,408,626
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $20,424,452
9St. Albans, Vt. $9,098,048
10Philadelphia $7,968,238

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 9.44 percent compared to last year to $141.93 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 0.71 percent compared to last year to $122.9 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 9.28 percent compared to last year to $105.43 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 26.18 percent compared to last year to $100.96 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 1.9 percent compared to last year to $97.51 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 $13.05 million, 3.21 percent, (37.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $3.93 million, 2.97 percent, (12.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $629,960, 1.68 percent, (3.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Vietnam increased $17.55 million, 97.75 percent, (3.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $2.64 million, 9.42 percent, (2.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.67 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $633.78 million of the $1.06 billion total.

All totaled, 53.55 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $568.73 million of the $1.06 billion total