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

Exports: Live fish

Live fish, the No. 899 export by value totaled $2.65 million for the month of February, $5.67 million through February of 2019, and $61.46 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$3.17 M
2South Korea$1.19 M
3Hong Kong$300,817
4Mexico$203,102
5Taiwan$126,332
6United Kingdom$104,049
7Japan$86,227
8Germany$73,065
9Brazil$58,265
10Italy$37,263
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U.S. exports of Live fish decreased 9.36 percent through February to $5.67 million

U.S. exports of Live fish decreased 9.36 percent from $6.25 million to $5.67 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 899 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 894 for the last full year with a total value of $61.46 million, a $6.54 million, 11.91 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 China, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $3,168,918
2South Korea $1,186,602
3Hong Kong $300,817
4Mexico $203,102
5Taiwan $126,332
6United Kingdom $104,049
7Japan $86,227
8Germany $73,065
9Brazil $58,265
10Italy $37,263

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $2,480,369
2Detroit $2,246,343
3Seattle $1,789,957
4Los Angeles $1,578,863
5Miami $1,285,050
6San Francisco $1,177,541
7Honolulu $830,569
8Low Value Shipments $340,929
9Portland, Maine $235,350
10Jacksonville/Tampa $198,799

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:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 2.42 percent compared to last year to $1.3 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 20.04 percent compared to last year to $940,880.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 10.77 percent compared to last year to $781,594.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 3.6 percent compared to last year to $624,270.
  • Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii fell 0.87 percent compared to last year to $368,188.

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 $299,591, 8.64 percent, (55.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea decreased $138,196, 10.43 percent, (20.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong increased $173,464, 136.21 percent, (5.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $5,268, 2.66 percent, (3.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan increased $62,790, 98.82 percent, (2.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88 percent of all these Live fish exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $4.99 million of the $5.67 million total.

All totaled, 70.81 percent of all these Live fish exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $4.01 million of the $5.67 million total