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

Exports: Fresh-cut flowers

Fresh-cut flowers, the No. 907 export by value totaled $3.26 million for the month of February, $5.35 million through February of 2019, and $23.56 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$3.9 M
2Mexico$605,324
3Colombia$322,179
4The Netherlands$194,264
5Japan$189,684
6Jamaica$81,935
7Chile$18,900
8Bahamas$10,280
9Guatemala$10,070
10Cayman Islands$7,273
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U.S. exports of Fresh-cut flowers increased 22.47 percent through February to $5.35 million

U.S. exports of Fresh-cut flowers increased 22.47 percent from $4.37 million to $5.35 million through the first two 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 907 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 941 for the last full year with a total value of $23.56 million, a $2.39 million, 9.22 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $3,897,817
2Mexico $605,324
3Colombia $322,179
4The Netherlands $194,264
5Japan $189,684
6Jamaica $81,935
7Chile $18,900
8Bahamas $10,280
9Guatemala $10,070
10Cayman Islands $7,273

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Low Value Shipments $3,631,878
2Buffalo $861,295
3Seattle $823,363
4Miami $623,373
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $514,207
6New York City $330,425
7Detroit $327,685
8San Diego $273,633
9Honolulu $198,341
10Pembina, N.D. $142,757

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 8.74 percent compared to last year to $2.07 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 2.27 percent compared to last year to $681,280.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. totaled $555,144. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 12.56 percent compared to last year to $508,491.
  • Port Miami rose 1612.2 percent compared to last year to $357,695.

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 $43,235, 1.12 percent, (72.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $551,504, 1024.72 percent, (11.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Colombia increased $322,179, 0 percent, (6.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $2,069, 1.05 percent, (3.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $50,370, 36.16 percent, (3.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.35 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $5.21 million of the $5.35 million total.

All totaled, 78.01 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $4.17 million of the $5.35 million total