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

Exports: Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing

Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, the No. 248 export by value totaled $97.97 million for the month of October, $899.44 million through October of 2018, and $1.15 billion 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
1Mexico$221.38 M
2China$127.35 M
3Canada$110.35 M
4The Netherlands$77.92 M
5Japan$38.25 M
6South Korea$32.65 M
7Spain$25.43 M
8Saudi Arabia$18.98 M
9Brazil$17.1 M
10France$16.67 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $899.44 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Seattle, Wash. $107,874,074
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $82,133,605
3Los Angeles International Airport $78,264,774
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $77,809,558
5San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $46,830,722
6Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $38,237,972
7Port of Los Angeles $34,068,316
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $30,420,507
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $30,146,899
10Miami International Airport $27,399,192

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 3.49 percent through October to $899.44 million

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 3.49 percent from $931.95 million to $899.44 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 248 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 230 for the last full year with a total value of $1.15 billion, a $4.55 million, 0.39 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $221,377,535
2China $127,347,590
3Canada $110,349,316
4The Netherlands $77,922,355
5Japan $38,247,056
6South Korea $32,647,055
7Spain $25,432,590
8Saudi Arabia $18,981,862
9Brazil $17,100,824
10France $16,670,715

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $58,703,953
2Los Angeles $32,044,029
3San Francisco $28,218,557
4San Diego $12,988,005
5Phoenix/Nogales $12,583,024
6Detroit $10,288,668
7New York City $9,912,829
8Laredo $8,342,246
9Buffalo $6,432,633
10Miami $5,976,261

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 Seattle, Wash. rose 16.19 percent compared to last year to $107.87 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 5.22 percent compared to last year to $82.13 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 0.73 percent compared to last year to $78.26 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 5.53 percent compared to last year to $77.81 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 22 percent compared to last year to $46.83 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 Mexico decreased $4.8 million, 2.12 percent, (24.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $19.32 million, 17.88 percent, (14.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $974,516, 0.88 percent, (12.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $10.78 million, 12.15 percent, (8.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $849,556, 2.27 percent, (4.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.96 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $575.24 million of the $899.44 million total.

All totaled, 43.68 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $392.91 million of the $899.44 million total