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

Exports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 575 export by value totaled $16.11 million for the month of February, $31.82 million through February of 2020, and $255.47 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$11.7 M
2Mexico$9.33 M
3South Korea$2.15 M
4Japan$2.11 M
5Malaysia$1.1 M
6Honduras$985,533
7Taiwan$707,595
8Guatemala$633,879
9Dominican Republic$519,917
10Singapore$491,557
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U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 4.03 percent through February to $31.82 million

U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 4.03 percent from $30.58 million to $31.82 million through the first two 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 575 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 597 for the last full year with a total value of $255.47 million, a $20.25 million, 8.61 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. 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 South Korea and No. 5 Dominican Republic. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $11,700,343
2Mexico $9,325,408
3South Korea $2,147,532
4Japan $2,110,479
5Malaysia $1,101,108
6Honduras $985,533
7Taiwan $707,595
8Guatemala $633,879
9Dominican Republic $519,917
10Singapore $491,557

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SEATTLE, WA $13,445,222
2SAN DIEGO, CA $6,232,246
3EL PASO, TX $2,957,864
4GREAT FALLS, MT $2,492,056
5DETROIT, MI $1,971,090
6LOW VALUE $1,459,164
7MIAMI, FL $1,360,596
8LOS ANGELES, CA $1,113,426
9LAREDO, TX $1,066,662
10NOGALES, AZ $566,762

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 17.04 percent compared to last year to $5.18 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 148.04 percent compared to last year to $3.36 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 49.84 percent compared to last year to $2.87 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 13.91 percent compared to last year to $2.78 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 21.33 percent compared to last year to $2.7 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 $3.07 million, 35.6 percent, (36.78 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $1.27 million, 15.82 percent, (29.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $768,402, 26.35 percent, (6.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $1.69 million, 44.44 percent, (6.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Malaysia increased $145,125, 15.18 percent, (3.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.93 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $26.38 million of the $31.82 million total.

All totaled, 53.06 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $16.88 million of the $31.82 million total