Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Melons and papayas

Melons and papayas, the No. 522 export by value totaled $27.76 million for the month of May, $89.8 million through May of 2020, and $259.61 million for all of 2019, 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$87.39 M
2Hong Kong$868,299
3Japan$752,631
4Bahamas$277,952
5Cayman Islands$119,269
6United Kingdom$106,686
7Bermuda$45,392
8Saint Maarten$27,241
9Trinidad and Tobago$25,341
10South Korea$24,050
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U.S. exports of Melons and papayas decreased 9.22 percent through May to $89.8 million

U.S. exports of Melons and papayas decreased 9.22 percent from $98.92 million to $89.8 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 522 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 539 for the last full year with a total value of $259.61 million, a $23 million, 8.14 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 9.52 percent compared to last year to $18.27 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 6.82 percent compared to last year to $16.79 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 11.75 percent compared to last year to $11.27 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 19.84 percent compared to last year to $9.65 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 16.65 percent compared to last year to $7.88 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 from No. 1 Canada decreased $11.75 million, 4.87 percent, (255.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $10.52 million, 49.25 percent, (12.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Japan decreased $1.5 million, 16.84 percent, (8.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 South Korea increased $1.2 million, 71.73 percent, (3.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $642,049, 29.35 percent, (3.15 percent market share).

All totaled, 97.63 percent of all these Melons and papayas exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $253.45 million of the $259.61 million total.

All totaled, 71.11 percent of all these Melons and papayas exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $63.86 million of the $89.8 million total