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

Exports: Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing

Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, the No. 201 export by value totaled $106.44 million for the month of March, $327.69 million through March of 2019, and $1.1 billion 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$59.74 M
2Mexico$46.94 M
3China$42.56 M
4The Netherlands$38.01 M
5Japan$17.99 M
6France$9.89 M
7Saudi Arabia$8.77 M
8Kuwait$8.03 M
9Brazil$7.61 M
10South Korea$7.59 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $327.69 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Seattle, Wash. $41,963,687
2San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $27,789,688
3Port of Tacoma, Wash. $24,928,768
4Los Angeles International Airport $21,183,514
5Port of New Orleans $17,440,045
6Port of Los Angeles $14,847,048
7Port of Long Beach $13,863,039
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $12,869,262
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $12,277,004
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $11,305,975

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 3.36 percent through March to $327.69 million

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 3.36 percent from $339.07 million to $327.69 million through the first three 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 201 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 204 for the last full year with a total value of $1.1 billion, a $48.06 million, 4.17 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

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

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

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $59,738,422
2Mexico $46,941,417
3China $42,556,467
4The Netherlands $38,007,340
5Japan $17,993,595
6France $9,886,239
7Saudi Arabia $8,768,468
8Kuwait $8,028,013
9Brazil $7,605,274
10South Korea $7,586,092

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $100,110,260
2Los Angeles $70,110,692
3San Francisco $45,719,690
4San Diego $25,646,580
5Phoenix/Nogales $23,356,310
6Laredo $19,890,778
7Detroit $17,460,519
8New York City $16,728,752
9Miami $15,412,220
10Cleveland $14,690,759

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 11.24 percent compared to last year to $41.96 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 1.87 percent compared to last year to $27.79 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 32.76 percent compared to last year to $24.93 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 15.29 percent compared to last year to $21.18 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 185.58 percent compared to last year to $17.44 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 $733,736, 1.21 percent, (18.23 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $10.91 million, 18.86 percent, (14.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $8.55 million, 16.72 percent, (12.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $844,077, 2.27 percent, (11.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $116,695, 0.65 percent, (5.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.63 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $205.24 million of the $327.69 million total.

All totaled, 40.68 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $133.31 million of the $327.69 million total