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

Exports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 556 export by value totaled $16.57 million for the month of December, $235.22 million through December 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$96.05 M
2Mexico$54.37 M
3Japan$15.54 M
4Taiwan$15.32 M
5South Korea$10.92 M
6Philippines$6.06 M
7Malaysia$5.43 M
8Honduras$5.14 M
9Dominican Republic$4.24 M
10Singapore$3.22 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $235.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Tacoma, Wash. $34,441,765
2Port of Seattle, Wash. $24,519,795
3Port of Eastport, Idaho $19,770,670
4Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $16,565,067
5Port of Los Angeles $15,590,207
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $15,388,559
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $12,850,611
8Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $12,751,464
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $11,450,220
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $11,263,495

U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) decreased 1.63 percent through December to $235.22 million

U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) decreased 1.63 percent from $239.13 million to $235.22 million in 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 556 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 535 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 December 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 Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Japan 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $96,049,177
2Mexico $54,366,923
3Japan $15,543,793
4Taiwan $15,316,476
5South Korea $10,923,053
6Philippines $6,060,694
7Malaysia $5,431,817
8Honduras $5,138,185
9Dominican Republic $4,238,290
10Singapore $3,224,047

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SEATTLE, WA $36,631,902
2SAN DIEGO, CA $16,620,750
3DETROIT, MI $6,968,154
4EL PASO, TX $6,285,802
5LOW VALUE $4,793,154
6LAREDO, TX $3,783,262
7PORTLAND, ME $2,956,488
8MIAMI, FL $2,946,970
9GREAT FALLS, MT $2,420,768
10LOS ANGELES, CA $1,915,678

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 8.47 percent compared to last year to $34.44 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 23.43 percent compared to last year to $24.52 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho fell 0.1 percent compared to last year to $19.77 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 108.18 percent compared to last year to $16.57 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 42.71 percent compared to last year to $15.59 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 $5.03 million, 4.97 percent, (40.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $12.56 million, 30.04 percent, (23.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $2.93 million, 15.84 percent, (6.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Taiwan decreased $6.85 million, 30.91 percent, (6.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $2.93 million, 36.62 percent, (4.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.71 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $192.2 million of the $235.22 million total.

All totaled, 47.14 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $110.89 million of the $235.22 million total