Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Fish, fresh or chilled

Fish, fresh or chilled, the No. 593 export by value totaled $16.81 million for the month of December, $196.18 million in 2019, and $186.78 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$165.19 M
2Japan$11.77 M
3France$2.5 M
4The Netherlands$2.47 M
5Israel$1.67 M
6Mexico$1.38 M
7Germany$1.15 M
8Vietnam$1.05 M
9Egypt$919,146
10Belgium$805,200
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U.S. exports of Fish, fresh or chilled increased 5.03 percent through December 2019 to $196.18 million

U.S. exports of Fish, fresh or chilled increased 5.03 percent from $186.78 million to $196.18 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 593 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 606 for the last full year with a total value of $186.78 million, a $4.42 million, 2.31 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 France, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Israel. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Eastport, Maine, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 France, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Eastport, Maine, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $165,194,676
2Japan $11,772,445
3France $2,500,613
4The Netherlands $2,467,933
5Israel $1,668,990
6Mexico $1,384,668
7Germany $1,147,660
8Vietnam $1,045,218
9Egypt $919,146
10Belgium $805,200

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland, Maine $10,531,492
2Buffalo $8,626,998
3Seattle $4,510,040
4Low Value Shipments $3,961,406
5New York City $2,688,983
6Boston $2,143,027
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,994,878
8Anchorage $1,746,064
9San Francisco $1,405,693
10Detroit $1,131,649

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Eastport, Maine fell 7.13 percent compared to last year to $51.93 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 1.7 percent compared to last year to $26.57 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 12.91 percent compared to last year to $24.59 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 64.34 percent compared to last year to $24.44 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 3.75 percent compared to last year to $12.41 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 $13.73 million, 9.07 percent, (84.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $567,272, 5.06 percent, (6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 France decreased $750,119, 23.08 percent, (1.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $561,995, 18.55 percent, (1.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Israel increased $961,455, 135.89 percent, (0.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.59 percent of all these Fish, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $183.6 million of the $196.18 million total.

All totaled, 71.33 percent of all these Fish, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $139.94 million of the $196.18 million total