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

Exports: Frozen fish

Frozen fish, the No. 178 export by value totaled $101.02 million for the month of May, $559.46 million through May of 2020, and $1.88 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
1China$177.77 M
2Japan$124.92 M
3South Korea$117.6 M
4Canada$25.81 M
5Ukraine$15.46 M
6France$10.93 M
7Germany$10.37 M
8Vietnam$7.85 M
9Portugal$6.44 M
10Thailand$6.09 M
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U.S. exports of Frozen fish decreased 9.00 percent through May to $559.46 million

U.S. exports of Frozen fish decreased 9.00 percent from $614.76 million to $559.46 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 178 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 180 for the last full year with a total value of $1.88 billion, a $161.86 million, 7.93 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Ukraine. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Ukraine. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Boston.

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:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 9.78 percent compared to last year to $410.42 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 0.68 percent compared to last year to $56.97 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 24.54 percent compared to last year to $28.52 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 17.51 percent compared to last year to $19.62 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 25.89 percent compared to last year to $5.59 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 China decreased $56.32 million, 8.7 percent, (105.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Japan decreased $150.23 million, 28.68 percent, (66.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 South Korea increased $17.98 million, 6.9 percent, (49.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Canada increased $5.86 million, 6.53 percent, (17.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Ukraine increased $14 million, 22.97 percent, (13.4 percent market share).

All totaled, 75.19 percent of all these Frozen fish exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.41 billion of the $1.88 billion total.

All totaled, 93.15 percent of all these Frozen fish exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $521.12 million of the $559.46 million total