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

Exports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 516 export by value totaled $32.78 million for the month of July, $155.59 million through July 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$83.03 M
2Mexico$27.17 M
3Japan$15.01 M
4Malaysia$4.11 M
5South Korea$3.68 M
6Taiwan$3.41 M
7Honduras$2.65 M
8Philippines$2.28 M
9Dominican Republic$2.01 M
10Singapore$2 M
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U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 11.60 percent through July to $155.59 million

U.S. exports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 11.60 percent from $139.42 million to $155.59 million through the first seven 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 516 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 551 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 July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Eastport, Idaho.

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 Honduras. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $83,025,076
2Mexico $27,167,073
3Japan $15,014,946
4Malaysia $4,111,074
5South Korea $3,676,455
6Taiwan $3,409,711
7Honduras $2,651,860
8Philippines $2,282,784
9Dominican Republic $2,008,108
10Singapore $2,000,360

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 16.51 percent compared to last year to $17.67 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 5.49 percent compared to last year to $12.64 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 20.87 percent compared to last year to $9.93 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 57.76 percent compared to last year to $9.42 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 3.12 percent compared to last year to $8.59 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 increased $15.81 million, 23.52 percent, (53.36 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $4.88 million, 15.22 percent, (17.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $528,847, 3.4 percent, (9.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Malaysia increased $1.59 million, 63.38 percent, (2.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $2.97 million, 422.33 percent, (2.36 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.48 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $132.99 million of the $155.59 million total.

All totaled, 37.44 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $58.25 million of the $155.59 million total