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

Exports: Frozen fish

Frozen fish, the No. 157 export by value totaled $317.71 million for the month of August, $1.25 billion through August of 2019, and $2.04 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
1China$412.52 M
2Japan$265.11 M
3South Korea$223.51 M
4Canada$48.05 M
5Ukraine$39.97 M
6France$30.46 M
7Germany$30.39 M
8Thailand$17.75 M
9Nigeria$15.79 M
10The Netherlands$13.85 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.25 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $896,489,227
2Port of Seattle, Wash. $173,742,183
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $67,767,404
4Port of Tacoma, Wash. $31,886,217
5Port of Boston $13,325,488
6Port Everglades, Fla. $11,905,655
7Port of New York $8,535,783
8Port Miami $5,369,561
9Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $3,479,635
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,264,061

U.S. exports of Frozen fish decreased 11.16 percent through August to $1.25 billion

U.S. exports of Frozen fish decreased 11.16 percent from $1.41 billion to $1.25 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 157 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 144 for the last full year with a total value of $2.04 billion, a $237.67 million, 10.43 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $412,523,309
2Japan $265,108,648
3South Korea $223,505,679
4Canada $48,054,854
5Ukraine $39,971,054
6France $30,457,275
7Germany $30,391,213
8Thailand $17,745,833
9Nigeria $15,787,667
10The Netherlands $13,851,925

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Anchorage $201,312,618
2Seattle $141,497,887
3Miami $13,031,095
4Boston $8,046,763
5New York City $7,269,290
6Los Angeles $4,536,948
7San Francisco $2,145,299
8Atlanta/Savannah $1,861,043
9San Diego $1,364,050
10Laredo $1,256,435

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:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 5.37 percent compared to last year to $896.49 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 24.62 percent compared to last year to $173.74 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 12.22 percent compared to last year to $67.77 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 40.1 percent compared to last year to $31.89 million.
  • Port of Boston fell 10.89 percent compared to last year to $13.33 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 China decreased $35.79 million, 7.98 percent, (33.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $105.89 million, 28.54 percent, (21.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $855,324, 0.38 percent, (17.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $9.77 million, 16.89 percent, (3.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Ukraine increased $3.04 million, 8.24 percent, (3.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.17 percent of all these Frozen fish exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $989.16 million of the $1.25 billion total.

All totaled, 94.7 percent of all these Frozen fish exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.18 billion of the $1.25 billion total