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

Exports: Live plants

Live plants, the No. 491 export by value totaled $27.04 million for the month of February, $46.89 million through February of 2019, and $310.02 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$21.01 M
2Mexico$13.65 M
3Peru$2.47 M
4Spain$2.32 M
5Bahamas$1.23 M
6China$1.02 M
7United Arab Emirates$691,820
8Argentina$428,588
9Morocco$418,302
10The Netherlands$410,734
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U.S. exports of Live plants increased 2.53 percent through February to $46.89 million

U.S. exports of Live plants increased 2.53 percent from $45.73 million to $46.89 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 491 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 487 for the last full year with a total value of $310.02 million, a $24.4 million, 8.54 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Bahamas. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $21,012,351
2Mexico $13,645,598
3Peru $2,466,151
4Spain $2,317,169
5Bahamas $1,229,351
6China $1,021,364
7United Arab Emirates $691,820
8Argentina $428,588
9Morocco $418,302
10The Netherlands $410,734

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $17,007,180
2Buffalo $8,926,482
3Los Angeles $7,369,942
4San Francisco $6,628,648
5Detroit $6,357,738
6Miami $5,884,601
7Phoenix/Nogales $4,453,940
8San Diego $3,991,266
9Laredo $3,108,256
10Low Value Shipments $2,950,768

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 4.02 percent compared to last year to $5.08 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 361.38 percent compared to last year to $4.99 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 116.54 percent compared to last year to $4.68 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 35.02 percent compared to last year to $3.72 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 17.02 percent compared to last year to $3.43 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 decreased $1.68 million, 7.39 percent, (44.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $7.37 million, 117.42 percent, (29.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Peru decreased $2.04 million, 45.24 percent, (5.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Spain decreased $1.93 million, 45.43 percent, (4.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Bahamas increased $512,657, 71.53 percent, (2.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.74 percent of all these Live plants exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $40.67 million of the $46.89 million total.

All totaled, 46.7 percent of all these Live plants exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $21.9 million of the $46.89 million total