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

Exports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 609 export by value totaled $15.06 million for the month of March, $45.64 million through March of 2019, and $235.22 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$14.46 M
2Mexico$11.85 M
3Japan$6.67 M
4South Korea$3.22 M
5Malaysia$1.34 M
6Dominican Republic$1.25 M
7Honduras$936,000
8Singapore$746,839
9Thailand$624,000
10Philippines$584,202
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U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 3.12 percent through March to $45.64 million

U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 3.12 percent from $44.26 million to $45.64 million through the first three 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 609 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 606 for the last full year with a total value of $235.22 million, a $3.91 million, 1.63 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Honduras and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $14,457,685
2Mexico $11,845,208
3Japan $6,666,425
4South Korea $3,218,043
5Malaysia $1,338,994
6Dominican Republic $1,249,157
7Honduras $936,000
8Singapore $746,839
9Thailand $624,000
10Philippines $584,202

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $27,305,769
2San Diego $10,693,082
3Detroit $4,545,162
4El Paso $4,347,242
5Low Value Shipments $3,137,715
6Laredo $2,370,154
7Miami $2,002,681
8Portland, Maine $1,959,553
9Great Falls, Mont. $1,603,426
10Los Angeles $1,418,243

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 3.62 percent compared to last year to $9.72 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 52.47 percent compared to last year to $6.65 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 11.2 percent compared to last year to $3.68 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 5.77 percent compared to last year to $3.26 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. fell 25.23 percent compared to last year to $3.09 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 $1.77 million, 13.97 percent, (31.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $2.35 million, 16.54 percent, (25.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $1.82 million, 21.42 percent, (14.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $2.95 million, 1106.79 percent, (7.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Malaysia increased $347,715, 35.08 percent, (2.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.22 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $37.53 million of the $45.64 million total.

All totaled, 57.84 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $26.4 million of the $45.64 million total