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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Live plants

Live plants, the No. 472 export by value totaled $32.49 million for the month of October, $279.02 million through October of 2018, and $285.63 million for all of 2017, 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$167.9 M
2Mexico$50.79 M
3Peru$15.72 M
4Spain$7.12 M
5Bahamas$5.67 M
6China$3.65 M
7The Netherlands$3.39 M
8Morocco$1.65 M
9British Virgin Islands$1.62 M
10Colombia$1.29 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $279.02 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $37,499,511
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $31,751,077
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $24,128,808
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $23,676,160
5Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $20,895,495
6Los Angeles International Airport $18,075,408
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $12,660,296
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $9,785,166
9Port Laredo $9,200,081
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $9,087,186

U.S. exports of Live plants increased 9.39 percent through October to $279.02 million

U.S. exports of Live plants increased 9.39 percent from $255.08 million to $279.02 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 472 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 482 for the last full year with a total value of $285.63 million, a $30.21 million, 11.83 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. 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 Bahamas and No. 5 Spain. 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 Los Angeles International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $167,899,131
2Mexico $50,794,890
3Peru $15,721,923
4Spain $7,115,715
5Bahamas $5,666,312
6China $3,654,232
7The Netherlands $3,390,272
8Morocco $1,654,722
9British Virgin Islands $1,623,183
10Colombia $1,292,622

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $8,877,327
2Los Angeles $6,033,751
3San Francisco $5,469,623
4Buffalo $4,886,114
5Detroit $4,796,253
6Phoenix/Nogales $2,194,097
7Low Value Shipments $1,993,347
8Miami $1,897,060
9Portland, Maine $1,473,415
10Laredo $1,392,609

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 5.75 percent compared to last year to $37.5 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 7 percent compared to last year to $31.75 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 7.44 percent compared to last year to $24.13 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 11.36 percent compared to last year to $23.68 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 16.75 percent compared to last year to $20.9 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 increased $10.75 million, 6.84 percent, (60.17 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $7.48 million, 17.28 percent, (18.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Peru increased $3.55 million, 29.18 percent, (5.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Spain increased $1.41 million, 24.66 percent, (2.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Bahamas decreased $1.23 million, 17.83 percent, (2.03 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.59 percent of all these Live plants exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $247.2 million of the $279.02 million total.

All totaled, 49.44 percent of all these Live plants exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $137.95 million of the $279.02 million total