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

Exports: Live plants

Live plants, the No. 458 export by value totaled $13.89 million for the month of September, $248.45 million through September 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$164.57 M
2Mexico$38.19 M
3Peru$10.38 M
4Bahamas$6.51 M
5China$3.76 M
6Spain$3.59 M
7The Netherlands$1.54 M
8Dominican Republic$1.4 M
9Turks and Caicos Islands$1.22 M
10Antigua and Barbuda$1.03 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $248.45 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $38,360,112
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $31,650,277
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $21,978,362
4Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $21,012,738
5Los Angeles International Airport $13,564,631
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $12,027,393
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $11,532,711
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $9,805,665
9Port Laredo $9,249,806
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $7,911,841

U.S. exports of Live plants increased 0.78 percent through September to $248.45 million

U.S. exports of Live plants increased 0.78 percent from $246.53 million to $248.45 million through the first nine 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 458 through September among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 476 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 September of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 China. 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 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

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 Bahamas. 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 – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $164,565,577
2Mexico $38,191,181
3Peru $10,384,502
4Bahamas $6,510,310
5China $3,760,809
6Spain $3,589,605
7The Netherlands $1,539,719
8Dominican Republic $1,402,831
9Turks and Caicos Islands $1,215,627
10Antigua and Barbuda $1,031,764

January – September 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 nine months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 8.77 percent compared to last year to $38.36 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 2.72 percent compared to last year to $31.65 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 7.11 percent compared to last year to $21.98 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 5.08 percent compared to last year to $21.01 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 24.61 percent compared to last year to $13.56 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 $2.99 million, 1.85 percent, (66.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $7.49 million, 24.39 percent, (15.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Peru decreased $3.27 million, 23.96 percent, (4.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Bahamas increased $1.49 million, 29.71 percent, (2.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $697,531, 22.77 percent, (1.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.92 percent of all these Live plants exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $223.41 million of the $248.45 million total.

All totaled, 50.94 percent of all these Live plants exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $126.57 million of the $248.45 million total

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