Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Sugars

Sugars, the No. 618 export by value totaled $15.38 million for the month of May, $61.14 million through May of 2020, and $118.75 million for all of 2019, 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
1Germany$8.7 M
2Mexico$8.07 M
3South Korea$6.7 M
4Japan$5.06 M
5The Netherlands$4.96 M
6Canada$4.41 M
7Singapore$3.42 M
8China$3.38 M
9United Kingdom$2.48 M
10Switzerland$1.9 M
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U.S. exports of Sugars increased 10.97 percent through May to $61.14 million

U.S. exports of Sugars increased 10.97 percent from $55.1 million to $61.14 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 618 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 670 for the last full year with a total value of $118.75 million, a $4.59 million, 3.72 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 38.86 percent compared to last year to $9.94 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 34.85 percent compared to last year to $8.02 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 12.79 percent compared to last year to $7.25 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 156.31 percent compared to last year to $5.08 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 43.47 percent compared to last year to $4.91 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 from No. 1 Germany increased $2.91 million, 24.69 percent, (24.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 South Korea increased $929,779, 7.52 percent, (21.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $2.58 million, 18.41 percent, (18.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Japan decreased $3.41 million, 23.2 percent, (18.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Canada increased $1.43 million, 18 percent, (15.38 percent market share).

All totaled, 50.63 percent of all these Sugars exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $60.12 million of the $118.75 million total.

All totaled, 57.57 percent of all these Sugars exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $35.2 million of the $61.14 million total