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

Exports: Melons and papayas

Melons and papayas, the No. 499 export by value totaled $15.39 million for the month of October, $250.79 million through October of 2018, and $275.88 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$212.77 M
2Mexico$21.29 M
3Japan$7.19 M
4Hong Kong$3.11 M
5Taiwan$2.19 M
6South Korea$1.68 M
7Kuwait$837,363
8Bahamas$568,137
9United Arab Emirates$196,409
10Cayman Islands$160,148
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U.S. exports of Melons and papayas increased 2.70 percent through October to $250.79 million

U.S. exports of Melons and papayas increased 2.70 percent from $244.2 million to $250.79 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 499 through October 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 $275.88 million, a $5.8 million, 2.15 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners 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 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 South Korea. 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 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $212,765,800
2Mexico $21,294,180
3Japan $7,192,326
4Hong Kong $3,110,088
5Taiwan $2,187,611
6South Korea $1,675,736
7Kuwait $837,363
8Bahamas $568,137
9United Arab Emirates $196,409
10Cayman Islands $160,148

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $7,574,897
2Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,093,436
3Great Falls, Mont. $3,976,377
4Detroit $3,532,847
5Seattle $3,495,889
6Low Value Shipments $3,043,785
7Honolulu $1,069,264
8Pembina, N.D. $994,251
9Portland, Maine $733,180
10Miami $465,809

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.92 percent compared to last year to $48.01 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 10.39 percent compared to last year to $30.38 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 4.86 percent compared to last year to $25.76 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 9.87 percent compared to last year to $24.23 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 0.05 percent compared to last year to $20.86 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 $1.14 million, 0.53 percent, (84.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $9.59 million, 82 percent, (8.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $591,224, 8.96 percent, (2.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Hong Kong decreased $260,402, 7.73 percent, (1.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan decreased $386,862, 15.03 percent, (0.87 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.31 percent of all these Melons and papayas exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $246.55 million of the $250.79 million total.

All totaled, 59.51 percent of all these Melons and papayas exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $149.24 million of the $250.79 million total