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

Exports: Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing

Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, the No. 243 export by value totaled $112.27 million for the month of December, $1.1 billion through December 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$262.65 M
2China$149.7 M
3Canada$131.16 M
4The Netherlands$114.79 M
5Japan$46.77 M
6South Korea$33.97 M
7Spain$32.86 M
8France$27.77 M
9Saudi Arabia$25.79 M
10Australia$20.3 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Seattle, Wash. $134,213,041
2Los Angeles International Airport $105,292,142
3Port of Tacoma, Wash. $90,378,604
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $87,080,478
5San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $57,329,213
6Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $43,367,757
7Port of Los Angeles $40,871,854
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $37,580,142
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $36,589,079
10Miami International Airport $32,349,387

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 4.17 percent through December to $1.1 billion

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 4.17 percent from $1.15 billion to $1.1 billion 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 243 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 226 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 December 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 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $262,647,881
2China $149,701,163
3Canada $131,155,889
4The Netherlands $114,789,725
5Japan $46,774,332
6South Korea $33,968,126
7Spain $32,864,617
8France $27,768,896
9Saudi Arabia $25,787,387
10Australia $20,303,629

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SEATTLE, WA $166,717,580
2LOS ANGELES, CA $110,861,012
3SAN FRANCISCO, CA $76,297,306
4SAN DIEGO, CA $39,098,628
5NOGALES, AZ $35,685,310
6DETROIT, MI $31,347,112
7LAREDO, TX $29,361,756
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $27,535,588
9MIAMI, FL $19,374,106
10BUFFALO, NY $15,407,342

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 14.15 percent compared to last year to $134.21 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 11.6 percent compared to last year to $105.29 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 19.02 percent compared to last year to $90.38 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 4.29 percent compared to last year to $87.08 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 9.05 percent compared to last year to $57.33 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 $5.48 million, 2.04 percent, (23.78 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $17.4 million, 13.16 percent, (13.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $2.13 million, 1.6 percent, (11.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $15.63 million, 11.98 percent, (10.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $1.46 million, 3.04 percent, (4.24 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.85 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $705.07 million of the $1.1 billion total.

All totaled, 42.95 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $474.29 million of the $1.1 billion total