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

Exports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 548 export by value totaled $17.95 million for the month of October, $201.07 million through October of 2018, and $239.13 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$88.94 M
2Mexico$45.59 M
3Japan$15.54 M
4Taiwan$12.21 M
5South Korea$5.32 M
6Malaysia$4.47 M
7Philippines$4.42 M
8Honduras$4.26 M
9Singapore$2.65 M
10Dominican Republic$2.52 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $201.07 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Tacoma, Wash. $27,856,497
2Port of Eastport, Idaho $19,045,449
3Port of Seattle, Wash. $15,329,107
4Port of Los Angeles $14,962,995
5Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $13,782,959
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $13,120,731
7Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $12,610,695
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $10,439,172
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $10,350,186
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $9,978,744

U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) decreased 1.93 percent through October to $201.07 million

U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) decreased 1.93 percent from $205.04 million to $201.07 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 548 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 526 for the last full year with a total value of $239.13 million, a $35.49 million, 17.43 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 Taiwan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Philippines. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Eastport, Idaho and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $88,938,543
2Mexico $45,590,204
3Japan $15,543,793
4Taiwan $12,206,946
5South Korea $5,321,539
6Malaysia $4,474,193
7Philippines $4,423,535
8Honduras $4,257,385
9Singapore $2,648,031
10Dominican Republic $2,523,249

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $10,478,561
2San Diego $5,643,146
3Detroit $2,377,643
4El Paso $1,919,113
5Low Value Shipments $1,666,239
6Laredo $1,437,142
7Portland, Maine $1,033,228
8Miami $939,684
9Great Falls, Mont. $737,436
10Los Angeles $495,379

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:

  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 9.79 percent compared to last year to $27.86 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 0.35 percent compared to last year to $19.05 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 19.83 percent compared to last year to $15.33 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 43.58 percent compared to last year to $14.96 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 177.66 percent compared to last year to $13.78 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 $5.11 million, 5.43 percent, (44.23 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $13.91 million, 43.92 percent, (22.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $2.93 million, 15.84 percent, (7.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Taiwan decreased $5.28 million, 30.21 percent, (6.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $2.4 million, 82.38 percent, (2.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.35 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $167.6 million of the $201.07 million total.

All totaled, 45.25 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $90.98 million of the $201.07 million total